21 Bizarre But Brilliant Products That Fix Body Odor & Other Embarrassing Sweat-Related Problems

When it comes to sweat, I often find myself pretty torn. On one hand, sitting in a pool of my own moisture is the quickest way to ruin my day. I genuinely enjoy feeling dry and clean, so I have an impressive arsenal of products that fix body odor and other sweat-related problems. On the other hand, sweating is a totally natural function, and some even believe that it's a must if your body is going to adequately detoxify itself.

There's lots of benefits to sweating — in addition to keeping your body at a healthy temperature, sweating also helps with expelling toxins, cleansing pores, and killing temperature-sensitive viruses and bacteria on the surface of the skin. As a result, antiperspirants that stop sweating altogether (especially the ones that clog up pores with aluminum) aren't always the best option for optimal health.

So what's a hygiene fan/health freak hybrid such as myself to do? Thankfully, there's tons of safe products on the market that allow you to sweat and neutralize odors and moisture simultaneously. They don't clog up your pores with harmful chemicals, but they do allow you to stay fresh, dry, and irritation-free all day — even if they seem a little bizarre at first.

1. The Charcoal Bags That Keep Your Shoes Fresh

Mini Moso Natural Air Purifying Bags, $10 (2 Pack), Amazon

Because they're filled with extremely absorbent activated charcoal, Mini Moso natural air purifying bags effortlessly soak up odors and moisture. They come in a pack of two and are a perfect fit for any pair of shoes, keeping them dry and fresh without harmful chemicals or toxic fragrances.


2. This No-Mess Stick That Stops Blisters, Chafing, Redness, And Discomfort

Rocket Pure Natural Anti Chafe Balm, $15, Amazon

Free of parabens and harsh chemicals, Rocket Pure natural anti-chafe balm is a no-mess stick that makes your skin slick and silky smooth to prevent irritation anywhere on the body. Whether it's used between your legs, with your workout gear, with heels, or under your clothes, reviewers say it results in "no blisters, chafing, redness, or discomfort of any kind," and a little goes a long way.


3. This Salt Ball That Cleanses And Prevents Odor All Day

Himalayan Salt Ball, $16, Amazon

Because it's loaded with natural bacteria-controlling minerals, this Himalayan salt ball works as a body cleanser and a healthy deodorant. Either use it to clean and nourish skin in the shower, or rub it over moistened, freshly-cleansed underarms. People say it really controls odor all day, leaves no rash, and it even comes with a cute drawstring bag.


4. The Powder That Keeps Your Bottom Dry

Anti Monkey Butt Lady Powder, $14 (2 Pack), Amazon

If you often experience chafing around the thighs and butt after particularly sweaty activities, Anti Monkey Butt Lady Powder might be your solution. It uses calming and absorbent ingredients that soak up moisture, create a smooth surface, and soothe irritated skin. It works anywhere on the body, lasts all day, and has a nice subtle fragrance — plus it's made with natural ingredients like cornstarch and calamine.


5. A Tea Tree Oil Body Wash To Fight Bacteria, Fungus, And Odors

ArtNaturals Tea Tree Body And Foot Wash, $13, Amazon

Tea tree is an amazing oil, because it's naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and deodorizing. Over 1500 reviewers are raving about ArtNaturals tea tree body and foot wash when it comes to tackling body odor, ringworm, athlete's foot, and eczema. It's suited for sensitive skin because of its gentle ingredients, and it keeps skin moisturized, invigorated, and soft.


6. These Bamboo Bra Liners That Stop Boob Sweat

Antibacterial Bamboo & Cotton Bra Liner (Sizes S-XXL), $15 (3 Pack), Amazon

Because it's extremely absorbent, quick-drying, and antibacterial, these bamboo and cotton bra liners are a great way to control under-boob sweating in hot weather. They come in three different colors to fit in with your clothes, are made with silky soft fibers, and sit right up against your body for a comfortable and invisible fit.


7. This Deodorant Stick With No Harsh Ingredients

Schmidt's Deodorant Stick, $10, Amazon

It comes in a ton of different scents, it's not sticky or greasy, it neutralizes odor and absorbs wetness, and it's made with safe, mineral-derived ingredients. No wonder people are raving about Schmidt's deodorant stick: "Yesterday I applied it at 6 am as I started my day, did my usual hour long yoga session outside in the humidity... As I was getting in the shower at 9 pm last night, I got a whiff of myself. You won't believe it, but I still smelled like the lovely, vanilla-y rose I smelled like in the morning."


8. These Insoles That Stop And Prevent Foot Odor

Cedar Wood Shoe Insoles (Sizes 5-13.5), $17, Amazon

Cedar wood contains oils that produce a natural and pleasant fragrance to stop and prevent foot and shoe odor. These cedar wood shoe insoles slip into your favorite pair to keep them comfortable, dry, and fresh all day long, and since they're thin and flexible, they mold to any foot. They've even got a layer of cotton to absorb extra moisture, and they work without any chemicals.


9. These Fashionable Bands That Stop Your Thighs From Chafing

Bandelettes Elastic Anti-Chafing Thigh Bands (Sizes A-F), $18, Amazon

These Bandelettes thigh bands are as adorable as they are functional. They have a stretchy, comfortable fit that prevent your thighs from chafing together under dresses and skirts, and the gorgeous lace makes for a fashionable accessory. They even come in multiple different sizes and 17 different colors and designs.


10. This Spray Filled With Odor-Tackling Essential Oils

Lumi Outdoors Natural Shoe Deodorizer, $13, Amazon

Because it's made with great essential oils like peppermint, tea tree, clove, and lemon, Lumi Outdoors natural deodorizer is a safe and effective spray that you can use on your feet or in all your favorite shoes. It tackles bacteria, eliminates fungus, and keeps shoes fresh no matter how much you sweat.


11. This Lotion That Dries Silky Smooth To Prevent Irritated Breasts

Fresh Breasts Lotion, $11, Amazon

Say goodbye to messy powders. Fresh Breasts lotion moisturizes breasts and dries as a silky smooth, cooling feel that prevents wetness and chafing. It's especially great for bigger breasts that chafe against bras, and some even use it between their thighs to prevent irritation.


12. A Citrus Spray That Detoxifies And Deodorizes

Weleda Citrus Spray, $12, Amazon

This Weleda citrus spray acts as a full-body detoxifier and disinfectant. It uses biodynamic lemon peel oil to help your skin feel fresh and clean. People say it truly does prevent body odor all day long, and they love that they don't need to worry about the ingredients.


13. This Paste That Skips The Harsh Ingredients And Still Keeps You Smelling Clean

Essential Eden Pit Stank Paste, $13, Amazon

This Essential Eden Pit Stank Paste is picking up popularity, and fast. That's because it keeps you fresh and odor-free all day without aluminum, parabens, talc, or other harsh ingredients. Coconut oil keeps bacteria at bay, arrowroot powder keeps you fresh, and shae butter moisturizes skin to create what people are calling "the best natural deodorant [they] have ever used."


14. These Bamboo Liners That Are Comfortable And Quick-Drying To Prevent Odor

CozyWow Invisible Bamboo Socks, $11 (4 Pairs), Amazon

Liners (especially quick-drying ones) can prevent foot odor in sockless shoes like heels or flats. These CozyWow socks are made from bamboo, so they dry super quick, and have a thin, ultra low cut design that helps them stay invisible in most shoes. Reviewers also love that they stay in place and are extremely comfortable.


15. The Tea Spray That Keeps Makeup Perfect Throughout The Day

purebliss Setting Spray, $12, Amazon

Fast drying, never sticky, and made with gentle ingredients, purebliss Setting Spray is makeup staple for so many people — and it's made with tea extracts to wake you up whenever you need to. A few quick mists ensure that your makeup stays matte and fresh-looking all day, no matter how much oil or sweat. I have really oily skin and Jamaica is extremely hot but somehow this spray beat the odds and works like magic!" says one reviewer.


16. The Skin Probiotic That Keeps You Fresh With Good Bacteria

Mother Dirt AO+ Mist, $50, Amazon

The human skin is made up of a combination of good and bad bacteria. When there's not enough good bacteria to keep the bad in check, sweat smells more and skin is prone to breakouts and irritation. Mother Dirt AO+ Mist replenishes the skin with strands of essential bacteria that are often stripped by soaps and other cleansing products. Not only do reviewers swear that it clears up acne, but it also helps to keep you feeling fresher for longer when sprayed in sweat-prone areas.


17. Cool Down And Freshen Up With These pH-Balanced Wipes

GoodWipes, $9, Amazon

When you desperately need a shower but it's just not an option, there's GoodWipes. They're pH-balanced, biodegradable, and use a mix of essential oils to remove dirt, excess sweat, and body odor. The best news? Reviewers say, "It leaves my skin feeling silky and refreshed like I just took a quick shower."


18. The Water Bottle That You Can Mist Your Face With

O2Cool ArcticSqueeze Insulated Mist 'N Sip Squeeze Bottle, $13, Amazon

This water bottle come with a mist attachment, so you can refresh and cool down with a little fine mist instead of dumping it all on your face. The insulated bottle also keeps water cold for hours, and reviewers love how great it is for long days spent outdoors.


19. The Underarm Pads That Prevent Sweat Stains

PURAX Pure Pads Antiperspirant Adhesive Underarm Pads, $16 (30 Pack), Amazon

These underarm pads are placed directly onto the armpit and prevent stains on clothing, keep things dry, and stop odors from happening. They're all-natural, too. Reviewers recommend shaving the area before application, but they work incredibly when applied: "I'm so happy I found this product! I am now able to wear shirts and dresses I never could before, for fear of sweating through them. I no longer have to worry about that. I put powder on before applying, and they stayed out for the 7 hours I was wearing them. They came off easily, considering they are an adhesive."


20. Balance And Refresh Skin Anywhere With Rose Water

Eve Hanson Rose Water Spray, $20, Amazon

Rose water spray is an awesome trick for heavy sweaters, because it cleanses, freshens, and tones your skin anywhere. This one from Eve Hanson is made from 100 percent pure Moroccan rosewater, and it comes in an eight ounce easy spray bottle that's great for on the run to give your skin a fresh, subtle rose scent.


21. The Thick Headband That Actually Keeps You Cool

Yoga Headband, $10, Amazon

This stretchy, non-slip yoga headband is cute and comfortable — all while wicking away sweat and keeping you cool when you're working out, playing outside, or just running errands. They're also machine-washable, come in a variety of colors, and one reviewer writes: "They hold a tremendous amount of sweat making my workouts and runs much more pleasant. No more sweat dripping into my eyes or having to carry a towel to wipe my face!"

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