Could you feed a small village with the money you've wasted on failed sweat solutions? I know — because I spent half my adult life researching and testing prescription antiperspirants, pills and even maxi pads — only to end up disappointed and broke. Before you throw another dime at another supposed sweat-stopping miracle, try these home remedies for hyperhidrosis.
Medicine Cabinet Miracles: Home Remedies for Hyperhidrosis
You can find most of these household products at the grocery store or in your own home. Know that these solutions won't cure hyperhidrosis. But they are healthier and cheaper alternatives to many expensive solutions that just don't work.
Witch hazel is a great home remedy for hyperhidrosis. An herb found in nature, witch hazel acts as an astringent and antiperspirant. It dries out your skin and closes your pores to prevent sweating.
There are two ways to curb sweat with witch hazel.
The first is to apply liquid witch hazel with a cotton ball to the areas you sweat most. You can also combine equal parts water and hazel bark powder to make a paste. Apply the paste to your skin, and let it sit for an hour before rinsing it off with water.
Although you probably don't have witch hazel sitting in your medicine cabinet, you can also use the solution as an astringent for your face, to remove your makeup — or even treat dandruff.
Salt for drier pits? You betcha. Salt absorbs sweat, blocks your pores and keeps your skin dry.
You have a couple options when using salt as a home remedy for hyperhidrosis. First, try rubbing sea salt crystals on your sweaty areas. You can even carry around a bottle of crystals to use whenever you feel a sweat session coming on.
If that doesn't work, combine equal parts salt and lime juice to make a citrus scrub. Rub the solution onto your skin, rinse it off and enjoy sweating less!
White Sandalwood Powder
White sandalwood powder is another natural astringent. Combine 1 tablespoon of each white sandalwood powder, rose water and lemon juice to make a home remedy for hyperhidrosis. Mix the concoction until a paste forms.
Next, wash and dry your skin thoroughly, and apply the paste to your skin. Be sure to let it harden completely.
After 20-30 minutes, rinse your skin with warm water. Repeat this process every day to reduce sweatiness.
Coconut oil seems to cure just about every ailment these days — sweat and odor included. That's because the super fruit contains lauric acid, which kills sweat-causing bacteria due to its antimicrobial properties.
Here's how to use coconut oil to help with excess sweat and odor:
- Combine 10 grams of crushed camphor and 1 cup of coconut oil.
- Mix the ingredients together and apply the paste to your body
- Leave it on your skin for 45 minutes to an hour
- Rinse it off with water
You can also apply cold-pressed coconut oil to your skin after every shower or bath as you would a regular moisturizer. Do this regularly to decrease excessive sweat.
I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say you don't have homeopathic remedies laying around the house. But before you drop off, hear me out.
Homeopathy is based on the idea that you can enhance the body’s natural self-healing processes with substances found in nature. There are several homeopathic medicines that reportedly help hyperhidrosis. For example, if you have sweaty feet, talk to your homeopathist about silica.
If you suffer from excessive cranial sweating, try acidum hydrofluoricum. If you're overweight and suffer from hyperhidrosis, calcarea carbonica could help. However, none of these homeopathic medicines have been clinically tested or proven.
Be sure to talk to a homeopathist before trying any of these oral medicines.
Alternative Hyperhidrosis Remedy
Your pantry and medicine cabinet are great sources for easy, natural sweat solutions. You can avoid throwing more money at failed products by using what you already have — or purchasing cheap, dual-purpose products.
But if these solutions don't provide relief from heavy underarm sweating, a sweat proof undershirt could be your answer.
Thompson Tee is a discreet undershirt that completely absorbs underarm sweat and allows it evaporate. That means no sweat marks or nasty yellow stains ever again. It's solved my excessive underarm sweating issue, and I know it can do the same for you.
So far, Thompson Tee has helped more than 100,000 people in nearly every country live free from embarrassing sweat marks.
The next time you're at the grocery store, pick up some of these household items and give them a go.
Have you tried other effective home remedies for hyperhidrosis? Share them in the comments below!