Since my mid 20s I’ve struggled with armpit odor. I’ve tried several solutions:

  • Trimming my armpit hair. I’ve read that the odor comes from bacteria on the hair, but taking it off only marginally helped.
  • Aluminum based deodorants. I sweat so profusely that the aluminum barely puts a dent on the river-like flow.
  • Deodorant stones. Two applications a day definitely helped, but the odor stubbornly remained.
  • Direct application of 70-90% isopropyl alcohol. I got this idea from working in a laboratory where we used alcohol as a sterilizer. If I washed my armpits twice a day and sprayed afterwards, the smell was greatly reduced, but it was too labor intensive.

I normally shower at night so thankfully I don’t put out an odor during my night-time game sessions, but by the following afternoon I reek. Sometimes I’m lucky to have 6-8 solid hours of smelling okay until the odor returns.

One day I was searching through natural remedies for a sinus infection on a site called Earth Clinic. I browsed around the ailments page and noticed body odor. Their top solution was baking soda. I figured it’d be worth a try.

I went to the grocery store (I was in Copenhagen at the time), and paid $1.50 for a small container. That night I showered, dipped two wet fingers in the baking soda, and rubbed it into my pits. I figured that it would take a few days to see a noticeable effect, like was the case with the deodorant stone.

The next afternoon I stuck my nose under each arm and couldn’t pick out a smell. Later that night, a full 24 hours after initial application (at a time when I would be a biohazard), there was absolutely no smell. For the two months I’ve been putting baking soda in my pits I’ve forgotten how it’s like to have odor. I repeat, I am no longer odorous.

For a minute I wondered if my armpit odor was a key to my sexual success. Was my odor releasing arousing pheromones in the environment? Would I get laid less if I smelled nice? This has not turned out to be the case. I’m ready to conclude that body odor is not an attractant, and if it’s something that chips at your confidence like it did to mine, you’d be best served getting rid of it.

For many years I stuck with commercial chemicals that didn’t work and merely masked the odor, so I’m amazed that such a common household product has the potential to wipe out the world’s body odor problem (other guys on my forum also can’t believe it works). I’m so excited at this development that I’ve become a baking soda evangelist. I’ll tell anyone who wants to listen how to be odor-free and proud.

154 Comments

  1. Tampa July 1, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Hilarious.

  2. T. AKA Ricky Raw July 1, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Antiperspirants with aluminum work for me odorwise but I hate the caked on residue that accumulates as a result, so I’m going to gladly give this a try. Thanks. The amount of things baking soda, regular vinegar and apple cider vinegar are good for is mindboggling.

    1. Timothy Nigel Hare June 26, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Aluminium leads to alzchimers, and possibly premature balding also.

  3. Anonymous July 1, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Baking Soda makes a underarm deoderant from arm and hammer…

  4. Aaron July 1, 2011 at 10:32 am

    It also works great as an exfoliant if you mix it with whatever you wash your face with. I know this sounds faggy, but it’s good for blackheads and smooths your skin right out.

  5. Ugslayer July 1, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Curious. Did you ever try completely shaving the hair off?

  6. Dirt Man July 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Interesting. I use this deodorant (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RSUVUU/) and spray a small amount of cologne into each armpit, as well as my chest and neck. Seems to work well enough for me.

    So you just wet your fingers, put in the baking soda and then spread that into your armpit? Seems easy enough. Messy? Does it get onto your clothing at all?

  7. Capital of Peru July 1, 2011 at 11:28 am

    The natural solution is always the way to go

  8. The Rookie July 1, 2011 at 11:35 am

    what about wetness? my deoderant has an anti-perspirant, which I definitely need. does baking soda help with that, too?

    1. Roosh July 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Rookie: No it doesn’t stop perspiration.

  9. PUAVault July 1, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Talcum Powder?

    1. obot October 28, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Can cause cancer

      1. Gerry May 16, 2018 at 12:41 am

        That’s from getting it up your vag.

  10. Odor Cause July 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    You were on the right track with the alcohol application. The odor is caused by bacteria that live on your armpits feasting on the sweat you pores realease. So you basically have 2 options.

    1) Kill the bacteria (probably impossible to do)
    2) Limit the sweat.

    You might want to look into under arm botox. I sweat so bad that even using Dr prescribed 20% aluminum-hexahydrate solution did nothing.

    The armpit botox costs about $600-1000 dollars and lasts for 9-10 months. It’s totally worth it as it completely stops your armpits from sweating.

    1. Jack Burton September 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Do you sleep on a sponge?

  11. Odor Cause July 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I guess my comments are blocked. Look into armpit botox it will change your life. Nothing ever worked but this fixed it.

  12. romeo maldino July 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    “The natural solution is always the way to go”

    yeah. with food too. processed food is a killer.

    gonna try baking soda instead of tom’s.

  13. Rebel July 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Bacon Doda is amazing for whitening your teeth. Mix about a spoonful of bacon soda and enough hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Brush away and after a couple of weeks, you will notice a difference.
    Cheap and effective.

    1. Don't do this December 28, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Don’t do this!! It will weaken your enamel and you could totally ruin your teeth! Totally not worth the risk!!

      1. YaHabibtiColoosh March 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

        It won’t ruin your teeth if you don’t do it every day.

  14. T. AKA Ricky Raw July 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Rebel, you’re so right. I paid for a professional laser tooth whitening job and I swear I got much better results from just a month of homemade cheap baking soda and peroxide paste.

  15. VI July 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Earthclinic is an awesome site. Glad Roosh linked to it.

  16. Rick James July 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Your stanky armpits are also created by a poor diet.

  17. Riker July 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Guys! This shit is magical! You can brush your teeth, clean your hair, drink with water to cure a hangover, and clean your sinks and bathroom with it!

    Best item ever!

  18. Shark July 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Do you think it would work on Vaginas? One of my exes had toxic fumes spewing out of her vagina, I often felt bad boffing her because of the displeasure it must’ve caused my dick.

    1. Gerry May 16, 2018 at 12:43 am

      Probably had cervix rot.

  19. (R)Evolutionary July 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Roosh,

    Have you noticed that when you bang you get particularly floral armpit scent? Seems to be a trend, and I’ve noticed that chicks generally tend to like it, and when they like it, they really like it, as in they sniff their sheets & pillows after I’m gone and tell me they can’t get enough of my smell, but when they don’t, they’re really not jazzed by it at all.

    This alone tells me that there’s something to the body smell that is pheromonal. So I tend not to want to erase it completely, nor even to mask it, but enhance it. So I took an aromatherapy class where you learn to blend up essential oils in complementary ways. So I play around with essential oils, and wear them in my pits, on my wrists, chest, and neck. Not a lot, just a bit, you don’t want to smell like a french whore. I tend to use more woodsy oils, like cedar & sandalwood, and mix in just a touch of a masculine floral scent like ginseng or vetiver, not something feminine like rose or jasmine.

    I get a lot of of compliments. Just the other day, and older chick came up to me in a coffee shop & asked what I was wearing. It was a particularly expensive blend from India, at $40 for just a few drams, but I’ve got so many compliments on it that I’m going to double down on this next order.

    I think I will try the baking soda thing for when I work out. There are times when, especially if I’ve had caffeine (Coffee is the worst!), I’ll tend to smell very strong. That’s when I get a bit nervous about it, because it overpowers even the oils, which are strong themselves.

    1. Gerry May 16, 2018 at 12:47 am

      Pheromones are not consciously sensed. They are detected by a different node (vomeronasal) in the roof of the nasal sinus. It is in front of the smell sensor. It appears that it is near-vestigial; many do not seem to have one.

  20. speakeasy July 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    You may have to experiment with mixing the baking soda in different concentrations. For me, using it full strength causes my armpits to dry out, crack, flake and become raw, even though it works as promised on odor. I’m going to try mixing it with corn starch. Baking Soda by itself can have somewhat of an exfoliate effect on the skin.

  21. clot July 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    baking soda & vinegar for volcano armpits bro

  22. Falcon July 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    The aluminium in deodorants is rumored to cause alzheimers in the long run.

    Plus, the alu leaves ugly yellow stains on your clothes which can’t be removed.

  23. Jake July 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Also great to wash your hair, do laundry, brush your teeth, clean just about anything. I replaced almost all chemical stuff with just baking soda.

  24. Fubsy July 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I’ve read that a side effect of underarm electrolysis is a (permanent?) reduction or elimination of u/a sweating…if that’s not your cup of tea, search for a device called “drionic”, I’ve used it on for my hands for decades. They also make a device for the underarms.

  25. Simple is best July 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I have Two plastic squeeze bottles in my shower. One has a few table spoons of baking soda, the other has a few ounces of vinegar. Add water to fill the bottles and use the soda instead of soap for hair and body, and the vinegar instead of cream rinse for your hair.

    Your skin will be super smooth, chicks will notice and comment, and your hair will be super soft.

    Stumbled across this combo a few years back and stuck with it ever since. I think the scents of shampoos and soaps interfere with your natural pheromones. This not only works better but leaves your own attractive manly aroma intact…

  26. Johnny Milfquest July 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Shaving your pits is another way to go. I’m serious. It works.

  27. vomit sex July 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Roosh –

    I agree baking soda is great. You can also make a strong solution with water and rinse your mouth with it. Then you have to rinse your mouth again with water to purge the strong taste, but this method is better then using an alcohol based mouthwash which will kill bacteria in your mouth that you need.

    Other uses: cleaning your battery plugs and leads on your car. No I’m serious.

  28. Viralata July 1, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Roosh,

    You should try going for an entire month without saying or posting anything negative about your own country. Think of it as a mental exercise. It will be tough at first, like squats, but you can do it. Keep it up and eventually you just won’t care.

    Viralata

    1. Gerry May 16, 2018 at 12:50 am

      His native country is Iran. His domicile is (last time he mentioned it) Poland.
      I haven’t noticed any badmouthing of either.

  29. diesel July 2, 2011 at 1:44 am

    @riker
    riker. you are misinformed. baking soda absolutely will not cure a hangover.
    baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, hangover are caused by the lose of fluids associated with drinking alcohol. sodium also robs your body of fluids, so if anything. baking soda will make your hangover much worse. the only cure for a hangover is water.

    1. Jocelyn June 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      water and sugar my friend

  30. Robot Oeuf July 2, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Roosh
    I was just reading your blog that you linked to on your twitter when you were 22. You were so sweet back then.. surprising how much your views change in the space of a few years though, “I’ll be 22 in a few hours (still sorta young), but I can easily be attracted to woman up to 40 or so. The older a woman is, for some reason the more I count her body. I guess there is something nice about the older, more experienced woman.”

    1. Roosh July 2, 2011 at 10:40 am

      Robot: I think it’s common for young guys to be more impressed by “experienced” older woman. Now I’m reluctant to date over 25.

      “this method is better then using an alcohol based mouthwash which will kill bacteria in your mouth that you need.”

      Baking soda can tell good bacteria from the bad?

      1. Elizar Bornsaine February 3, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        Different bacteria are susceptible to different things.

    2. singalongbanana November 19, 2013 at 6:20 am

      he probably got dumped, and now he hates anything with a brain.

  31. Anonymous July 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Skin grafts.

    An unexpected benefit of having skin grafts on yer pits is that you never have BO again. Read up on what causes BO and you’ll see why. Just be sure to get lots and lots and lots of pain meds because skin grafts, as you might expect, hurt. Bad. But you’ll save a fortune on antiperspirant and never stink again.

  32. cortez July 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Roosh,

    offtopic request:

    PLEASE SETUP LIFESTYLE INTERVIEW WITH G-MANIFESTO ASAP!.

    Thank you.

  33. Arcey July 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    In addition to exfoliant for oily skin it also works w/ laundry. Throw approx. 1 tbslp in with your laundry occasionally or if your clothes have odor. In addition to making clothing smell better it helps remove stains and soften the water so you can use less detergent. Don’t use it w/ every wash because it will increase wear on dyed cotton.

  34. Anonymous July 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    @32
    I say Read a book called”how to Date young women: for men over 35″ by R.Don Steele.

    he breaks down how women behave in age brackets.18-23,23-26 according to how society looks at them and expects of them at those ages etc..not so much his opinions.
    its not just for guys over 35.its pretty informative for any guy.
    in the same book he mentions how women after around 27 or so start to become”ball breaker”cunts .Roosh is right about chasing the under 25 years old women.they are less cuntier and generally more pleasant to be around than older women with baggage,wrinkles+a loose pussy with a laundry list of what they want in an “IDEAL MAN”.like that “Man”even exists.
    Im gona try the baking soda thing.Thanks

    1. singalongbanana November 19, 2013 at 6:18 am

      Rather false I would say. Under 25 is usually the raging feminist age among the women who are under education.

  35. Anonymous July 3, 2011 at 4:59 am

    fukck I just bangesadnd an g ugly

  36. Anonymous July 3, 2011 at 4:59 am

    not okr…fuck

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  38. quepaso July 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I use it to clean bathtubs and bathrooms…it’s ultra efficient (baking soda)

  39. Anonymous July 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Had the same problem … Certain Dri solved it for me … I swear by it now.

    1. katiebear June 20, 2017 at 10:20 am

      I also have to agree with using Certain Dri for my excessive armpit sweating problem that I had when I was in college. Sound like you didn’t try all of their product because they have many types of aluminum based products. My favorite is the aluminum chloride because it was recommended by my doctor and has the least amount of aluminum in the product. But there also have product that might work better for you that have a concentrate of 20% and higher. There is one of those that actually is a antiperspirant deodorant that works for odor control and excessive sweat. No matter what level of hyperhidrosis you are dealing with, Certain Dri has a product that is based on your level of uncontrollable sweat. And you get 72 hours (if you need that long) of protection. You should always apply only at night and never when you are already sweating. This is the best antiperspirant for excessive sweating. Check it out for your and the many different product Certain Dri has at https://www.certaindri.com/

  40. diesel July 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    i tried this last night, thanks to roosh, and am proud to report it works perfectly and exceeded my expectations. i tried it thinking it would reduce smells, but wouldnt completly eliminate odor, and i can definitely say that there was zero odor. it should also be noted that i spent the entire night on a sweaty dancefloor. very impressive. keep up the good work roosh.

  41. Guavaberry July 4, 2011 at 3:21 am

    You silly Americans, we swear by this in latin america.

  42. Anonymous44 July 4, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Went dancing tonight here in Canada. It worked as advertised. Thanks Roosh!

    Am also using it for jock itch. Itchiness is gone, but testicles are bright red and groin area are bright right. Will try it for another couple days before doing the cortisone treatment. Hope it works!

  43. lazy guy July 4, 2011 at 10:36 am

    To each his own, enjoy your choices, ‘live & let live’, etc… However …

    Stinky perspiration results from an unhealthy diet — junk food, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, salt, maybe coffee too.
    When your diet does not include any of those toxins, your perspiration can be just about odorless.
    You may even be told that your skin tastes sorta sweet.

    Having a very healthy natural diet has so many rewards, when you experience the difference, the toxic options may lose a lot of their allure (when you view them in terms of the penalties they impose on your).

    Best wishes to everybody making his own choices for himself.
    It’s great to see people exchanging helpful info.

    [I have not read all the comments yet because I’m in a hurry now]

    1. Horus El Bey March 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Great info

    2. Will May 23, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Bullshit.

    3. bree June 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      I work out 5 days a week and eat very healthy amd I had an underarm odor problem so your theory is Invalid.

  44. Bigfoot July 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks Roosh, I wasn’t sure you were being serious the first time I read about it but I see it works.
    I’m gonna try it out since I do get body odour after 8 hours not showering.

  45. Timothy July 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    One thing I did learn about deodorant/anti-perspirant – it collects in your pores and remains for days, even after you stop using it. It doesn’t wash off when you shower at the end of the day. When I was off from work for a week or so, I didn’t put any on (I use Right Guard Clear Gel). After a few days, I starting getting odor from my underarms, and even after showering the faint odor was still there. It had been ages since I smelled any underarm odor, and I realized that after ceasing use for a few days, that’s what I REALLY smell like! I used powder, just to see if that would stop it, but it only worked for a little while. I’ll do an experiment with the baking soda and see what the results are. I know it’s used as an odor controller (people put an open box in the refrigerator to try to control food odors), so it stands to reason that it might work for certain body odors too.

    1. Gerry May 16, 2018 at 12:55 am

      It’s not the odor; it’s the burning of the eyes and the sensation of inhaling a blowtorch.

  46. romeo maldino July 5, 2011 at 12:55 am

    i thought it would work somewhat

    but it works AMAZING

    just testing it for the second day

    damn

    thanks roosh

    a personal thank you on this one

  47. Thomas July 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Damn Roosh bad breath and smelly armpist you were all kinds of fucked up.

  48. ve July 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I tried this over the weekend and it burned the f out of my pits after a few hours. I now have giant red rashes under each arm that sting like crazy. All I did was shower, dip two wet fingers into baking soda box and smear the past under my arms. No smell, but its burning. Maybe I used too much? Anyone else have this problem?

    1. Stephanie August 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Try using baking powder its works well but doesn’t cause reddness

  49. Eddie A July 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Roosh
    You mention looking for a fix for a sinus infection. Did you find anything from that site that works?

  50. hydrogonian July 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    @roosh

    Im late to this article, as I haven’t been around much to check out the site. But I wanted to pass on a recommendation that far, far surpasses Baking soda. As a man that has strong ‘pheromones’ under his right arm, specifically, so much so that it was cutting through everything including baking soda (tried it on the recommendations in the forum), I went on a hunt for a solution and I found it.

    Get this: Lavilin Underarm Deodorant Cream

    http://www.amazon.com/Lavilin-Underarm-Deodorant-Cream-10/dp/B000X9N4AQ/ref=pd_sim_hpc_4

    It 100% eliminates all odor through a mechanism that, from what I can tell, repopulates your odor causing underarm microflora with microflora that prevents odor (or perhaps the prevention is just due to the killing off of the odor causing microflora).

    The best part:

    Because it works at the very root of what causes odor, you can use an amount the size of a half-pea and not have to reapply it for days. I’m averaging four days or more, with no smell, without reapplication of the deodorant. This is how it is meant to work. Additionally, when some smell does begin to return, its much, much milder than before. It looks and smells more natural than any other type o deodorant as well.

    When you get to a place where you can order and wait for delivery, give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed.

  51. [email protected] August 16, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Do a candida cleanse. UPI won’t have body odor anymore

    Type McCombs plan on the Internet, it takes a while but it really really helps. Also improves overall health tremondously

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  53. anonymos February 17, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I am a woman. I have tried different essential oils. But I have found that I attract more men AND women with just baking soda under the arms. Has anyone every heard of this, being able to attract both men and women with I believe pheromones. No, I’m not lesbian or BI sexual. I am just able to attract both sexes. It was strange to me at first.

  54. Anonymous March 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I applied baking soda liberally for crotch rot and woke up with nasty burns down there.

    [Roosh: Genital area is very sensitive. Try a 50/50 mix of baking soda to cornstarch.]

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  56. tammy July 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I’ve used this….after many years seeing my mum use it to remove stain off her teeth due to smoking…and believe me it works….I’ve now started using it in my home, my son and hubby have stinky feet lol..we simply sprinkle some dry powder into the takkies and it eliminates odors as well..we use it as a germ killer when brushing our teeth as well…I think its an amazing product and its so affordable as well….

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  59. Anonymous January 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I have had the same experience. The same day as first use of baking soda there was absolutely no smell. And it lasted for many days after the first application. It’s incredible and easy and cheap!

  60. Anonymous January 19, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Coconut oil kills bacteria when applied to arm pits. It keeps me dry for a couple of days.

  61. Anonymous February 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    .. Hi, I tried the baking soda scrub with lemon juice on my vagina to try and lighten the color like this site told me to do šŸ™ … It’s been like two hours since I did it and when I pee it burns like hell. It even burns when I sit down. I tried to put Neosporin on it, but it still burns… How can I get rid of the burning? I was fine before I did the scrub.

  62. Anonymous101 February 11, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Can I try using baking powder instead? Would it have the same reaction? If not why? Thanks anyway! šŸ™‚

  63. Ruthless February 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Please shower in the am, you spend an entire night sweating when you sleep. Wash off the night grime. If you want to stop excess sweating use drysol, it’s hard on your skin though. Or Botox. But your body will sweat more elsewhere to make up

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  65. Anonymous April 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    you guys are totally hilarious and not in an amusing i-want-to-bang you way. creeps of the world unite; no wonder you need essays on how to deal with flaky girls and how to “love tour” foreign countries ’cause you certainly aren’t going to land any other kind of woman for longer than one night of (her) desperation. hahahahaha!!!!

    1. BBR November 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      cant tell if troll, or just very stupid

      1. i am cunt. hear me roar February 11, 2014 at 2:52 am

        its just proof in the pudding… women read these blogs with their dumbfuck airheaded nature which is so remarkably well documented on this site. They are oblivious to the most simple and obvious fact that having a man stick a cock in them is like finding (salt) water in the middle of an ocean whereas for men (even for the prez of the USA) plugging a woman’s hole is like finding a bottle of urine when abandoned in the middle of gobi desert.

        Ok, the analogy is cliche, but i like it. I would like to see more satirical writing which make the points clear please, maybe short stories. Now I gotta get back to chokin me chicken cos my armpits smell like hell

      2. BBR February 11, 2014 at 4:30 am

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  66. valmont April 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Baking soda is very effective in putting out fires and grease flames

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  69. A Finn - just wondering May 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I was thinking about trying the baking soda, but does it stop the “river flowing”? I use a regular 48-hour anti perspirant from a brand called Nivea. It neutralizes the odor but only decreases the amount of sweat coming out slightly. I have used many products from various brands and some don’t even neutralize the odor as well as Nivea’s products do.

    Back to my initial question, does the baking soda stop the river flowing?

  70. Grace July 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I am going to try this tonight. I just showered and used baking soda for exfoliating dead cells on my body and i scrubbed in gentle circular motion and iit works and my skin is super smooth. The girl probably burnt down her private area because she scrubbed so hard. I tried it there washing with water and it didnt burn at all. Now i also used baking soda for brushin my teeth and also spread the baking soda paste on my underarm.. Normally i would stink when i wake up,but i will see the result tomorrow morning.. Thank you for sharing this šŸ™‚

  71. Anonymous September 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I also had a problem with stinking armpits i then used sodium bicarbonate for 2 weeks. After i stopped using it they then started stinking again this time they were uncontrollable they were even worse when i came across car gas (nitrogen dioxide )… please help

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  73. singalongbanana November 19, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Ahahaha! I heard this guy Daryush Valizadeh is short and stinks. No wonder he hates women so much heh?
    LOL

  74. Mike December 30, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I thought changing my diet helped me with body odor issues. I removed all dairy products, meat and meat products, added in more green vegetables and chlorophyll supplements. This has helped me a lot because it flushed out all the toxic things, I felt a lot healthier and also smelled and looked better.

  75. nony_nonymous January 7, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Hello there, I really need help. Every morning, I DO put some baking soda under my pits but my classmates are still trying to avoid me! And so are my family! It’s that bad, guys. Like, they keep on gossiping about me, and I’m also scared and trauma (kinda) to lift up my arms whenever my teacher asks questions. And sometimes my friends also act ignorant to me. It hurts! When the first day I tried putting baking soda, I was all like happy cause I didn’t smell anything bad, and I still put it till now ( i sniffed my clothes and it didn’t smell anymore ) but why do people surrounding me act like as if i stink alot, when I can’t smell anything from my shirt? Feel free to reply to me, thanks !

    1. Luwiza March 22, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Hi try Milk of Magnesia. After washing in the morning, shake the bottle of MOM and apply a small amount under each armpit. You can apply it twice under the same armpit, just to make sure every part of your underarm is covered. I also washed my armpits at night with diluted white vinegar and in the morning MOM. It works :). Also try some essential oils. They are natural with no added ingredients which irritates your skin even more

  76. YosarriansRight January 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I trim the pits and use baking soda; works perfectly.

  77. nonymos January 12, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Guys please help, I used this method and the first day I did it and smelled my clothes I really didn’t smell but after few weeks people say I stink. How, and whyyy? Please suggest what I should do next. No bad comments please.

    1. Luwiza March 22, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Hi try Milk of Magnesia. After washing in the morning, shake the bottle of MOM and apply a small amount under each armpit. You can apply it twice under the same armpit, just to make sure every part of your underarm is covered. I also washed my armpits at night with diluted white vinegar and in the morning MOM. It works šŸ™‚

  78. tony starks January 21, 2014 at 12:46 am

    smelly arabs #stereotypes XD lol

  79. OG February 6, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Baking soda is indeed a miracle. Great for many things, from stomach acid, to teeth brushing, to dandruff. BUT, I have to say mixing it with water it irritated my underarms. that may have been the way I mixed it. Next time I’ll try it the way you did. But in the meantime there’s Arm and hammer Baking soda deodorant (which i got at $1/per stick) and also mitchum unscented (try to catch it on sale).

  80. selfabuse March 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    A smatter of Lemon or Lime juice will do it as well. Anti bacterial. Learned it on youtube. Don’t use anti-perspirents, it is unnatural and blocks pores as well as applying chemicals to your limp nodes glandes seems carcinogenic.

  81. stinkyroosh May 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

    But you still REEK of fear of intimacy.

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  83. n2whyteguyz July 6, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Really? You brag about how cool and sexy not washing your hair for a couple of week made you but you’re too shy to stink up the joint with your actual bodily scent?

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  85. happiestwomanalive October 11, 2014 at 6:28 am

    been a week now that am using virgin coconut oil and over the top of it is baking soda…its great! no odor now. i can raise my hands freely now and no smell at all. my miracle. thank God i finally found the cheapest cure to my smelly-before-armpits.

  86. Duncan October 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I had the same problem and found the same posive result.. Wow world reallinis a simplier place , we just get caught up in all the roar business to solve our problems… Another tip gargle hydrogen peroxide for bad breath

  87. Duncan October 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    The arm and hmmer deordant sadly didnt come close to solving this, , need 100 percent baking soda not Powder… There s an interesting story about Armin Hammer the guy in the 1920s who made arm and hammer a commercal product … Googke it sometime

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  90. Der Mac November 14, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Belief in commercial products is one of the additives in the blue pill. The Peru man talks straight in the comments when he wrote that the more natural a product is, the better.

  91. junkfood November 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    did you try changing your diet?

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  99. Jose December 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Diet is a huge factor in your body odor, and disease as well. Western diets tend to make people smell bad because they are high in dairy products, red and processed meats, and low in vegetables and fruits. I went to Japan during the summer and I noticed that people there used little or no deodorant yet did not stink even in the summer heat, and it was crowded over there. The Japanese eat a diet very different from those of us in the West, mostly fish, rice, and vegetables, but also fruit (even though it is very expensive). Although Japanese people are eating more Western foods its still nothing like what it is in America or in Europe.
    I noticed that I cut out things like cheese, butter, red meat, and spicy foods, and added in vegetables, fruit, and lean protein, I smelled a lot less.
    I also would agree that baking soda is very useful for personal hygiene, its great for your teeth and gums.

    Even that being said, some people have said that people of different races tend to smell different, I know black people that say they notice a particular odor on whites, many Japanese say whites smell like milk or cheese. Some Westerners say Asians also have a smell too but is faint.

  100. Robert Collins January 21, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    How come when I have body odor I seem to get laid more than when I don’t have body odor and these women are sucking and licking on me when I don’t feel clean but when I am clean they are not interested. How come?

  101. matt March 3, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    what about on your crotch…when you get sweaty?

  102. Thaddeus Kavonia Jones May 30, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Thank you for your example and pioneering….you changed my life too!

  103. Edy G Soto June 14, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Hello!
    I’m a female that has just switched from regular deodorants/antiperspirants to cruelty free products, and I am wreaking. ..šŸ˜· These cruelty free brands do work, but I do have to re-apply 2 times a day. Anyhow this never happened before with my usual one day application of Mitchum, but I felt that I didn’t have to contribute to the cruelty, hounds/rabbits/cats and other animals have to endure for my sake. So my question is, you said you dipped your wet fingers in the baking soda? Can you be more specific and give me a how to? Sort of speak, to applying this? I’m trying to visualize how you are applying it but I’m thinking it all crumbles off your underarm… Hope to hear from you soon!
    Thanks
    Edy

    1. Gerry May 16, 2018 at 1:00 am

      Mitchum is still spraying hounds/rabbits/cats and other animals after all these years?

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  105. Phyllis August 5, 2015 at 5:56 am

    I’ve experimented with baking soda a few times but I can’t really find a home-made deodorant recipe that works for me. Stumbled across a brand called Lavilin, http://www.lavilin.com – works pretty well. All-natural.

  106. Pete August 6, 2015 at 12:59 am

    If my pits smelled that bad I would probably use the baking soda, but women love my natural scent. I trim my pit hair and never use deodorant, unless I know I will be going at least a full day without a shower while traveling. I have had a lot of women tell me my scent makes them horny. Even I like it.

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  108. tracelle February 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    “Iā€™m ready to conclude that body odor is not an attractant…”

    Yesss! Please disseminate this message as widely as you can. Over and over again. So many more men need to understand this.

  109. Frankie Baton July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I have a problem similar to Roosh.

    My armpits never smell nor even sweat a lot. My problem is this incredibly strong odor from my groin pits. Soap only does so much so I started to put baking soda in the groin pits and there is a difference. Has anyone tried this and is it safe?

    Why stop there, gents? On a hot day after taking 2 or 3 dumps, you ever slice your hand through your ass crack like a credit card, take a wiff at your hand and scream “WOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!” Baking soda helped with that problem, you never know when a girl wants to lick your ass, so be ready for that.

    1. Gerry May 16, 2018 at 1:03 am

      Scrub the damn thing with baby wipes. Dig the last miniturd out or it will stink, stink, stink.

  110. disqus_2015ScorpioWater August 6, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Avoiding dairy products, red meat, processed meat, curry, cumin, garlic, processed junk foods, and onions will also help you avoid bad body odors. Bathing twice a day and wearing clean clothing daily as well helps you too. I also tried the baking soda and seems to work better than deodorant alone. Always use aluminum free deodorant.

  111. Aburubu October 22, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Did you use this method everyday? In the morning or evening?

    1. Aburubu October 22, 2016 at 6:35 am

      Can you use this after showering in the morning or you use this before showering in the morning?

  112. Mario December 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Are you kidding me? Now I have huge burns around my armpits

    1. Mario December 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      My fault ..I used washing soda instead of baking soda (the naming is not so clear in Dutch)

  113. disqus_2015ScorpioWater January 20, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Avoiding dairy, red meat, and gluten also helps. Eating green veggies, fruit (particularly citrus) keeps away underlying body odor. Also avoiding pungent spices. Japanese tend to eat a diet that is little or no dairy, more fish than red meat, fruits and veggies. They have the lowest use of deodorants on Earth of any developed country.
    Using baking soda mixed with oil and lemon juice instead of soap works really well.

  114. anonymous February 1, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Lemon juice works better.

  115. Clayton Thomas March 28, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Eating the organic baking soda (without toxic aluminum), or huffing it, cures cancer.

  116. white swan June 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I use a similar deodorant–equal parts Baking soda and coconut oil stirred into a cream. Works beautifully. If the oil runs down your arm it’s because you put too much on. So far I’ve never had that happen. The oil absorbs quickly. You won’t feel it.

  117. RachelPoo August 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    It seems like you just never used the right product for your body. Aluminum based deodorants are not a one choice fits all type of product. Many antiperspirants are different and there is a possibility you didn’t find a product that was strong enough for the level of hyperhidrosis that you are dealing.with, Baking soda really clogs up the pores while aluminum doesn’t clog up your pores. It actually just is a chemical reaction with water that deposited the salts into the sweat duct that produces a blockage in the areas that its applied. My favorite ids the Certain Dri Extra Strength Clinical Solid because its a very high percentage of Aluminum Sesquichlorodrate that is actually made for sensitive skin. People that use this high of percentage of aluminum often get skin irritations, which doesn’t happen with this unique product. I would shop around and give antiperspirants a chance again.

  118. Harvey Lee September 16, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Baking soda helps absorb moisture from the skin, it can absorb sweat and reduce body odor. It kill the bacteria that grows in areas like underarms. It is also useful to treat many skin disorders.
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  119. Fausto Essentuki December 1, 2017 at 12:17 am

    years ago I switched from antiperspirant to baking soda for a little while. I also use baking soda and peroxide as place of tooth paste and it works great, without exposure to fluoride. I also ingest baking soda as a stomach antacid, and do my laundry with it instead of detergent.

  120. Jo Martini December 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    It’s baking soda, not bacon soda

  121. Common Sense February 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I know this is old but I’ll be damned if baking soda isn’t the best deodorant I’ve ever used. I’ve used it for a year straight and never switching back. I convinced my Dad to try it because he suffers with the same armpit stink as Roosh. He was skeptical. He has been on baking soda only for a month and is amazed.