16 Amazing Excessive Sweating Remedies



Everyone sweats and its the natural process of the body through which it releases its toxins. But what if that natural course of action becomes deviant by becoming a disorder? Excessive sweating which is also known as hyperhidrosis is a serious and embarrassing problem. So, before you face some more trouble because of excessive sweating, get rid of it by trying out some of the provided home remedies below.

There are some people who sweat excessively as compared to others. It’s completely natural to sweat after some physical activity or on a hot sunny day, because it’s the body’s way of cooling off. However, if the temperature is mild, you’re not exercising, and you’re not under any stress, yet you still find your clothes drenched that may be a sign of excessive sweating, according to WebMD. But instead of depending on medicinal treatments, you can try natural remedies to treat excessive sweating at home.



But, before we continue let us understand why some people sweat excessively. We have thousands of sweat creating glands, that generate sweat when the body temperature rises. The nervous system stimulates these glands to generate sweat. It can also be an indication to problems such as thyroid, diabetes or hypertension.

Heavy medicines such as antibiotics, medicines for dry mouth, high blood pressure. Apart from this the sweat glands can also get stimulated by hormonal changes, stress, anxiety or fear. Now, the amount of sweat completely depends upon various factors such as genes, age and fitness level.

A number of signs and symptoms, which can make out that you are suffering from excessive sweating are:

  • Wet and moist palms and soles
  • Skin infections such as athletes foot
  • Visible sweating that even drenches the clothes
  • Discoloration of the affected area
  • Foot odor
  • Cracking and scaling of the skin

Home Remedies for Excessive Sweating

Some amazing home remedies for excessive sweating are discussed below.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

1. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Remedies for Excessive Sweating

Apple cider vinegar is the mother of home remedies as it is used for various conditions, including sweating. This vinegar balances the pH level of your body areas like armpits or feet so that bacteria find it difficult to thrive there. Being an antiperspirant, it forms a coat on the skin which ensures the pores are closed. Here are some ways to use ACV for eliminating excessive sweating.

How to Use ACV for Underarm Sweating

  • Using a cotton ball, apply apple cider vinegar to the armpits before going to bed.
  • Leave it for overnight and then wash it with water in the next morning.
  • Continue this process every night.

Note: Dilute ACV with enough water, if you experience any irritation.

ACV for Sweaty Feet

  • Pour 1 liter of water and ½ cup of apple cider vinegar in a foot basin and stir well.
  • Place your feet in it and soak it for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Apple cider vinegar can also be added to your bath.
  • Follow this process regularly.

Alternative Method: Wash your feet with mild soap and water. Dry them thoroughly and apply ACV using a cotton ball. Leave it to dry completely. Repeat the process daily.

ACV Drink

If you suffer from generalized sweating, it’s better to consume apple cider vinegar internally.

  • Either add 1-2 tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water or add 2 teaspoon of honey to two teaspoon of vinegar.
  • Drink it on an empty stomach in the morning.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an excellent natural astringent and an anti-fungal agent too. Therefore, it is extensively recommended by herbalists to control foot sweating. It gives you relief from sweating by killing the bacteria that causes it. You just need to apply a little oil where you sweat more.

How to Use

  • Soak a cotton ball in tea tree oil and then apply this on the sweat prone areas.
  • If you have sensitive skin, dilute it by adding 4 – 5 drops of tea oil to 1/2 cup of water.
  • Repeat it regularly.

3. Lemon Remedies for Excessive Sweating

3. Lemon Remedies for Excessive Sweating

Lemon is another effective remedy to control sweating. It has citric acid that eliminates the bacteria and its pleasant fragrance makes it as a natural deodorant. However, you should not use lemon before stepping out in the sun because they can give you dark underarms. Instead, you may apply it at bedtime.

Lemon for Armpit Sweating

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of lemon juice and baking soda in a small bowl.
  • Apply this paste on the armpits thoroughly by using cotton pad.
  • Let it sit for about 20 – 30 minutes and then wash it with water.
  • Continue doing this regularly.

Or 

  • Rub half lemon on the underarms by gently squeezing it.
  • Leave it overnight or if you cannot, leave it for 15 – 30 minutes and rinse off with water.
  • If you are sensitive to lemon juice, dilute it with some water.
  • Apply it using a cotton ball.

Lemon for Body Sweating

  • Mix 1 or 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of salt in a small bowl.
  • Apply this on sweat prone areas of the body.
  • Massage gently with your hands for few minutes.
  • Leave it on for about 15 – 20 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
  • Pat the skin dry and repeat regularly.

4. Baking soda

Baking soda and cornstarch are naturally water-absorbing agents. Sweat contains certain acids that encourage bacteria to thrive. But because baking soda is alkaline, it counteracts the bacteria-loving acids in sweat. It also acts as a natural deodorant. Due to this very reason, many store-bought deodorants even contain baking soda.

How to Use

  • Combine enough amounts of baking soda and cornstarch.
  • Clean the underarms thoroughly and apply the mixture on them.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it off with water.
  • For more effective results, add any essential oil into the mixture.
  • Note: Make sure to wear loose fitted clothes.
  • Follow the process regularly.

Or

  • After taking bath, apply some baking soda on the sweat prone areas.
  • Discard the excess amount of baking soda.
  • Leave it to dry without rinsing off.

5. Coconut Oil Remedies for Excessive Sweating

5. Coconut Oil Remedies for Excessive Sweating

Coconut oil has been used since the ages for various purposes. It contains lauric acid which helps to eliminate the bacteria that causes the sweat. One of the myths attached to coconut oil is that it stains clothes but if you take a small amount of oil and massage it well into your skin, it will not even stain your clothes. The light fragrance of the oil also keeps you refreshingly fresh.

How to Use

  • Add 10 grams of crushed camphor to 1 cup of coconut oil.
  • Stir well to make a paste.
  • Apply this on the sweat prone areas of the body.
  • Massage it for few minutes and let it sit for about 45 – 60 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water.
  • Repeat regularly.

Or

  • After taking bath, apply enough amounts of organic and cold pressed coconut oil on the sweat prone areas.
  • Massage gently until the oil is completely absorbed.
  • Repeat the application daily.

6. Potato

Potassium-rich foods such as potatoes help push water out of the body. Due to this quality it helps in absorbing excess water from the body. This makes it as an antiperspirant and also a blocking agent.

How to Use

  • Rub a small potato piece on the sweat prone areas for few minutes.
  • Let the potato absorb the excess sweat and prevent sweating further.
  • Leave it to dry completely before wearing clothes. Make sure to make wear loose fitted clothes.
  • Alternatively, you can apply some potato juice using a cotton ball and leave it to dry completely. Extract potato juice, pour into an airtight container and refrigerate it for daily use.

7. Black Tea Remedies for Excessive Sweating

7. Black Tea Remedies for Excessive Sweating

The tannic acid present in black tea holds astringent and antiperspirant properties. This makes it part of remedies for excessive sweating. The astringent property constricts the sweat glands which controls the sweat flow to outer skin. Black tea contains more tannic acid than normal tea, so it is the best to use.

Black Tea for Armpit Sweating

  • Place 2 black tea bags in 3 cups of hot water.
  • Let it steep for about 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Dip a wash cloth in this tea and put this on the underarms.
  • Or place wet black tea bags on the armpits and hold for a few minute.

Black Tea for Feet & palm Sweating

  • Fill a foot bath basin with 1 liter hot water.
  • Place 2 black tea bags in this water.
  • Allow it to steep for a short while, and then soak the feet or palm in it for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Take out the feet or palm and pat dry.
  • Repeat regularly.

If you have generalized sweating:



  • Soak a wash cloth in black tea water and wipe the sweat prone areas like neck, armpit and feet using it for almost half an hour.
  • Alternatively, soak the sweat prone areas in the black tea for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • For effective results, drink 2 -3 cups of black tea daily to treat and prevent excessive sweating.

8. Homemade Deodorant

Commercially available deodorants are loaded with chemicals that may harm your skin. And they are not meant for people who perspire a lot making them ineffective most of the time. The solution lies in making your own deodorant at home with baking soda as the main ingredient.

You have known in the previous remedy how effective baking soda is in controlling sweat. When mixed with a fragrant essential oil, they may also keep you refreshing for the whole day. It not only helps in treating excessive sweating but also helps in reducing body odor.

How to Use

  • Add a sufficient amount of water to 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • Stir well to make a paste.
  • Add 4 drops of any essential oil like lavender oil, lemon or vanilla oil (of your choice).
  • Apply this to the sweat prone area of the body.
  • Let it sit for about 15 – 20 minutes, then either wash or just leave it on.
  • Continue regularly.

Or

  • Add 3 teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 teaspoon of Shea butter to a double boiler.
  • Place over a medium heat to melt.
  • If you do not have a double boiler, you can place the ingredients in a jar which has lid over a pan of hot water.
  • When melted, remove from the heat and add 3 teaspoons of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder.
  • Stir it well and add any essential oil of your choice.
  • Allow it to cool for few minutes.
  • Fill this mixture in an empty deodorant stick and store it in the fridge to avoid melting.
  • Use this stick regularly.

9. Sage

9. Sage Remedies for Excessive Sweating

The tannic acid present in sage is known for its astringent properties. This restrict the sweat glands from producing excessive sweat and also reduces too much sweating. The anti-bacterial and antifungal properties control the bacterial growth causing to sweat.

How to Use

  • Combine 1 teaspoon of sage leaves and 1 -2 cups of water.
  • Bring this mixture to boil and remove from the flame.
  • Let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Use this water to clean the sweat prone areas.
  • Repeat at least 3 times a day.

Or

  • Add 1 teaspoon of sage to a cup of hot water.
  • Allow it to steep for about 5 – 8 minutes and then strain.
  • Drink before going to sleep, adding lemon to taste.
  • Alternatively include sage in your daily cooking.

Sage for Foot Sweating

  • Fill a foot basin with hot water.
  • Add 2 teaspoon of sage to it and allow it to steep and cool for few minutes.
  • Place your feet in this water and let it soak for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Pat your feet dry and repeat daily.

10. Chamomile

The fragrant chamomile as we all know has antibacterial, astringent, and also deodorant properties. This makes it ideal for sweat remedy. While its anti-bacterial properties can eliminate the odor-producing bacteria, the astringent properties can constrict the sweat glands to produce less sweat. It will also serve as a good deodorant to keep you fresh throughout the day by countering the body odor due to excessive sweating.

How to Use

  • Place 1 teaspoon of chamomile herb in a cup of hot water.
  • Allow it to steep for a few minutes.
  • Drink this tea daily to get relief.
  • Or Soak a cotton ball or pad in the tea.
  • Apply it to the sweat prone areas for few minutes.
  • Do this process regularly.

Or

  • Add few drops of chamomile essential oil to a bath of warm water.
  • Stir it well and soak in the water for few minutes.
  • Have this bath daily.

11. Witch Hazel Remedies for Excessive Sweating

11. Witch Hazel Remedies for Excessive Sweating

Witch hazel is obtained from the hazel shrub. Its extract contains tannins, catechins, gallic acid and flavonoids. It also contains essential oils such as carvacrol, hexenol and eugenol, saponins and choline which helps to treat the sweating problem effectively. This particularly works best on the face, by shrinking the skin pores with its strong astringent properties.

How to Use

  • Take some witch hazel and soak a cotton pad in it.
  • Wring out the excess and apply this pad on sweat prone areas like armpits, face and feet.
  • You can either wash off after 30 minutes or leave it on like that.
  • Follow this process regularly.

Or

  • Mix witch hazel bark powder and water to make a paste.
  • Apply to the sweat prone areas.
  • Let it sit for about an hour and then rinse it with cold water.
  • Follow this process daily for about a week or two.

12. Cornstarch

When you just start to sweat excessively, you can use cornstarch to control it. So, always carry a bottle of cornstarch powder which is lightly perfumed with talcum powder with you.

How to Use

  • Using tissue paper, wipe away the already present sweat. This prevents the cornstarch from forming clumps.
  • Dust some cornstarch on the affected areas and leave it to dry completely.
  • Apply another layer of cornstarch to seal the area. Let it dry before wearing clothes.
  • Repeat whenever required.
  • For Feet: You can dust generous amounts of cornstarch on the sole of your shoes. Or apply some cornstarch before wearing socks.

13. Tomato Juice Remedies for Excessive Sweating

13. Tomato Juice Remedies for Excessive Sweating

Beyond the cancer-fighting benefits, tomato juice also shrinks your pores and can reduce chronic sweat. Because, it has anti-oxidant and astringent properties.

How to Use

  • Apply tomato juice to the affected areas.
  • Let it sit for about 10 – 15 minutes to dry.
  • Have a shower to wash the juice off.
  • Repeat this process once in a day.

Or

  • Drink 1 to 2 glasses of fresh tomato juice once or twice in a day for a week.
  • After a week, reduce the amount of tomato juice or consume it on alternative days.
  • Also include tomatoes in your daily diet.

14. Wheatgrass

Healthy wheatgrass juice helps you to control sweating. It is high in vitamin A, C, B12, B6 and folic acid. This effectively prevents the sweating by controlling the acid’s activity and toxins in the blood. It neutralizes and dilutes the toxins in the blood and helps you get complete relief from sweating. For this you have to drink a glass of wheatgrass juice daily or else follow the below process.

How to Use

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of wheatgrass juice and ½ cup of water.
  • Drink this on empty stomach in the morning.
  • Continue doing this every morning for better results.

15. White Sandalwood

White sandalwood powder is used in Ayurveda to treat or control the sweating. It contains several enzymes that help to absorb the extra moisture from the skin and thus keep the skin dry and fresh. The aromatic fragrance helps to mask the body odor caused by excessive sweating.

How to Use

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of white sandalwood powder, rose water and a little lemon juice to make a fine paste.
  • Wash the sweat prone areas with water and pat dry.
  • Apply this paste on those areas and leave it to dry completely.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Continue daily.

16. Green Tea Remedies for Excessive Sweating

Drinking hot beverages like tea might seem counter-intuitive to stopping sweat. But green tea contains magnesium and Vitamin B, which constrict your sweat glands and keep you calm. If you sweat too much, try swapping out your morning coffee for green tea to get in on these sweat-blocking benefits.

Green Tea for Armpit Sweating

  • Place 2 green tea bags in 3 cups of hot water.
  • Let it steep for about 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Dip a wash cloth in this tea and put this on the underarms.
  • Or place wet green tea bags on the armpits and hold for a few minute.

Green Tea for Feet & palm Sweating

  • Fill a foot bath basin with 1 liter hot water.
  • Place 2 green tea bags in this water.
  • Allow it to steep for a short while, and then soak the feet or palm in it for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Take out the feet or palm and pat dry.
  • Repeat regularly.

If you have generalized sweating:

  • Soak a wash cloth in green tea water and wipe the sweat prone areas such as neck, armpit and feet using it for almost half an hour.
  • Alternatively, you can also soak the sweat prone areas in the green tea for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • For effective results, drink 2 -3 cups of green tea daily to treat and prevent excessive sweating.

Did you try any of the above remedy for excessive sweating? Feel free to share your experiences and suggestions in the comments section below.



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