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    18 Things That'll Help Keep You From Being Stinky

    "I smell the smelly smell of something that smells smelly." —SpongeBob Squarepants

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    1. Sweat Block, a wipe you can use once every seven days (or as needed) in conjunction with your regular deodorant to reduce sweating (meaning stink will stay far, far away).


    With over 3,000 five-star reviews, these things are a freakin' hit. Each towelette is designed to keep you dry for up to seven days, so if your odor stems from excessive sweating — or you're just sick of regular pit stains — you'll probably want to give these a try ASAP.

    Promising review: "I'm only writing this review for those that scroll through reviews and think, 'Yes they're good, but it may not work for me.' Trust me, you NEED these. I have a sweating problem with no known cause. I just sweat profusely underneath my arms. I can't wear T-shirts to work anymore (I'm a server) because before I even stepped in the door, I had huge sweat stains. I've tried every deodorant: stick, spray, men's heavy duty. Nothing worked. So I ordered these. My underarms haven't sweat all day. Mind you, it was a hot and humid day in Missouri. Not a drop. I'm blown away. Just one use and it's magic. What I will say: do not use this if you've shaved your underarms the same day. There was definitely some burn. I would also suggest using some lotion, because my arm pits are bone dry." —Molly

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $18.99.

    2. An all natural, anti-fungal bodywash if the run-of-the-mill drugstore stuff just doesn't do it for ya. It'll soothe your skin as well as keep any body funk at a minimum using tea tree oil, mint, and aloe vera.


    This soap is free of synthetic chemicals, artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives, alcohol, and detergents.

    Promising review: "Love this soap.... love, love, love! Leaves skin soft & feeling super clean. Even signed up for auto delivery — it is that important to me! Really cuts down on body odor better than all other fragranced body washes we have tried." —ScrabbleNut

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20.

    3. A tongue scraper that'll eliminate all that yucky bacteria buildup that your toothbrush couldn't get off, making your breath smell a whole lot better.

    Promising review: "It's hard to review this product without grossing people out but I think the truth needs to get out. There is some nasty stuff on your tongue that a toothbrush cannot remove, especially in the back. This thing allows you to remove it easily without gagging yourself by trying to shove a toothbrush down your throat. I was definitely surprised the first time I used it how much material I removed, and yes that stuff smells bad. After that first time I couldn't get anywhere near as much off of my tongue which tells me that the material had been there a while. My breath is noticeably better now. This is a very simple tool and it cleans up well since it's just a piece of stainless steel and rubber handles." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $3.62.

    4. Shoe-pourri, an essential oil–based spray that'll ~stomp~ the odor right out of your shoes. Just spritz some before you put them on and no one will ever know you have reallllly smelly feet.


    Promising review: "My daughter refused to wear socks with her shoes and holy cow her feet kick like Bruce Lee. We’ve tried sprays and powders but she’s never kept up with it cuz of it not helping or her feet getting all powdery. She loves this stuff and says it helps." —Aarica Cucco

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A Waterpik to help get any leftover food or built-up plaque off of your teeth and gums, meaning you'll be ready to go on a last minute date without worrying about the aroma of your mouth.


    This features ten pressure settings, seven water flossing tips, and ninety seconds of water capacity. It has a water on/off switch on the handle and finger-tip easy pressure control. The one minute timer and thirty second pacer allows you to floss properly and efficiently. No more spit-filled floss session. Happy flossin'!

    Promising review: "I don't normally write reviews for items, however this Waterpik is worth the extra time. I thought it was overpriced when I bought it, but I was desperate, because I cannot reach my wisdom teeth with regular floss or those floss/toothpick things and my gums were becoming swollen, painful, and I had bad breath. This is extremely easy to use and comes with a lot of different attachments. I add a splash of mouthwash to the water and my mouth has never felt so clean. I now enjoy and look forward to flossing everyday because it is so fun and just feels great on my gums. It gets food out that is left behind after flossing with regular floss and brushing." —Katy W

    Get it from Amazon for $53.19.

    6. TheraBreath, a mouthwash that doesn't have a minty flavor, but DOES have over 3,000 reviewers who swear by it! It's alcohol-free and pH balanced formula combats bad breath *without* a burning sensation or causing tooth sensitivity.

    I absolutely love this! Not only the way it makes my mouth feel nice and clean, but how fresh it leaves my breath! Need more proof? Check out a deep dive on this amazing oral rinse.

    Promising review: "So far so good with this mouthwash. I've been having problem with Listerine as their tastes I cannot tolerate. And I've changed other brands which notoriously tainted my teeth and I had to spend time and money in teeth cleaning. This is the only product that's soft to the mouth, and it does a very good in preventing bad breath, and most importantly it does not stain my teeth." —Babyju

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.66.

    7. Charcoal sachet bags you can hang in your closet or put in your shoes to keep them smelling fresh. They're clearly magic, because you can reuse them for up to two years as long as you set them out in the sun every once in a while to "recharge."


    They’re filled with bamboo charcoal and suck up bacteria- and odor-causing moisture, as well as the odor itself, leaving shoes and clothes dry/fresh.

    Promising review: "I share a wall with a smoker and was getting really frustrated that my clothes and apartment smelled like smoke. But buying these and hanging them around my apartment, including in my closet, has really made a noticeable difference! I haven't reactivated them yet, but will do so soon. They're nice looking and do the job." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $16.99.

    8. Anti Monkey Butt powder to help reduce and absorb sweat and prevent friction during butt-busting activities.

    Promising review: "This is the best for eliminating unwanted odors entering into the atmosphere. It also helps keep the area it is placed on to stay drier and friction free! It is most effective around the butt area (hence the name). Great for cyclers!" —Saint Dennis

    Get the left for $9.14 and the right for $9.86, both at Walmart.

    9. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue perfume so you always smell your best. The light and non-overpowering blend of fruity and floral notes will have everyone swooning over your scent when you walk through the door.


    This scent has an enticing blend of floral and fruity notes that include jasmine, bamboo, white rose, and amber. It also has a hint of cedar wood so it's not too overpowering and has a musky hint.

    Promising review: "This perfume is amazing! I'm 23-years-old and I have been wearing this since high school. It's clean, fresh, and very pleasant. Whenever I wear it, I get compliments on it and people ask what kind of perfume it is. Walmart has it at a great price, too. Everywhere else you go it's at least $85 for a 3.4 ounce bottle." —Blzaelvr

    Get it from Walmart for $58.13.

    10. Or a set of essential oil roll-on scents if perfume is just too much for you. Instead, put these essential oils on so you can mask any unwanted smells and get some aromatherapy benefits while you're at it.


    The scents include:

    1. Signature Serene: Blends of sweet orange, camphor, cananga, and lavender oils

    2. Signature Chi: Blends of eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, lemon, Siberian fir tree, cardamom, and European bay laurel leaf oils

    3. Signature Relief: Blends of lavender, peppermint, wintergreen, frankincense, marjoram, and Spanish rosemary oils

    4. Signature Cleanse: Blends of cedarwood, grapefruit, Spanish sage, and cypress oils

    5. Signature Zen: Blends of lavender, rosemary, and sweet orange oils

    6. Signature Om: Blends of basil, lavender, kaffir lime, cardamom, and basil oils

    7. Signature Solace: Blends of pink grapefruit, lemon, cassia, ginger, and peppermint oils

    8. Signature Bliss: Blends of clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary oils

    Promising review: "I don't like perfume because it is too strong, made of too many chemicals, and is way too expensive. I was looking for something natural to put on my body to smell good and these are so wonderful. Easy to use and they smell great!"—amzonmom14

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $18.85.

    11. Kopari natural deodorant that'll use its *super natural* powers to fight your stink like a champ.


    If you've been searching high and low for a natural deodorant that comes through on its promises, look no further. This is also one of our BuzzFeed Reviews picks for best natural deodorant!

    Promising review: "I've been really trying to stop using anti-perspirants and, in the process, have tried at least 10 natural deodorants. None of them worked. At all. I just smelled like sweat and coconuts. I expected the Kopari to end up in the deodorant graveyard with the others, but it actually works to keep me smelling good!" —Brit M

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    12. Or a Dove deodorant spray to help keep you fresh without some of the downfalls of regular deodorant (such as staining your clothes or forming little gooey balls under your arms).

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness, this changed my whole life! It's easy to use (just shake and spray). It smells great and lasts a really long time. It goes on your skin silky smooth and is NOT gooey or glob-y. It doesn't cake up or get white stuff on my dark clothes. It also drys super fast when you put it on. It has changed my whole life. I don't sweat/smell bad anymore, even in the most stressful times of my life. I normally blow through my clinical strength deodorant so I am a new lifelong fan. I can't find one thing to complain about except maybe that it isn't free."—Carrie K.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94.

    13. Charcoal infused anti-odor bed sheets to keep your sheets fresher for longer. Plus, it'll save you time and energy when you get to do less laundry.


    They're made made of 220–thread count cotton and are machine washable. It comes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and one standard pillow case.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $65+ (available in sizes twin–California king and two colors).

    14. An Eva NYC dry shampoo that smells "yummy" according to Amazon reviewers and will mask any smells coming from your second-day hair.

    The natural rice starch is gentle on hair and leaves no white residue, while vitamin C and fatty acids enhance shine, nourish and repair.

    Promising review: "This dry shampoo works great. I only wash my hair every other day and even with the sweat from my gym workout, my hair feels clean and most of all, smells nice and clean. It gives my fine hair body." —princessdjwm

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    And be sure to check out what won best dry shampoo at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    15. A tube of Fresh Balls so you can say goodbye to messy powders and keep things fresh down there. It applies as a soothing cream, but dries in powder form to keep you moisture free and smellin' good.


    This is talc-free, paraben-free, and aluminum-free.

    Promising review: "This stuff is like deodorant for your groin. It helps so much that I bit the bullet and told my friends about it even though it's a somewhat embarrassing problem to have. Keeps you dry and smelling good on the hottest of days." —Reed

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    16. A pack of Pacifica deodorant wipes infused with coconut milk and shea butter witch hazel to prevent excess sweating and odor on the go. What's better than smelling amazing and not putting harsh chemicals on your skin?

    These are formulated without parabens and phthalates. They're also also 100% vegan & cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I love these wipes! I was skeptical going into it but after using them the first time, I was impressed. They not only get rid of existing odor but they prevent it as well. They smell great but not overpowering. Perfect for the gym or camping." —BikingLeia

    Get it from Amazon for $6.22+ (available in four scents).

    17. Washing-machine cleaning tablets to refresh your washer and prevent that mold and mildew smell from permeating off your favorite shirt.


    Promising review: "I could never quite get the mildew smell completely out of my washer. I ran three cycles of wash in a row with one of these and cleaned out the drain after each load. It worked great and my clothes came out smelling clean without needing fabric softeners." —Jason

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. A whole body deodorizing wipe made of bamboo and teatree oil to help refresh your face and body if you don't have enough time to shower between your gym session and work.


    Promising review: "I've tried other wipes and they were often too small, too flimsy, or didn't have enough liquid to get the job done. These have all of that and they work great. I was able to clean my entire body with one wipe and it was still moist when I was done! They smell good too!" —Restfinder

    Get a pack of 30 on Amazon for $26.19.

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