Matt Forney
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Baking Soda Really Does Kill Your Body Odor

There are a lot of ideas out there that work despite sounding either counterintuitive or downright insane. Like the idea that you’ll get laid more simply by being assertive and confident, or that you can completely eliminate B.O. with ordinary household baking soda. Roosh was responsible for pioneering this method, and let me tell you, it works. It really works.

Ordinarily, I don’t have much B.O. unless it’s either a really hot day and/or I’ve been physically active. For deodorant, I use the aerosol stuff, along with (obviously) soaping my armpits down in the shower every night. It works well enough, but I hate the way that deodorant smells. So last Wednesday night, after showering, I dabbed my index fingers in a box of Arm & Hammer and rubbed them in my pits.

  • When I woke up the next morning: no B.O.
  • 12:00 pm: no B.O.
  • 3:00 pm: no B.O.
  • 8:00 pm: no B.O.
  • 12:30 am (showertime): no B.O.

I repeated the baking soda method on Friday and Saturday. It held up on both days, shockingly so seeing as I spent Saturday night crammed in an hot ballroom with hundreds of indie rock fans. I forgot to do it when I showered after coming home from the concert (in my defense, it was like four in the morning) and even still, I didn’t have even a trace of armpit stank until late Sunday night.

That was enough to make me a believer. I’m tossing the Right Guard and just using Arm & Hammer from now on.

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