Having good personal hygiene is one thing, but keeping on to it all day is another! To ensure you smell of roses in all situations, no doubt you have a number of tips at your disposal, that ensure you don’t have to worry too much about a pong during a date or a meeting. And here are a few more easy tips to add to your repertoire. Because we girls have a reputation to uphold don’t you know!
1/ Avoid synthetic clothing
You know it well, synthetic fibres, like the quick-dry clothes you wear for sport, dry off very quickly but leave you with a less than appetising fragrance. Go for natural materials such as cotton or linen instead, and avoid nylon and other synthetic materials.
2/ Limit consumption of strong smelling food
Garlic, onions, spices, cabbage -foods like these that are full of flavour don’t only give you bad breath, but their smell can also penetrate your clothes, your skin and your hair. Try to avoid eating too much of the following: onions, meat, fish, broccoli, beans or walnuts. Fruit and foods rich in water are your friends for life!
3/ Air your rooms and your car
Does your apartment smell of cooking oil? A mix of hearty odours that may not leave an exactly delicate aroma in your clothes and hair! Although you may not realise it, your body odour often reflects that of your living space. Remember to clean your home well and ventilate the areas in which you spend most of your time.
4/ Use a deodorant that allows you to perspire, while adding a pleasant odour
The very best ‘miracle’ deodorant is not what you will find in the supermarkets: it’s called palmarosa, and is in fact an essential oil. A few drops on your armpits will leave you smelling fresh all day long, if not even longer! It doesn’t prevent you from sweating but ensures that you never smell bad. In general, the more you sweat, the better you feel. If that’s not a miracle product, we don’t know what is!
5/ Perfume your closets
For freshly scented clothes, pop a few scented bouquets into your wardrobe. To make one yourself, place a little dried lavender (or dried leaves of another delicately scented plant) into a little fabric sachet.
6/ Cook your food in the dishwasher
Incredible but true: you can cook food in the dishwasher, as long as it is well sealed in jars or tupperware. This method of steam-cooking saves on water and seals in the flavour of the food, as well as keeping your kitchen clean, fresh and free from odours which could contaminate your clothes.