Home Remedies and Natural treatments for excess body hair

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When women have excessive body hair, they feel embarrassed about this problem. Excessive body hair happens when in the women’s body there are abnormal levels of male hormones, which are the reason to have hair in those places that are not meant to have. When you have this problem, then you want to get rid of this problem.

You should not be embarrassed about your problem. When you have noticed excessive hair, then you should visit your doctor.

Talk with your doctor about body hair. Your doctor will make tests to be sure what is the cause of your excessive body hair (which is not normal body hair in women). When you have noticed body hair in places they are not meant to be, you should visit your doctor. Because when your problem is in the early stage, then is easier to be treated.

There are many cosmetic products and medicines which you can use for this problem. But in some cases, they can cause some side effects. That’s why we suggest you try some of the best home remedies:


9 Home Remedies for excess body hair


This herb has been used in Indian medicine for skin cleaning and skin protection for decades. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. These properties have made turmeric the perfect natural remedy for body hair [1].

Also, this herb prevents the growth of hair. There are many kinds of home remedies that you can make from turmeric. Here is one mixture that is easy to be prepared. You will need one to two tablespoons of turmeric, or in some cases, if you have body hair that is spread on a big area of your body, then you should use more turmeric to cover the whole area. Add this amount of turmeric to milk or water.

The amount of milk or water should be enough to make a paste. Soak the turmeric powder in milk or water and then make it paste, which is not too tight because it cannot stay on your body. Apply the mixture on your face or on your body. Leave this paste for 15-20 minutes until it gets dry. Wash your face or your body with warm water. But there is one important thing that you should know about this home remedy.

This home remedy is meant for people who have just a few body hairs, which are not normal. There are combinations of turmeric for people with a lot of excess body hair. Those combinations can be with rice flour, ground oats, and ground flour which are mixed with milk.

Spearmint tea

There are many medical cases that have proven that people who drink spearmint tea can reduce free testosterone [2]. Testosterone is a male hormone that is the main cause of this kind of disorder.

Also, this natural remedy is used as a home remedy for people who have hirsutism in their mild stage. Make tea from this herb. You will need one tablespoon of spearmint leaves. Put this amount of spearmint leaves in a cup. Pour the leaves into boiling water. Let them steep in the cup for ten minutes. You should drink this tea twice per day for five days to have effective results.

Pumice stone

If you want to get rid of unwanted hair for a temporary period, then you should use pumice stone as your natural remedy. When you are using this natural remedy, you will not notice total hair loss, but you will have reduced growth of body hair.

You should wet the area in which you have body hair. Wet that area with warm water. When you have wet your body, then you should rub the pumice stone in a circular motion. Do this step until your hair comes off. When you have done this step, then you should wash the area with running water. After you have done this step, then you should moisturize your skin properly. If you want to have effective results, then you should use this natural remedy every day.

Lemon and honey pack

Lemon and honey is a combination that, in most worldwide medicines, is used as a natural remedy for body hair. You should squeeze 10 ml of lemon juice in 40 ml of honey and make a mixture from these ingredients. Take cotton and swab, and then apply this mixture on your body hair in the direction in which the hair is growing. Let this mixture stay on your body for fifteen minutes. After this, you should rinse the mixture out of your body. You should apply this mixture twice per week for a period of two weeks.

Haldi and besan pack

Many medical experts have said that a mix of gram flour or also known as besan mixed, with turmeric and curd, is also one of the best home remedies for treating unwanted hair [3].

You will need one tablespoon of gram flour. Add a pinch of turmeric to the gram flour. Then, you should add one tablespoon of curd. Mix those remedies. Apply this mixture on your face and on your skin. If you have body hair on your arms and legs, then you should increase the amount of those ingredients. Then, you should massage your skin with this paste. Let it dry. When this paste is dried, then you should wash the affected area with water.

Health benefits of lemon, body hair

Sugar and lemon pack

If you have excessive hair on your face, then the perfect natural remedy for your facial body hair is a sugar and lemon pack. Make a mixture of these two elements.

You will need 30 mg of sugar mixed in 10 ml of lemon juice (it is recommended to be freshly squeezed lemon juice). Mix these ingredients in 150 ml of water. After you have mixed this mixture, you should apply it on your face the way the growth of hair. Let this mixture stay on your face for fifteen minutes, and then you should wash your face with cold water. Repeat this natural remedy once per week to have effective results.

Sugar, lemon, and honey

Sugar, lemon, and honey, when mixed with water, they are the perfect natural remedy for treating body hair. This mixture acts like wax. It is a very effective home remedy for removing hair from the legs and arms. If you have never depilated with wax, then this will be very painful for you. Make a mixture of these elements. You will need one teaspoon of honey (you should use only organic honey).

Also, you will need one teaspoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of sugar. Mix those elements. Then, you should heat the mixture for 3 minutes. You should make a smooth paste. If you see that your paste is thick, then you should add water to the mixture. Then, you should allow this mixture to cool to room temperature.

Clean your body. You should be clean before you have applied the mixture. After you have cleaned your body or the areas in which you want to put this mask, you should dust the mixture with all-purpose flour or cornstarch. With the spatula from the wax pack, you should apply this mixture to the places in which you do not want to have body hair. You should apply this mixture to the way in which hair is growing.

After you have applied this mixture, you should cover the paste with a cloth to stick the paste. You can always apply this mixture when you notice unwanted body hair on your arms or in your legs.

Lentil and potatoes

When potatoes are mixed with lentils, then this is a very effective home remedy for treating unwanted hair. Potatoes are known for their bleach properties on the body hair [4].

When you are using this combination, then your body hair will have a lighter color. You can use this mask on your hair and also on your body. You will need one potato, one tablespoon of honey, a sieve or cloth, a bowl of yellow lentils, and four tablespoons of lemon juice. Put the yellow lentil to stay in the water overnight. Then, you should peel the skin of the potato, and then you should crush the potato. Put the yellow lentil in a bowl after you have removed all the water from it.

Also, add the potato juice from the potato that you have crushed before to the bowl. In this mixture, you should add honey. Also, you will need freshly squeezed juice to add to the previous ingredients. If you have hair on your face or you have hair on some parts of the body which are not normal to have hair, then you should apply this mixture on those parts of the body. Let this mask stay on your face and body for twenty to thirty minutes. When your mask is dried, then you should remove the mask from your body and face using your fingers. Rub your fingers over the mask to get rid of the dried mask. If you want to have effective results, then you should repeat this treatment 2-3 times a fortnight to get rid of the body hair completely. [5]

Egg, sugar, and corn flour

This mixture is one of the best home remedies for getting rid of unwanted hair. You should mix one tablespoon of sugar, ½ tablespoon of honey, and one egg white. After you have mixed this mixture, you should apply the mixture to your face. Let it stay there for 15-20 minutes until it gets dry. When this mixture is dried, then you should peel the mask from the hair. You should repeat this mixture 3-4 times per week to remove excess body hair.


[1] Prasad S, Aggarwal BB. Chapter 13: Turmeric, the golden spice. In Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects (2nd Ed.). 2011.

[2] Grant P. Spearmint herbal tea has significant anti-androgen effects in polycystic ovarian syndrome. A randomized controlled trial. Phytotherapy Research. 2010;24(2):186-8.

[3] Dhawan S. Natural ways to get rid of facial hair. 2017. Retrieved from timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/Natural-ways-to-get-rid-of-facial-hair/articleshow/32548597.cms

[4] Kim J, Soh SY, Nam SY. Antioxidant and phenolic contents in potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) and micropropagated potatoes. Applied Biological Chemistry. 2019;62:17.

[5] Talukdar D. Total flavonoids, phenolics, tannins and antioxidant activity in seeds of lentil and grass pea. International Journal of Phytomedicine. 2012;4(4).


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