Home Remedies and Natural treatments for excess body hair

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When women are having excessive body hair, they are feeling embarrassing for this problem. Excessive body hair is happening when in the women’s body there are abnormal levels of male hormones which are reason to have hair in those places where is 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 the 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 on the places they are not meant to be, you should visit your doctor. Because when your problem is in early stage, then is easier to be treated. There are many cosmetic products and medicines which you can use about this problem. But in some cases they can cause you some side effects. That’s why we suggest you to try some of the best home remedies:

Home Remedies for excess body hair

Turmeric: This herb has been used in the Indian medicine for skin cleaning and skin protection for decades. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. These properties have made the turmeric perfect natural remedy for body hair [1]. Also this herb is preventing the growth of the hair. There are many kinds of home remedies which you can make it 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 which is spread on big area on your body, then you should use more turmeric to cover the whole area. Add this amount of turmeric in milk or in 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 from 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 are having just few body hairs which are not normal. There are combinations of turmeric for people with a lot of excessive 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 which have proven that people who drink spearmint tea can reduce the free testosterone [2]. Testosterone is male hormone which is the main cause for this kind of disorder. Also this natural remedy is used as home remedy for people who have hirsutism in their mild stage. Make a tea from this herb. You will need one tablespoon of spearmint leaves. Put this amount of spearmint leaves in a cup. Pour the leaves with 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 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 wetted your body, then you should rub the pumice stone in 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 combination which in the most worldwide medicines is used as 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 a cotton and swab and then apply this mixture on your body hair in the direction in which hair is growing. Let this mixture to 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 in a period of two weeks.

Haldi and besan pack: Many medical experts have said that mix from gram flour or also known as besan mixed with turmeric and curd is also one of the best home remedies for treating the unwanted hair [3]. You will need one tablespoon of gram flour. Add a pinch of turmeric in 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 you 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

home remedies / natural cures for excess 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 sugar and lemon pack. Make a mixture from these two elements. You will need 30 mg of sugar mixed in 10 ml of lemon juice (it is recommended being fresh squeezed lemon juice). Mix these ingredients in 150 ml of water. After you have mixed this mixture, you should apply it on your face in the way of growing 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 are mixed with water, they are the perfect natural remedy for treating the body hair. This mixture is acting like wax. It is very effective home remedy for removing the hair of the legs and arms. If you have never depilated with wax, then this will be very painful for you. Make a mixture from these elements. You will need one teaspoon oh 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 smooth paste. If you see that your paste is thick, then you should add water in the mixture. Then, you should allow this mixture to cool in the room temperature. Clean your body. You should be clean before you have applied the mixture. After you have cleaned your body or the areas which you want to put this mask on, you should dust the mixture with all purpose flour or cornstarch. With the spatula from wax pack, you should apply this mixture on the places in which you do not want to have body hair. You should apply this mixture on the way in which hair is growing. After you have applied this mixture, you should cover the paste with cloth to stick the paste. You can always apply this mixture when you are noticing unwanted body hair on your arms or in your legs.

Lentil and potatoes: When potatoes are mixed with lentil, then this is very effective home remedy for treating the 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 lighter color. You can use this mask on your hair and also on your body. You will need one potato, one tablespoon of honey, sieve or cloth, a bowl of yellow lentil and four tablespoons of lemon juice. Put the yellow lentil to stay in water over the night. 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 in the bowl. In this mixture you should add honey. Also you will need fresh squeezed juice to add in 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 to 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 in a fortnight to get rid of the body hair in completely way. [5]

Egg, sugar and corn flour: This mixture is one of the best home remedies for getting rid of the 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 on your face. Let it stay there 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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