Sweat consists of toxins and waste products that your body is trying to eliminate from your system. When we perspire, bacteria form and metabolize these waste products and cause odor. Antibacterial essential oils can help reduce embarrassing body odor.
Lemongrass harvested from your herb garden and turned into an oil makes a homemade topical solution you can use to treat certain fungal infections and inflammation. You can also apply it as a topical bug repellant, but test the skin for sensitivity before use, as overuse of any essential oil can cause skin reactions.