Does Fresh Body Wash Really Get Rid of BO?

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Do you struggle with body odor? Are you the athletic type that sweats a lot during workouts? Does the stink get so bad that other people notice? If so, you aren’t alone. I’ve struggled with BO my whole life.

In my quest to gain better control over my man-stank, I recently started using a product called Fresh Body Wash (FBW). This shower gel is made by the same folks who manufacture another odor controlling lotion called Fresh Balls (see my review).

Now that I’ve been using the gel for three months, I feel well qualified to share my impressions. What follows is a quick rundown of my likes and dislikes – plus other observations.

Now before we dive too deep, you need to know that I sweat a lot. I’m not sure if it’s due to genetics or if it’s because I’m naturally hairy. All I know is that whenever I lift weights or shoot hoops, I sweat up a storm. There’s a small chance it may have something to do with diet, but it’s hard to know.

At any rate, by the time I’m done with any type of physical activity, my armpits stink to high heaven. Worse, my junk smells even worse (yes, I’ve been told this by girlfriend).

So, when I heard that FBW can help cut down on the stank, I decided to give it a try. Here’s what I liked and didn’t like:


  • I love the citrus and vanilla combination scent
  • Excellent moisturizing abilities because of aloe extracts
  • Amazing lather because of coconut emollients
  • The charcoal detoxifying ingredients helps remove bacteria
  • Great for the crack area (read between lines)
  • A dime-size amount goes a long way in a washcloth
  • I felt completely clean after showering
  • Long lasting subtle fragrance




As you can see, the pros far out numbered the cons for this shower gel. I like the natural ingredients and how the soap feels on my body.

So, on to the central question – does Fresh Body Wash get rid of bad body odor? Speaking only for myself, all I can tell you is I’ve been very pleased.

Just a few days ago, I played a two-hour game of hoops with my buds. The night before, I showered and used FWB. During the game, I occasionally (secretly) sniffed under my arms to see how things were going. Not once did I detect anything funky going on.

This isn’t to say you shouldn’t rinse after rigorous physical activity. You should. But if you can’t (for whatever reason), FBW might be an option to consider.

At a national retail price of $8.95, I’d be hard pressed to say this gel is expensive. You may be able to find this product at your local retail outlet or online at places like Amazon.

I recognize there are other reviews on the web to suggest FWB is just “OK” and that other gels are superior. All I can tell you is that I’ve had a positive experience. Personally, I like using FWB in combination with Fresh Balls because it virtually guarantees my BO will stay in check.

My only suggestion to the folks who make this gel is to consider adding a moisturizer for hair. If this is not possible, it might be a good idea to encourage customers to use a conditioning agent afterward. See this post if you are looking for conditioners and thickeners.

Well, there you have it, folks. My review of Fresh Body Wash gel. You may be wondering if I would by this guy again? The simple answer is yes. I like how it works and the price is reasonable.

Have you used FWB before? If so, what were your impressions? Share your comments in the box below.

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