Earrings can develop an odor over time for a few reasons: trapped sweat and oils provide food for bacteria growth inside piercings. Not cleaning earrings regularly allows debris and microbes to accumulate. Certain materials like some metals are prone to reacting with skin. It’s best to disinfect jewelry weekly to keep holes fresh and smelling nice. Table of Contents Clean your earrings Regular cleaning is key to preventing earring smell. Wash jewelry with mild soap and warm water at least once a week. Pay attention to nooks and crannies where debris can get trapped. Thorough drying is also important – lay earrings on a clean towel to air dry completely.

For sensitive skin If you have sensitive or allergic skin, switch to earrings made from hypoallergenic materials like titanium. Precious metals like gold, silver and brass are common allergens. Avoid harsh chemicals which can irritate skin. Opt for fragrance-free, pH balanced cleansers. Soak ’em! Give earrings a deeper clean by soaking in a diluted bleach solution for 5 minutes. Rinse well and pat dry. Tea tree oil also works as a natural antimicrobial. Submerge jewelry in a few drops of oil and warm water for 15 minutes before washing as usual. Go au naturale Minimize hair and beauty products near piercings. Oils, perfumes and other chemicals can trap in earrings. Go for a simple shower and swap to a fragrance-free moisturizer or leave ears bare when possible.