Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Foot Odor

1. Cornstarch

Cornstarch absorbs sweat, which keeps your feet feeling fresh.

Ingredients

  • Cornstarch

Directions

  • Once or twice a day, sprinkle the starch liberally on your feet before putting on socks.
  • You can also try dusting your feet and shoes with baking soda, which is known to kill bacteria and fungus.
2. Vinegar

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Something to soak feet in

Directions

  • To a tub filled with warm water.
  • Add 1 cup of vinegar and stir well.
  • Soak your feet in this mixture for 30 minutes and repeat this every alternate day for 2 weeks.
  • With its highly acidic content, vinegar curbs the growth of bacteria on the feet and stops stink in its tracks.
3. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil not only smells good but also helps kill bacteria. Plus, it has antioxidant and anti fungal properties that are effective in treating foot odor.

Ingredients

  • Lavender essential oil
  • Water
  • Something to soak feet in

Directions

  • Put a few drops of lavender essential oil in warm water.
  • Soak your feet in it for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Repeat twice daily for a few days.
4. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate that has a lot of applications ranging from gardening, household, beauty to medicinal purposes. Epsom salt can also minimize the smell coming from your feet as it fights microbial infection and neutralizes foot odor. A detoxifying foot bath with Epsom salt is also soothing for aching feet.

Ingredients

  • Epsom salt
  • Something to soak feet in

Directions

  • Mix two tablespoons of Epsom salt in a small foot tub filled with warm water.
  • Soak your feet in the solution for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • For best results, do this before going to sleep so that you do not have to wear socks or shoes for a few hours.
5. Black Tea Foot Soak

Common folklore often tells of soaking feet in black tea to remove foot odor-thought to be effective because of the high levels of tannins, or tannic acid, in the tea. The acid would create an unfriendly environment for bacteria, while it also possibly acted as an astringent (contracts body tissues therefore sweat glands.) It’s hard to find scientific evidence of this, but it might be worth a try as many people swear by it!

Ingredients 

  • 5 bags of black tea
  • 4 cups of hot water
  • Something to soak your feet in

Directions

  • Pour 4 cups of very hot or boiling water into your foot basin.
  • Add 5 bags of black tea.
  • Allow them to steep for 10 minutes
  • Soak your feet for 20 minutes.
  • Do this once a day, drying your feet thoroughly afterwards.

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