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5 Easy Soaks for Banishing Smelly Feet

December 07, 2015 2 min read

Stinky feet are unpleasant, both for the person who has them as well as those around them. But, while some people just think it's an inevitable occurrence for them when they sweat, it's actually caused by bacteria on your skin that feed off of moisture. So, if yo can control these bacteria, then you can save yourself (and others) from the yucky stench of your feet. The below soaks not only prevent the stench, but also serve as a proper pamper for your feet after a long day on them.  

1. Simple Epsom Salt Foot Soak

Recipes for soaking your feet and getting rid of bad stench. To neutralize oder, sooth aching feet and replenish your body's magnesium levels, use epsom salt. Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of Epsom salt
  • 8 cups of warm water
  • A big bowl or bucket to soak your feet in
Instructions
  1. In 8 cups of warm water, dissolve ½ cup of Epsom salt.
  2. Soak your feet 1-2 times daily for a total of 30 minutes.
  3. Dry them thoroughly.

2. Sage and Rosemary Soak

Recipes for soaking your feet and getting rid of bad stench. Sage is great for preventing stinky feet, as it has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, while rosemary is also antibacterial and antifungal. Both of these herbs are also astringent, which works to minimize sweat production from your feet.   Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 1-2 teaspoons of dried sage
  • A big bowl or bucket to soak your feet in
Instructions
  1. Add herbs to a foot basin of boiling water.
  2. Let it steep until it is cool enough for your feet.
  3. Soak 1-2 times each day for 30 minutes.
  4. Dry them thoroughly.

3. Bubbly Baking Soda and Citrus Soak

Recipes for soaking your feet and getting rid of bad stench. Baking soda works to control odor, kill bacteria/fungus, and even helps soften your skin, while lemon works as an astringent and provides a great scent. Ingredients
  • ¼ cup of baking soda
  • 8 cups of warm water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • A big bowl or bucket to soak your feet in
Instructions
  1. Place baking soda in your foot basin and cover with water.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice in and mix.
  3. Soak your feet for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Dry them completely.
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4. Very Vinegar Soak

Recipes for soaking your feet and getting rid of bad stench. While vinegar provides a smell that doesn't please everyone, it's a great option for getting rid of odor as it makes an acidic environment that makes it hard for bacteria to survive. Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 5-8 cups of warm water
  • A big bowl or bucket to soak your feet in
Instructions
  1. Add vinegar to a foot basin filled with water and mix.
  2. Soak your feet for 15 minutes twice daily.
  3. Rinse them with cold water.
  4. Dry them completely.

5. Black Tea Foot Soak

Recipes for soaking your feet and getting rid of bad stench. This is popular natural remedy for preventing stinky feet. And while it may seem unusual, people swear by it. Ingredients
  • 5 bags of black tea
  • 4 cups of hot water
  • A big bowl or bucket to soak your feet in
Instructions
  1. In a foot basin, pour in boiling water and then add the tea.
  2. Let the tea steep for 10 minutes and then allow it to cool down.
  3. Soak your feet once a day for 20 minutes.
  4. Dry them completely.
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