The cure for stinky feet can be elusive. It’s easy enough to say just use soap and water, but what if that doesn’t work? Never fear, there are some wonderful remedies that should cure your stinky feet for good.
Best Cure for Stinky Feet
If you have stinky feet, you know who you are—I won’t name names—try this wonderful foot soak: Pour two quarts of hot water into foot bowl and add a half cup of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil and mix thoroughly. Soak feet in this solution for 15-30 minutes, and allow to dry in air for at least 5 minutes.
So what causes foot odor? Basically, bacteria build up due to excessive sweating and feed off dead skin cells. The result is stinky foot odor. Make sure to buy shoes that breathe. The air needs to circulate to avoid excessive sweating. Change your socks often if you notice your feet sweating a lot. You can also soak your feet in tea. The tannins in tea are a great drying agent.
To overcome smelly shoes make mixture of 3 tbs ground dried sage leaves and 3 tbs of baking soda. Sprinkle 1 tbs of mixture into shoes at night, shake around entire inside of shoes and leave overnight. Wear shoes the following day with mixture still inside, and remove and replace with fresh mixture nightly.
When you’re in the shower, don’t just let the water run over your feet. Wash them with a washcloth and good quality soap. Keep a pumice stone handy and use it on calluses and rough spots while your feet are wet and soapy. Even if you don’t want to pay someone to give you a pedicure, give yourself one. Buy a toenail clipper made for toenails like the Seiki Stainless Steel Toenail Clipper otherwise you’ll end up destroying lesser nail clippers not made to handle thick nails. Maintaining your feet will save your money by keeping you out of the podiatrist’s office looking for a cure for stinky feet.