Tired of never being able to slip off your shoes and kick up your heels because every time you do your friends and coworkers mysteriously disappear? The reason may be right beneath your nose. Stinky, rotten, smelly feet may be turning them off. Put an end to stinky foot odor once and for all with these natural remedies.
Tea. Brew two tea bags in one quart of warm water and soak your feet for ten minutes every night for a week. The tannic acid in the tea helps to prevent the feet from sweating and causing odor. If symptoms return, simply soak your feet in tea for a few days. Once the problem is under control, soaking your feet once week will keep the odor at bay.
Zinc. Make sure you are getting plenty of zinc. One of the symptoms of a zinc deficiency is foot odor. Taking 50 mgs of zinc a day, for 2 weeks, will cure any foot odor if the odor is caused by a zinc deficiency.
Apple Cider. Soak your feet several times a week with natural apple cider. Remember to dry your feet thoroughly after soaking.
Jell-O. Soak your feet in lemon or lime Jell-O. Mix Jell-O with hot water. Add cold water to get a nice warm footbath. Soak your feet in Jell-O until the Jell-O begins to "set". Wash your feet with warm soapy water and rinse. Dry thoroughly.
Vodka. Myth Busters tested the use of Vodka in a foot bath to remove foot odors. They confirmed that vodka does work to eliminate foot odors.
Bleach. Pour ¼ cup of common household bleach in a foot bath with warm water. Soak your feet for ½ hour. Rinse and dry your feet thoroughly.
Vinegar. Pour ½ cup white vinegar into a warm foot bath. Soak your feet for ½ hour. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Listerine. Saturate a cotton ball with Listerine. Apply it to your feet. Do not forget to get between the toes. Dry thoroughly.
Rubbing Alcohol. Apply to feet with clean cotton balls after a shower. Dry thoroughly.
Alum. Wash your feet with warm sudsy water. Dry them thoroughly. Dust your feet with powdered alum.
Stinky foot odor is generally caused by the growth of bacteria on sweaty feet or in sweaty shoes. Keeping your feet clean and dry and making sure your shoes have thoroughly dried will go a long way towards preventing foot odor.
Feet should be washed with warm soapy water everyday and dried thoroughly. Try wearing cotton socks that will absorb moisture when your feet sweat. Wear comfortable shoes that allow your feet to breath.
If your shoes retain the odor, try sprinkling them with baking soda and allowing them to dry completely. If possible, do not wear the same shoes each day.