Time For Natural Health Care
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5 Easy Soaks To Rebalance Good Bacteria And Banish Stinky Feet Forever



Stinky feet can be a big repulsion for others. If you have stinky feet, you would always feel embarrassed when you remove your shoes in the presence of others.

Most of us believe that it is the sweat the causes the smell. The truth is that the foul smell is caused by the bacteria on the skin that thrives on the moisture.

So the key to avoid smelly feet is to get rid of the bacteria. Your feet will then always smell fresh and remain clean.

Here are the best soaks for your feet. They will not only get rid of the bacteria, they will also give you a relaxing feel after having a tiresome day.

Plain Epsom Salt Foot Soak

The Epsom salt used in this soak will neutralize the smell. The salt also provides a soothing effect on the feet while also boosting your magnesium levels.

You will need the following ingredients:

– Warm water – 8 cups

– Epsom salt – half cup

And a large bucket or bowl for soaking the feet.

– Pour the water into the bowl/bucket and add the Epsom salt into it and dissolve it.

– Place your feet in it for half hour once or twice a day.

– Make sure to dry completely after soaking.

Vinegar Soak

Vinegar may be smelly itself but it has great benefits in removing odor from your feet. It works by creating acid-based environment on your feet that destroys bacteria and the bad smell.

You will need the following ingredients:

– Warm water – 5 to 8 cups

– Apple cider vinegar – half cup

And a bucket or large bowl.

– Pour the warm water into the bowl and mix the vinegar.

– Place your feet in and soak for just 15 minutes two times daily.

– Once you take out your feet, rinse using fresh water and dry thoroughly.

Sage & Rosemary Soak

Sage will help in destroying bacteria because of its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral benefits.

Similarly rosemary also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Both sage and rosemary have astringent properties too. Thus, the herbs not only kill bacteria, they also reduce sweat production. This creates a not-so-friendly environment for bacteria to grow.

This soak requires the following ingredients:

– Dry sage – 1 to 2 tsp

– Dry rosemary – 1 tsp

– Boiling water

And a large bowl/bucket.

– Pour the boiling water into the bowl/bucket and put the herbs.

– Allow it to steep.

– Put your feet into it only when the water is cool enough.

– Soak for half hour once or twice a day and dry completely.

Baking Soda Plus Citrus Soak

We all know the cleaning benefits of baking soda. Its magical cleansing benefits can also be enjoyed for your feet.

It will help in naturally controlling the smell, killing the bacteria and fungus, and making your skin softer.

Besides, the lemon (citrus) in the soak is a great astringent and gives a fresh smell.

The ingredients required are:

– Warm water – 8 cups

– Baking soda – a fourth of a cup

– Lemon juice – from one lemon

And a large bucket or bowl.

– Put all the baking soda into the bowl and pour in the water.

– Add the lemon juice and mix thoroughly.

– Place your feet in and soak for up to 15 minutes and dry thoroughly.

Black Tea Foot Soak

This is another natural way to get rid of smelly foot. This may look like a curious remedy, it has been tested by so many people for such a long time.

The ingredients needed are as following:

– Hot water – 4 cups

– Black tea – 5 bags

And a large bowl/bucket.

– Add the hot water into the bowl/bucket and add the black tea bags.

– Let it steep for 10-15 minutes and allow it to cool.

– Place your feet in when cool enough. Soak for 15-20 minutes just once daily.

– Dry thoroughly.

If you have smelly feet, make sure to try any of these natural methods for fresh-smelling and cleaner feet.


Source: Super Tasty Recipes