Foot odor or smelly feet can be very embarrassing. This majorly happens due to sweat and when it doesn’t evaporate it leads to bacteria formation. They grow in the skin and dead skin cells that produce the smell. Some remedies can help you get rid of the problem. You can use talcum, a good anti persperant, that can take away the problem. Besides that, follow these treatments for foot odor.
1. Baking soda
It is an effective remedy to eliminate the foot odor. It helps neutralize the pH level and also reduce the bacteria. Add baking soda to water and soak the feet in it for a while. You can also sprinkle the powder in the socks.
2. Lavender oil
Lavender oil not only smells amazing but can also kill the bacteria. The oil has anti-fungal properties that can kill the odor as well. Put a few drops of it in warm water and soak the feet in it. Repeat this twice daily.
3. Black tea
Black tea has a tannic acid that kills the bacteria and also close pores on the feet. This further reduces the sweat and also the smell. Boil the bags with hot water and soak your feet in it. Do this daily for a week.
It is beneficial in getting rid of smelly feet due to its acidic nature. You can also use apple cider vinegar. Prepare a mixture with hot water and soak your feet in it. Finally, wash off with soap water to remove the vinegar smell.
5. Sugar scrub
It removes dead skin and also helps remove the foot odor. Using this scrubber regularly can prevent the formation of calluses. To do this mix sugar with water and isopropyl alcohol; Scrub your feet with this one as it helps remove the dead skin. Do this thrice a week.
It is an effective solution for smelly feet as it inhibits bacterial growth. Make the puree out of the ginger and add it to hot water. Use a coffee filter to strain the solution and use this to massage your feet. Repeat this every day for better results.
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