We all know that shoes and feet stink because of sweat and bacteria. If you sweat a lot, you are more likely to suffer from cheesy feet, so here are some home remedies for smelly feet and shoes, 100% made of natural ingredients to get rid of that problem.
Home Remedies For Smelly Feet and Shoes
- Lemon juice: Lemon juice helps a great deal get rid of stinky feet, all you need is some lemon juice and hot water, you soak your feet in this for about 20 minutes and then wash. Simple, effective and leaves your feet as fresh as a daisy!
- Salt: For this you need 2 tablespoons of salt poured in a large hot glass of water. Once your feet are fully soaked (after 20-25 min) wash thoroughly! This remedy is nothing short but easy and efficient as salt kills bacteria and thus reduces moisture.
- Vinegar: The ultimate solution for feet odors! Pour 3 tablespoons of vinegar in a large glass of lukewarm water. Soak your feet in this for at least 15 min, and repeat this many times. Vinegar actually creates an unwelcome environment for bacteria.
- Black tea: Invite your feet to a nice hot cuppa but yeah there is method to this madness as black tea kills bacteria that feed off your feet and reduces sweat. For this you need to soak your feet in a mixture of 2 bags of black tea and hot water. You can add a dash of lemon juice to jazz it up!
- Peppermint: If your feet hate hot beverages, you can always invite them to a Mojito, add 4 tablespoons of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of peppermint oil and sprinkle it with a dash of sugar (you can add some lavender oil) and scrub your feet with. Your feet will feel like a million bucks!
And if you don’t feel like stirring and pouring, spread some baby powder in your feet and shoes and if you don’t have any baby powder, go to the kitchen and grab some cornstarch or some baking soda. Sprinkle some on your feet, shoes and socks. These just will work wonders and keep your feet fresh!
These methods are tried and tested; however, they must be coupled with a good daily hygiene. Make sure to wash your feet and socks daily and steer clear of closed shoes as much as you can.