Excessive perspiration, combined with bacteria, can cause offensive foot odor. Even the most fastidiously clean people can suffer from foot odor. There is a range of simple treatments available to address this problem. Many natural cures are worth trying to get rid of annoying foot odor. You’ll need to follow them religiously for a certain period of time to get good results. Most are able to resolve the problem within a week.
Here are some home remedies that can help you to relieve the bad foot odor.
Vinegar is beneficial in getting rid of smelly feet as it creates an acidic environment in which bacteria cannot survive. For this home remedy you can use apple vinegar.
Preparation: In a foot basin adds one-half cup of vinegar and 6-8 cups of hot water. Now, soak your feet in it for 10-15 minutes. After 15 minutes, wash your feet thoroughly with soap to remove the vinegar smell.
Baking Soda neutralizes the pH of sweat and reduces bacteria.
Preparation: In the foot basin with warm water, add baking soda (one tablespoon for every quart of water) and soak your feet in it for 15 to 20 minutes. It`s recommended to repeat this method every night. Another way to use baking soda is to sprinkle baking soda in both your shoes and socks before wearing them
Ginger inhibits bacterial growth and also removes toxins and also is an effective solution for smelly feet.
Preparation: Make a puree of medium sized ginger root. Now, Steep the puree in a cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. To strain the solution use a coffee filter. Massage your feet using the smooth liquid, each night before sleeping. Repeat this method for 2 weeks to get a positive result.