Foot Odor Home Remedies to Cure Foot Odor

Closed feet are bound to smell bad. The issue of bad feet odor have been in the books of history for ages long and the issue still continues. The production of sweat in your foot can harbor millions of bacteria and cause stinky smell and thus one can suffer with foot odor. Unhygienic condition, excessive sweating, eating too much of oil food and many more cause are blamed for this condition including bacteria.

Here are some of the ways to keep the foot odor in control:

1] Foot Bath: Having a nice foot bath can really help a lot of different health conditions of feet including bad odor. Here are few foot baths which are natural and have shown amazing results.

a] Black Tea:
 Black Tea contains tannic acid that not only kills bacteria but also closes pores that help your feet sweat less. Because of this property one can just soak the feet in bath of black tea. Boil 2 to 3 cups of water with 2 tea bags and then dilute that mixture in at least 2 quarts of water. No need of hot water, just cool water is fine to soak your feet in that and see the result with foot odor.

b] Vinegar:
 Mixture of Vinegar and Thyme oil added to the bath full of warm water cannot just work as an foot odor removal but also as a good antiseptic. Thyme oil works more on the odor department. Soak the feet for 15 to 20 minutes every day. Cracks and open sores should not be soaked in this combination.

c] Epsom salt:
 Soak your feet in combination of 2 cups of Epsom salt and warm water. Keep them soaked at least for 15 minutes twice or thrice in a week. The astringent nature of Epsom salt reduces sweating and kills bacteria working on this condition.

2] Application: Herbs applied or rubbed on the feet have shown result in reducing the bad odor issue. History records the use of all spice by Russian soldiers by adding it into their boots to prevent bad odor. Here are some examples.
a] Baking soda and corn starch are both use the same way. Both are known to either reduce sweats or absorb moisture thus reducing the odor.
b] Rubbing Lavender oil on the feet not just gives a nice aroma, but also kills bacteria. This action thus reduces the bad odor of the feet.
c] Ginger, Horse radish both are known to contain some anti stink kind of chemicals. Many naturopaths have recommended the rubbing of this two herbs in different form and then applying it on the feet to reduce bad foot odor.

Ayurveda the ancient science of living blames bad digestion for foul smelling sweat. Thus one is required to work on having a good digestive system to work on the bad odor of the feet.