No one likes having stinky feet.

It can also be pretty embarrassing to have to take off your smelly shoes around other people.

 Contrary to popular belief, it’s not actually sweat that makes your feet smell, but the bacteria on your skin that feed off of moisture.

If you can control these bacteria, your feet will be squeaky clean and fresh-smelling.

These soaks feel great after a long day on your feet.

There’s nothing better than a little pampering mixed into problem-solving!

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1. Simple Epsom Salt Foot Soak

Epsom salt neutralizes odor. It also helps soothe aching feet and replenish your body’s magnesiumlevels.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of Epsom salt
  • 8 cups of warm water
  • A large bowl or bucket to soak your feet in

Instruction

  1. Dissolve ½ cup of Epsom salt in 8 cups of warm water.
  2. Soak your feet for 30 minutes 1-2 times daily (twice a day is a good idea if you’re a gym-goer).
  3. Dry thoroughly.

2. Sage and Rosemary Soak

Sage has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.

Rosemary is also antibacterial/antifungal, and both herbs are astringent, which means that they help minimize the production of sweat from your feet.

Less sweat means a less ideal environment for bacteria.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 1-2 teaspoons of dried sage
  • A large bowl or bucket to soak your feet in

Instructions

  1. Fill a foot basin with boiling water and add the herbs to it.
  2. Let it steep until it is cooled down just enough to put your feet in.
  3. Soak for 30 minutes 1-2 times daily.
  4. Dry thoroughly.

3. Bubbly Baking Soda and Citrus Soak

Baking soda is one of the best all-around cleaning agents, but it’s also a true miracle worker when it comes to your feet.

It naturally helps control odor, kill bacteria/fungus, and softens your skin. Lemon acts as an astringent and has a wonderful, fresh scent.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of baking soda
  • 8 cups of warm water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • A large bowl or bucket to soak your feet in

Instructions

  1. Place baking soda in your foot basin and add cover approximately with water.
  2. Squeeze in lemon juice and mix.
  3. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Dry completely.

4. Very Vinegar Soak

Some people may find that vinegar is smelly on it’s own, but it actually does a great job of getting rid of odor.

It creates an acidic environment that bacteria have a hard time surviving in, which kills off unpleasant smells.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 5-8 cups of warm water
  • A large bowl or bucket to soak your feet in

Instructions

  1. Fill a foot basin with water, add vinegar and mix.
  2. Submerge your feet and soak for 15 minutes twice a day.
  3. Rinse with cold water.
  4. Dry completely.

5. Black Tea Foot Soak

Soaking your feet in black tea is a popular natural remedy that fights foot odor.

Although it may seem unusual, the cure has lasted the test of time and many people who’ve tried it swear by this method.

Ingredients

  • 5 bags of black tea
  • 4 cups of hot water
  • A large bowl or bucket to soak your feet in

Instructions

  1. Pour boiling water into your foot basin, and add the tea.
  2. Allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes and let it cool down.
  3. Soak your feet for 20 minutes, once a day.
  4. Dry completely.

Don’t be afraid to try these methods and let us know what works for you!