Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Remedies for Smelly Feet

There’s nothing worse than taking off your shoes and nearly passing out from the stench from your little piggies. Smelly feet are a problem nobody wants and there are a few natural solutions to control the odor. Here are a few remedies for smelly feet.

Keep your feet clean – Take the time to thoroughly wash your feet on a daily basis and dry completely when finished bathing. Examine between the toes for signs of athlete’s foot. Wear shoes that can breathe and socks that do the same.

Lavender foot bath method remedy for smelly feet – To a basin of warm water, add 5 drops of lavender essential oil, 2 drops patchouli essential oil, and 3 drops of cypress essential oil. Soak your feet for 15 minutes daily for a week. You should notice a difference right away and your feet will enjoy the pampering.

Black tea foot bath cure for smelly feet – Boil 2 teabags of black tea to a pint of water for about 10 minutes. To the tea, add ½ gallon tepid water. Soak your smelly feet in the tea for 30 minutes a day for seven days. This method relies on the tannic acid in the tea to kill bacteria and close the pore on the bottom of your feet which in turn controls the perspiration of your feet.

Chronic foot odor that does not respond to various odor controlling methods may be a sign of illness. Be sure to see your doctor to rule out any underlying health conditions.

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Holistic living, natural remedies have been part of my life since the early 80's. As a natural progression of my passion, I became a certified massage therapist in 2006, a Reiki Master in 2008, and in 2013 an Ayurveda Lifestyle Coach. I am here to promote natural healing, for it is my deep belief that with a little help from our friends and nature, we can all heal ourselves.