Have you ever experienced someone taking off their shoes and a really disgusting, repulsive smell fills the room? Yes, that repulsive smell is called foot odor or scientifically as bromhidrosis. Foot odor is caused by the retention of the sweat in your feet causing odor creating bacteria to thrive. There are few, simple remedies to take care of the foot odor easily at home. Follow these steps to get odor free foot and the confidence to remove your shoes whenever and wherever you feel like.
Here Are Some Home Remedies To Eliminate Foot Odor:
Fill a basin with warm water. Add 1 spoon baking soda to 1 liter of warm water. Soak your feet in this water for 15-20 minutes. Wash your feet with normal water and pat dry. Repeat this every day to get rid of the foul smell.
Ginger has a strong smell which will help to mask the bad odor of your feet. It is also known to have anti-bacterial properties which will help reduce the odor causing bacteria in your feet. Grate ginger and grind it well. Add the ginger puree to a cup of boiling hot water and leave it for 10-20 minutes. Strain the water and apply it on your feet before going to bed. Repeat the process every day.
Black tea has tannic acid which is unfavorable for bacterial growth thereby reducing your foot odor. Boil enough water to soak your feet. Add 3-4 black tea bags to the water and let it boil for another 3-5 minutes. Wait for the water to cool to tolerable temperature. Soak your feet in the black tea infused water for 15 minutes. Pat it dry.
Vinegar is acidic and hence will discourage the growth of bacteria. Add a cup of vinegar to warm water in your foot basin. Soak your feet in the vinegar water for 10 minutes. Pat your feet dry.
Radish, Ginger, Lemon Pack
Grind a radish and a piece of ginger into a fine paste. Squeeze a lemon into the paste. Mix well and apply on your feet. Make sure to cover the skin between your toes. Leave it for 10-15 minutes. Gently scrub the pack off your feet. Wash off the pack and pat dry your feet. Repeat once in a week for good results.