Do the people identify your appearance without seeing you with a particular bad odor coming of your foot, socks, and shoes? Foot odor (bromhidrosis in medical terms) can be embarrassing and unhealthy too. Millions of people suffer from foot odor and avoid the problem at an initial stage.
Foot odor may be because your feet always remain moist and warm, unhealthy fabric of socks, dead skin and cheap shoes are the perfect place for the foot odor bacteria to breed and multiply. Well, foot odor can be treated successfully with some excellent herbs and take you out of the uncomfortable and embarrassing moments.
Effective Herbs For Foot Odor
Ginger is a very common ingredient of Indian kitchen and contains amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal qualities to limit all kinds of infections and inflammations.
For foot odor specifically you can make a smooth paste of ginger and add few drops of hot water to it; apply this solution to your feet before bedtime and let it work whole night for healthy, odor-free feet. This solution detoxifies your feet and removes bacteria causing odor.
All three of these herbs, witch hazel, cypress, lavender, contain excellent anti-bacterial properties to remove odor-causing bacteria, and making your feet healthy and let them smell sweet.
Take 2-3 ounces distilled witch hazel, 15-20 drops lavender essential oil, 5-10 drops cypress essential oil and mix them well. Use this to massage your feet and also you can spray this on your socks and shoes for a sweet aroma you and others would love to smell.
Tamanu oil contains significant antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal qualities and is sweet aromatic. It is used since ancient times for various beauty treatments including massage, facial, acne, scars, etc. It has amazing effects to minimize foot odor and give you healthy, beautiful, odorless feet. You can apply a few drops of this oil on your feet before bed time and before wearing any footwear.
Arrowroot powder is used as a base powder for making several herbal beauty products like talcum powder, baby powder, etc. You can make your own herbal powder for your feet at home by mixing half cup powdered arrowroot, 2 tablespoons white clay, 10-15 drops of cypress and lavender oil each, 3 drops patchouli oil to make an amazing combination of aromatic antibacterial powder which will give you relief from foot odor and remove the bacteria out.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is used since long for various beauty treatments and to cure several infections as it contains malic and tartaric acids. It is an excellent antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal solution for keeping your foot odor fee and eradicates bacteria causing foot odor.
You can dip your feet for 8-10 minutes in warm water added with 15-20 drops of apple cider vinegar everyday till you realize your foot odor diminishing. You can also massage your feet with this solution before bedtime and wash them in morning with lukewarm water. This solution also helps your feet to remain dry and free of moist.
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