It doesn’t matter how wonderful you may look, if your feet stink, they stink! I know, first hand, exactly how foot odor can smell up an entire room, making one want to gag! As a kid, in a family with other siblings, I had to be the one to smell up the living room, when I took my shoes off. Of course, as an adult I’ve discovered different methods to eliminate foot order that I wish to share with my readers, so here goes:

Number One: Here’s a quick method to keep one’s shoes (especially hardworking sneakers) dry, comfortable, and smelling fresh, dust the insides with baby powder.

Number Two: Another quick technique is to use baking soda, instead of baby powder. Use it as a dusting powder or body rub, or sprinkle a handful in one’s bath.

Number Three: Now, even if your pet, like a cat or dog runs for cover, because your feet really stink after removing your shoes, sprinkle some green clay in them, and your feet will be sweet.

Number Four: Perhaps, one might need a little more of something to help eliminate foot order, especially if the other remedies are working. If so, one might consider making one’s own dusting powder to help reduce odor and keep one’s feet feeling fresh all day. Combine two parts powdered calendula flowers with one part each powdered slippery elm, lavender flowers, and aluminum-free baking soda. Sprinkle some one one’s feet before slipping on one’s socks and shoes.

Number Five: Here’s a fabulous food fix to help with foot odor. Apply radish or turnip juice to one’s feet can help reduce odors because the juices are natural deodorants.

Number Six: Another fabulous food fix to oust foot odor is black tea. Black tea contains tannic acid, which helps close the sweat glands thus starving odor-causing bacteria. If one has problems with sweaty, smelly feet, simply brew two tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water for 15 minutes, add the tea to 2 quarts of cool water, and soak one’s feet for 20 to 30 minutes. Do this for 10 days straight, and one’s feet will turn out sweet.

Number Seven: Now, the following technique and the last mentioned in this article might sound surprising, since one is using a product known for being sour and that is vinegar. Immerse one’s smelly feet in a solution of one-part warm water and one-part vinegar for 10 minutes twice a day for three weeks. Vinegar soaks can often eradicate an offensive odor for good.

Author's Bio: 

Kelley is the author of
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