The feet are our tyres and designed for optimal mobility and natural transportation. While wearing orthotics from Footlogics can restore proper balance, there are ways to naturally take care of foot odor and sweat. With the daily hustle and bustle of our hectic lives, we are consistently on the move and usually have to wear business shoes at work. This can lead to a range of issues, including bunions, bruises, misalignment, and especially drenching sweat odor. This aroma, of course, is not pleasurable or desired when removing shoes after a long day at the office. While soaking the feet in hot or lukewarm water can naturally alleviate pain and tension, our glands and pores tend to retain dry sweat. This can result in lasting odor, which must be tackled in order to secure clean and health feet.
Simple Remedies from Home
According to leading foot experts and podiatrists, there are several ways to soothe the feet and restore its natural shine and vibrancy. These tips and suggestions also help eliminate lingering sweat, while removing dry and peeling skin. The following simple remedies can be utilized and implemented at home with little to no cost:
Epsom Salt Foot Soak
Epsom salt has countless uses, and is in many medicinal cabinets across residential and commercial properties in Australia. Epsom salt is not only effective in removing foot odor, this world-renowned product also soothes the feet and replenishes vital skin pores. As part of the remedy, you will need:
• ½ cup of Epsom salt
• 8 cups of lukewarm or hot water
• A large pan or something to soak your feet in
Directions: Simply dissolve ½ cup of Epsom salt in at least 8 cups of water. Soak your feet for 30-40 minutes 1-2 times per day. Dry the feet and you are done!
Rosemary and Sage Soak
Sage is known for its antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It is also an astringent, which is designed to effectively protect the feet from bruises and minor abrasions. Similarly, Rosemary entails the same properties as Sage, and helps reduce sweat production from the glands. This means fewer chances for bacteria to congregate and multiply in the feet. As part of the remedy, you will need:
• 1 teaspoon of rosemary
• 1-2 teaspoons of sage
• A small pan or foot basin
Directions: fill the foot basin or pan with hot water and add the herbs. Let the basin cool down until you feel comfortable about placing your feet into it. This will prevent any burns or mishaps that can result in scalding. Soak your feet for at least 30 minutes 1-2 times per day, and then dry accordingly.
Baking Soda and Citrus Soak
Baking soda has countless uses, and is instrumental in helping remove foot odor and sweat. Not only does its natural properties fight odor, they also kill bacteria and fungus that have accumulated in the feet. Baking soda even softens the feet and works well with lemon or citrus baked products. Like safe, lemon is an astringent, which helps remove excessive sweating that causes foot odor and smelly aromas. Lemon also has a distinct scent, which truly captures the allure and essence of freshness. As part of the remedy, you will need:
• ¼ cup of baking soda
• 8 cups of cool or lukewarm water
• Juice from one lemon or citrus based fruit
• A pan, basin, or something to soak the feet in
Directions: Simply place ¼ cup of baking soda in the foot basin or pan. Add 8 cups of water to the pan, then squeeze or apply the lemon juice. Sink your feet in and move them as desired. For optimal results, soak the feet for 15-20 minutes then dry accordingly.