Home Remedy for Foot Odor

If you're scared to take off your shoes in front of other people, it is probably time to try a good home remedy for foot odor.

It can be pretty embarrassing having feet that always smell, especially when you've just taken off your shoes at the door and are about to go relax with a bunch of your friends or coworkers in the living room.


You cringe when a few people start looking around while pinching their noses. There's a serious stench in the air, and once again, it's coming from your toes!


The good news is, it happens to most of us at some point or another. But if you feel like you've got a chronic case of the stinkies, you'll need to take a few steps to fix the problem.


My Feet Smell Constantly and Nothing Seems to Help, What Can I Do?

If you seem to constantly have a case stinky feet, one of the best methods of prevention you can try is a foot deodorant.


You can either buy a special product at the store, or use a simple underarm deodorant instead. Both work just as well.

Salt stick deodorants work especially well on feet. Rub some at the bottom and sides of your feet right after you shower, and reapply if you notice that you begin to have sweaty feet midway through the day.


While it's a good thing to make sure you are washing your tennies regularly, adding a little cornstarch can help soak up any wetness and keep your feet smelling fresh throughout the day. This is a great way to treat shoe smell that may perforate throughout the house.


I've Tried Everything and I Still Get Bad Foot Odor

If none of the foot odor remedies from above have helped, there are still a few things you can do in addition that will most likely cure your sweaty feet. 

If you spend a lot of your day at home, try this home remedy for foot odor. Mix 1/2 cup of kosher salt with a quart of warm water, and soak your feet in it for 15 to 30 minutes. 

Kosher salt isn't much different from table salt, except that it has much bigger crystals. This will make it much more effective at reducing sweaty, smelly feet.

Salt naturally dries your skin and soaks up extra moisture, so it can really help a lot. When you are done soaking, don't rinse your feet. Pat them dry with a towel and then leave them be. 


Unfortunately, it can be pretty weird to ask the host of a party to borrow her bathtub and some kosher salt to soak your feet in. So what do you do in an emergency situation like this? 

In this desperate case, the best thing you can do is carry some baby wipes in your purse or glove box, as well as a travel-sized baby powder.


Excuse yourself from your fellow guests and simply do a quick wipe-down followed by the baby powder. You might also tote along small room freshener. Don't use perfume because it will be quite noticeable to others. Try a scent used to freshen a room, as it will seem most natural.


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