How to Treat and Prevent Foot Odour

Foot odour

If your feet stink, don’t be ashamed. It’s fairly common and most of us are familiar with it. Still, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to prevent foot odour? It’s entirely possible to do so. You just need to work out what’s causing the pong. You see, foot odour might be the result of poor hygiene – but it could equally be due to your shoes, moisture, bacteria, fungus or even stress. There might be quite a lot of trial and error involved.

Of course, the market is inundated with all manner of lotions and potions for treating foot odour. The problem is that there designed merely to neutralise smells rather than address the underlying issues. You’ll probably just end up spending money – which is what the manufacturers want! We’d like to give you some tips and tricks for natural treatments you can do at home. We’d also like to save you a few pennies.

Is it really possible to prevent foot odour?

For the most part, yes: it is possible to stop tootsie stench. A treatment, to be effective, must be combined with a few common sense precautions. Daily habits are often to blame in the first place. That means that you need to identify an bad habits that may be contributing to your condition. When you do, you can move towards a permanent solution.

  • Hygiene plays a major role in overall health – and your feet are no exception. Make sure that you wash your feet well every day. This will wipe out odour-causing bacteria. You may want to use a Baking soda

    A renowned natural deodoriser, baking soda can and should be used in lieu of fancy sprays and powders. Simply sprinkle a bit in your shoes, over your feet and between your toes to keep sweat and odour at bay.

    Apple cider vinegar’s a winner

    This vinegar’s versatile. It will virtually eradicate the odour and balance your skin’s pH levels. As a mild antibacterial, it’s safer and gentler on your skin than those you’ll find on supermarket shelves. To a tub of hot water, add 5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Soak your feet for at least ten minutes. Dry thoroughly. Why not take this opportunity to dust them with a bit of baking soda?

    Sage advice for staving off stinkiness

    Infusion of rosemary

    Ideal for eliminating odour, this terrific triumvirate can do all sorts. It reduces sweating, wipes out bacteria and makes your feet so sweet that they’ll be the freshest things you’ve ever inhaled.

    Preparation’s a doddle. In a large bowl, add the juice of one lemon, a tablespoon of rosemary and a tablespoon of mint to a litre of warm water. Enjoy a good soak (about 15 minutes should do it), then completely dry your dogs. Make sure there’s not a trace of moisture or you’ll be right back where you started.

    And there you have it: happy feet!