Have you got stinky feet? It’s okay, you can admit it, and in so doing take your first step toward many future odorless steps with a few home remedies to remove the causes of smelly feet!
All feet are liable to some odor, since they are often the warmest parts of our bodies and are trapped in socks, shoes, and the like where heat, moisture, and darkness can provide the perfect environment for bacteria to live and produce odorous byproducts of their digestion. Then again, some feet are just stinkier than others, whether due to genetics, diet, illness, or foot care and general hygiene habits.
Natural Remedies for Smelly Feet
Obviously, increased foot cleaning habits will help reduce foot odor, to start. Sprinkling alum or baking soda in your socks and shoes can help absorb and/or kill off foot odor. Soaking the feet in something like diluted vinegar or hydrogen peroxide may kill off odor-causing bacteria.
Our readers suggest drinking alkalizing tonics like baking soda or activated charcoal to help cure stinky feet. Continue reading to see which remedies worked best for our readers!