My friend gave me an herbal formula to get rid of foot odor. I tried it a couple of times and it worked really well!
Herbal remedies for foot odor
Advantages of soaking feet: 1. Safety, no side effects; 2. Cheap; 3. effective
The composition of the foot bath: tap water or river water
The temperature of the foot bath: the temperature of the foot bath water, 30 to 38 degrees is appropriate, but it is best not to exceed 40 degrees.
the requirements of foot bath containers:
1, the texture should be harmless, safe, good insulation properties.
2, the height of the general height of the best foot bath more than 20 cm [higher than ankle]
The requirements of Soaking time: Every night before going to bed, about 30 minutes each time.
Herbal formula and dosage
formula: Pueraria, gallnut, licorice, alum
Dosage: Pueraria 25 grams, gallnut 15 grams, 15 grams of licorice, alum 25 grams
First put them in the pot, then add cold water, soak them with cold water for about 30 minutes. Because cold water can penetrate the surface of the plant, so that the drug becomes soft and soft, cell expansion. This can make the active ingredient easier to dissolve into the water.
Put the pot on the fire. After the water boils, switch to a small fire and keep the micro-boiling for about 30 minutes. During the decoction, stir two to three times.
Pour the soup into the foot basin. Add proper amount of cold water. Now you can have a foot bath!
In addition to soaking the feet, also pay attention to these points:
1. Wash Your Smelly Feet Regularly
The source of the odor is isovaleric acid which the on sweat thriving bacteria on the feet produce. In order to tackle the problem the source should be taken away.
Getting rid of smelly feet starts with washing your feet thoroughly and consequently.
Don’t forget to dry your feet very well after washing.
Make sure to wash your feet once but preferably twice a day.
2. change shoes and sockss every day, make use of insoles
Again, the environment the bacteria live in is what has to be taken on. Socks and shoes may become hatchery’s of foul odor causing bacteria. So make sure to fight the source.
If possible, wearing open shoes such as sandals, open toed shoes, or flip flops allows air to flow around your feet. More cooling equals less sweat. The sweat that is produced has the chance to evaporate due to air circulation.
Wearing open shoes such as sandals, open toed shoes, or flip flops allows air to flow around your feet. More cooling equals less sweat. The sweat that is produced has the chance to evaporate due to air circulation.
Change shoes on alternate days. This way they can dry out between wearings. A 24-hour breathing period is recommended to remove the smell. Sweaty shoes breed bacteria. Use replaceable (leather) insoles and change them periodically.
To wear cotton socks, so they tend to absorb more sweat.
For faster results start off with changing socks and shoes the same day.
Put replacable insoles in your shoes.