Suffering from smelly feet, stinks! One of the best ways to help relieve odors from feet is by making a homemade tea tree mint foot powder that can be used as a foot soak and a shoe deodorizer. The powder helps absorb nasty foot odors while killing the germs that cause the smelliness in the first place. Plus it even helps treat athletes foot and fungal infections because tea tree oil contains natural antibiotics in it that kill harmful bacterial that causes the infection.
The ingredients you will need to make the foot powder and soak will be 5 cups of baking soda, 25 drops of tea tree oil, 15 drops of peppermint oil, and ½ a cup of cornstarch. These ingredients can all be found in your kitchen and medicine cabinet. If not, your local grocery store and drug store should carry these ingredients. You can also find them in a local herbal and whole food store if you have one in your area. Some of these ingredients can be pricey, but are worth having on hand to help treat foot odor naturally and effectively.
The way you make the foot powder will be by dumping the baking soda, tea tree oil and peppermint oil into a large mixing bowl. After, you will combined these ingredients together with a wire whisk until you get a fine powder with a tea tree mint aroma too it. Then, you will add in the cornstarch and combined that into the mixture. Once the foot powder is made, you can store it away in an air tight container in a cool dry place until you are ready to use it.
There are many ways you can use the homemade foot powder too relieve smelly feet. The first way is by filling up a foot bath up with warm water and adding a cup of the powder into the foot bath. After, you stick your feet into the foot bath and soak them for as long as you can. This will help draw out the odors from your feet and kill them germs that are causing the odors. Plus it helps get under the toenails and between the toes where sometimes fungus likes to grow and cause infections as well as bad odors.
The other way is by sprinkling a handful of the powder directly onto your feet to help keep them dry and odor free. The last way is by sprinkling the powder into your shoes or work boots. We all know feet become sweatier and smellier when they are in our shoes and work boots because they get hot. Sprinkling the powder into the shoes and work boots is a sure way to prevent smelly feet. The homemade foot powder and soak can be used at anytime as many times as you needed to keep odor away naturally. I hope those of you with smelling feet have now found away to treat them naturally and safely.