8 Proven Home Remedies for Smelly/Stinky Feet

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Stinking feet is a medical disorder that is also known as bromodosis. It is basically a year round problem that is unpleasant and disgusting for you, as well as for people around you. The main cause of such a problem may be wearing defective pair of shoes or same pair of socks, every day. Smelly and stinky feet are a big turn off for everyone around you, be it your colleagues in the office or closed ones at your home. Here are few tested home remedies which will kill bacteria present in your feet while removing bad odor from them, whilst making them super soft and clean.




Tea therapy is probably the most popular method to get rid of smelly feet. Take two tea bags and brew them well in about three cups of warm water. To it, add half bucket normal water and soak your feet for at least 15 minutes. This black tea has tannic acid that not only kills bacteria, but also closes the pores of feet, making them sweat very little, and what you get is fresh and beautiful feet without any foul odors.

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This gargle is bliss for your smelly feet, as well. Soak a cotton ball into the Listerine solution and damp all over your feet. Dry thoroughly and all your bacteria will get killed.



Vinegar, particularly, apple cider vinegar can work wonders for your smelly feet. Prepare a mixture of vinegar and warm water, and soak your feet in the solution for a minimum of ten minutes. Rinse it with soap, to remove the smell of apple cider vinegar. If done on a regular basis, it will solve the problem of smelly feet.



Borax is one of the powerful disinfectants that can make you get rid of stinking feet. Dust the inner area of your shoes with borax, and after some time, it will disappear, and you can wear your shoes. Borax kills all the bacteria present inside the shoes, thus relieving you from the problem of smelly feet.



Some studies have shown that vodka can also solve the problem of stinky feet. So, use a few drops of vodka in your foot bath to get rid of smelly feet.



Although we are scared of exposing our body parts in the sunlight, due to the fear of getting tanned, but sunlight is actually very essential for our body. One of the causes of smelly feet is that our feet is covered for the most part of the day and doesn’t get exposed to the sun, and starts smelling. Allow your feet to get exposed to ample sun-light, and see how it works wonders for your feet.

Ginger Root Massage


Take a ginger root and puree it. Let it be mixed with warm water (a cup) for around 10 minutes. Strain it with a strainer and massage the liquid on your feet each night, before heading to bed. Continuing the process every night for two weeks will bring fruitful and desired results.



The problem of smelly feet is caused by the formation of callus in the feet. Sugar acts as an excellent scrubber and exfoliating agent that exfoliate all the dead skin cells, including callus, thus keeping your feet odor-free and soft.  Make a thick mix of sugar, water and isopropyl alcohol (+91%). The quantity of sugar should be more than the quantity of water, to keep it thick.

Try these helpful and tested home remedies for stinky feet, and see the magic by yourself.