When it comes to anti-fungal foot treatments for stinky feet, there are a lot of over-the-counter options. Some examples include:
1. Desenex Athlete’s Foot Shake Powder.
2. Lotrimin AF Athlete’s Foot Antifungal Powder.
5. Antifungal Spray.
Although there are these options available, many people try to look for alternative ways of dealing with foot odor/stinky feet (very often, this happens due to fungal growth in conditions such as athlete’s foot and nail fungus). Fortunately, there are natural options available to deal with foot odor/fungus (stinky feet). You can use these natural options as part of your daily routine to avoid having smelly/stinky feet. Daily use of an anti-fungal foot bath is the simplest way to fight fungal growth. Following is a DIY recipe that might just work for you:
Stinky Feet Natural Remedy
• ½ cup of Epsom salt or sea salt
• 1½ cups Baking Soda
• 1½ cups of Neem oil
• 1 cup Tamanu oil (optional)
• Add 10 drops of all of the following essential oils:
• Tea tree essential oil
• Cinnamon leaf essential oil
• Rosemary essential oil (For more detail on this herb, click here to read my article)
• Peppermint essential oil
You can add 10 more drops of the following, however, this is optional:
• Clove bud
Stinky Feet Remedy Instructions
1. Measure out baking soda and Epsom salt (or sea salt) and pour them into a clean bowl.
2. Measure out Neem oil and Tamanu oil. Add all the essential oil one by one to the oil phase. Mix thoroughly.
3. Slowly mix the oil phase to the dry phase (Baking soda and Epsom salt).
4.Transfer the mix to a clean jar and label it. This mixture should be good to use for six months.
How to use stinky feet remedy?
• You can buy a footbath or you can just use a small tub. The use of a foot bath might be better. Many foot baths have a massager. This might make this an enjoyable experience.
• Add at least 2 handfuls of the mixture above to the footbath.
• Before adding warm water to the foot bath, moisten your feet with it. Softly scrub your feet with the mixture you added to the footbath. Focus more on the nails and the area between the toes. Do this for about five minutes and then add warm water to the footbath.
• Keep your foot in the bath for at least 20 to thirty minutes. Do this at least once daily to fight off bad odor/fungus or at least 2 to 3 times weekly to avoid the recurrence of bad odor/fungus.
Stinky Feet Remedy Ingredients Explained
Epsom salt: doesn’t cure an infection, Epsom salt is used to soften the skin. This helps the anti-fungal herbs or medication to easily get in the skin to kill the fungus that causes stinky feet. Do not use this salt on open wounds!
Baking Soda: Is known to have anti-fungal benefits. Research has shown baking soda to work quite well for topical fungal infections such as in the case of athlete’s foot and nail fungus. The use of baking soda helps to kill the fungus that causes stinky feet.
Neem Oil: In addition to having healing properties, Neem oil is a good natural anti-fungal agent. Just like baking soda, it helps to kill and inhibit the growth of fungus that causes stinky feet.
Tamanu oil: Is a good source of antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and wound healing properties. This oil works together with baking soda and Neem oil to kill the fungus that causes stinky feet.
Tea tree, Cinnamon leaf, Rosemary, Peppermint essential oil: In addition to having other benefits, all of these essential oils have antimicrobial activity. They work synergistically with baking soda and neem oil to help get rid of stinky feet.