Due to the meteorological conditions, we are looking to be outdoors in any convenient situation in this magical time. We slowly release ourselves from the winter hug of thick layers of clothing, and this is true of our legs, on which we will increasingly open shoes.
In this case, we can not stop preparing and neutralizing the smell of our feet with small, homemade recipes, by which we will stop bothering ourselves and others from the sharp action of the malicious “flavors”.
Contrary to popular opinion, sweat does not smell. Unpleasant feet odor is caused by bacteria that multiply on the skin. When bacteria mix with sweat, it creates a repulsive smell, not only on the feet but also on the whole body.
Wearing cotton socks will help keep the feet dry when we have to wear closed shoes, but this is rarely enough.
Even people who do not have a problem with smelling legs have to follow a certain hygiene and care for their feet.
Foot bath with black tea
Black tea is a very common home remedy for smelling legs. The acid in it, called tannin, is an antibacterial agent that kills the bad smell of bacteria. It also closes the pores, which limits sweating in this area of the body.
To do this, add two slices of black tea in a liter of boiling water and leave them soaked for 10 minutes. Then pour into a basin and add cold water and then immerse our feet in the liquid for half an hour. It is advisable to do this procedure twice a day for a week.
A potion with white vinegar
Vinegar is a natural disinfectant. It can deodorize the legs by destroying the bacteria and disinfecting the feet. All we have to do is add some vinegar to the basin with warm water and immerse our feet for a few minutes. The vinegar: water ratio should be 1: 2. However, vinegar should be careful because it can pinch painfully if the skin of the feet is cracked.
Lemon Foot Bath
Lemon is a sour fruit, so it helps to reduce bacteria, and the pleasant scent further helps to mask the smelling feet. Just add a few teaspoons of lemon juice in warm water and soak our feet for a few minutes in a suitable container. Just as with vinegar, the use of lemon should be avoided if we have cuts on the feet.
Tea tree oil
If we have wounds or scrapes on the legs, the best home remedy for smell is tea tree oil. It is often used in folk medicine to treat infections. The oil restricts bacteria and fungi and prevents them from multiplying. Every time before we put on our shoes and after we remove them, we need to rub a few drops of tea tree oil on the feet. The butter smells well and acts as a natural deodorant.
Sprinkle with baby powder
Every kind of baby powder will help keep your feet dry and protect them from sweating. It is necessary to rub a little powder on the feet before we put on our shoes. In any case, we can also use scented powder.
Lavender oil therapy
It can be used as an alternative to calming and deodorizing the legs. Lavender is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Every night, before we go to bed, we can put a few drops of lavender oil on the skin of the feet and massage them.