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14 Non-Toxic Ways to End Stinky Piggies (#12 Will Make You LOL)
You might think that stinky feet happen mainly in the hot summer months, but the truth is that stinky feet are a part of life for many people –no matter the season.
Smelly feet happen when your feet sweat and that sweat has no way to evaporate, usually because you are wearing socks, shoes or pantyhose. The bacteria that naturally lives on your skin will feed on sweat and dead skin cells, causing it to grow until it causes odor. It’s not really your sweat that smells, but the bacteria feeding on your sweat.
There are numerous ways that you can naturally get rid of that embarrassing foot odor. Although it might take you a week or so to get the problem under control, it is so worth the effort.
Keep reading to find natural ways to stop those stinky piggies once and for all!
OK, this is a no-brainer, but before you can do anything, be sure your feet are clean and dry. Simply washing your feet with a washrag, soap and hot water will remove the sweat and the dead skin cells. Dry your feet thoroughly, especially between your toes. This is an excellent place to start.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a cheap but effective way to stop foot odor. Baking soda will reduce sweating and neutralize the pH balance of your sweat, which will reduce the number of bacteria.
Put two quarts of warm water in a large container, and add two tablespoons of baking soda. Mix well, then soak your feet in this solution for 15 minutes. Do this every night for one week, then once or twice a week to keep your stinky problem under control.
You can also put baking soda inside your shoes to help absorb even more sweat and odor. Read more abou baking soda uses.
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