As the Summer approaches, my family has been discussing all of the things we’re looking forward to. I’m personally looking forward to soaking up some sun by the beach and going for hikes. But there is one thing I’m not looking forward to this summer: the heat.
This is a bit of a TMI (too much information) moment, but my feet sweat a lot. And I mean a lot. Whether I’m wearing socks and canvas shoes or even just plain flip flops, my feet are continuously sweaty. This makes me the perfect target for fungal infections like athlete’s foot and warts.
If you’ve been struggling with smelly feet or fungal infections like I have, I think it’s about time you upgraded your foot soak with this all-purpose elixir – Apple cider vinegar!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has so many uses in your body and in your home. Apple cider vinegar is well-known for possessing a trifecta of antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Which is why it features in many treatments for dandruff, body odor, allergies and candida.
We often overlook problems with our feet since they normally stay out of sight unlike dandruff, but giving your feet a detox every once in awhile is quick and simple. Try these apple cider vinegar foot soaks today.
ACV For Tired, Achy Feet
Everyone who’s tried a foot soak knows just how relaxing they can be after a long day spent on your feet. Make a relaxing foot bath by diluting 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of sea salt, and 1 cup of Epsom salt in water as hot as you can tolerate. You can optionally add a ½ cup of dried lavender to this foot soak to level up its soothing power!
ACV Foot Soak For Athlete’s Foot
To treat athlete’s foot with apple cider vinegar, add a 1:1 mixture of warm water and apple cider vinegar to a foot basin. Soak your feet in this detox bath for 10 to 15 minutes every day for up to 10 days and you’re sure to see a difference!
ACV For Smelly Feet
This soak is just the thing for combatting the odor of smelly feet! Start by combining 1 part ACV with 2 parts water in a foot basin. Add a couple drops of thyme essential oil to the water. Thyme is effective at neutralizing body odors and has a fragrant scent of its own. Soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes and dry thoroughly after use.