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7. Boric Acid

Boric acid is another effective remedy that kills odor-causing bacteria, thereby eliminating foot odor.

boric acid treats foot odor

  • Dust a little boric acid powder on your sweaty feet for a few days to get rid of foot odor.
  • You can also mix one-half cup each of boric acid and white vinegar in two cups of water. Spray the inside of your shoes with it.

8. Sugar Scrub

Sugar has several other uses other than as a sweetener. Sugar aids in removing dead cells. Removing dead skin and calluses will also help eliminate foot odor as they too can contribute to smelly feet. Regular use helps clean your feet and also prevent the formation of calluses. You can make a powerful homemade scrub by following these directions.


sugar scrub for foot odor

  1. Mix three parts sugar, one part clean water and five parts isopropyl alcohol (91 percent or above) to create a thick mixture.
  2. Scrub your feet with the mixture for five to 10 minutes to remove dead skin cells and bacteria and then wash your feet.
  3. Do this at least three times a week.

Note: For better results, soak your feet in warm water before using this sugar scrub recipe.

Medic for Foot Odor was last modified: February 14th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies

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32 thoughts on “Medic for Foot Odor”

  1. Washing and drying your feet very accurate is very important. Moreover the use of cedar wood is probably one of the best things to get rid of foot odor. The cedar wood fights the bad smelling food bacteria and give off a very good smelling flavor. So there are several insoles made from cedar wood (cedarsoles) available. Maybe try this.

    1. Hi Kerry,
      I tried the cedar soles and just wanted to let you and everybody here know that they really help me a lot! It’s been one week now and i have already placed a second order to get a pair for each pair of shoes I have 😉 I don’t leave the house without them anymore. So thanks a lot for that great suggestion!

  2. If you have smelly sneakers place them in the freezer overnight. This will usually kill most of the bacteria. Do this once a week for the life of the pair.

      1. I too are trying this . ina bag in the work freezer. Also baking soda foot bathing this week. will post again end of the week.?

  3. it is very important for us to wash and clean our body specialy in feet.. i do have that foul feet coz my feet sweat a lot and also my hand.. everytime i use my shoes it will smell stinky..thats why i search a lot in internet and i found this blog that best help my problem.. now i am feel confident and light everytime i used my shoes 🙂

    mno worries at all 🙂

  4. Being a lady in an office of over 100 people with smelling feet is a pathetic thing. I used to apply lotion oil which made my feet to sweat more and making my feet smell
    like trash. Later i came to realize the problem was the lotion after changing to petroleum gel. Now am fine and no stinking any more.

  5. BEST REMIDY EVER!!! For real!!
    Try soaking your feet in horse urine. My feet were growing fungus on the bottoms of them and stunck insanly. So i walked out back and grabed a bucket and waited for my horse renaldo to pee. So i filled the bucket and socked them 3 bights in a row. It was warm and relaxing. But my feet still stink but whatever. Lol my feet really do stink though. Im gonba try the salt and baking soda

    1. That sounds like a great idea, I’ll try horse piss tomorrow, I’ve also heard you’re supposed to pee on your feet while you’re showering ;D

  6. I am a 14 year old that has just started to notice a light foot odor. I know where the problem started however, because of my socks. I need new socks because I am growing, so I have went out to buy new ones. I still smell an odor coming from my feet, so i will try the lavender and baking soda technique. I will only be trying these two because I already have these ingredients at home. I will post on this page again at the end of the week, today is Monday for me. I will also be massaging my feet with a few drops of lavender before going to sleep. I will also be putting socks on after I have massaged my feet.

    1. I was reading all these post and it is sad that you a 14 now 15 year old has better English and writing than the adults who posted. Keep up the good work.

  7. I found that if you rub canned cat food all over your feet then wrap your feet in plastic wrap, before going to sleep, the odor is completely gone the next day. The protiens in the gravy are easily absorbed into your skin, and quickly kill the bacteria. The only drawback is that I walk to work everyday, and by the time I get there, every cat in the neighborhood is following closely behind me. Good luck!

  8. It is Sunday, I forgot to post this yesterday, but I am here now. I have no problem with foot odors anymore and I have done everything I said I would everyday. The most effective solution was the lavender-water one, and of course the lavender massage helped too. You people should try it out if you no longer want any odor.

  9. I have terrible sweaty, smelling feet. I swart a lot in my plans and feet. I was doing some research and came across this site. I will try the baking soda and sage remedies, since I have those home at present. I am really embarrassed when I take off my sneakers or shoes amongst others. Can anyone recommend anything for sweaty palms? Thanks

  10. I noticed I’ll have foot odor everytime I wear pantyhose, or thin stockings.. but not with socks.. I still can’t find the answer why would this happen. Even if I changed into a new pair of pantyhose! So I’ve come to a conclusion that it’s just my feet that stinks.

    I even tried putting tea bags (dry, unused) in my shoes, overnight but it only works for a short time (odorless for 2 days max). I have got to try these remedies though. Great share guys!

  11. 1 little bottle of tea tree oil mixed with water in a spray bottle (empty fabreeze or something) sprayed on feet and in shoes before going out has helped my problem a lot.

  12. I read every little bit of the comments . But what solution you will suggest to keep the shoe without stink . Every time I wear a shoe it stinks . But when I wear regular sleepers or similar it doesn’t stink

  13. Baking soda is an excellent absorbent that helps get rid of the moisture caused by sweating. It also neutralizes the pH levels of sweat generated in the feet, destroys the bacteria, and prevents them from multiplying as well as thriving in the feet.

  14. Talcum powder is probably one of the easiest and most effective home remedies for smelly feet. Almost every household will have either talcum powder or baby powder, both of which are effective in controlling the bad odor emanating from feet.

  15. Hmmm feels better even to find out people suffer the same issue like mine and thanks for the simple & natural remedies to apply.

  16. Well the list is kind of complete 🙂 The nutrition is also a really important point: your diet has influence in how much you sweat and how the sweat smells! Anyway, I have a natural all – in – one solution for you: use cedar soles in the shoes and you won’t sweat anymore, even if you wear your shoes without socks 🙂 My friend works for a company in Germany who sells them and she gave me a pair! I doubted a lot, but finally, the best anti-foot-smell-and-sweat stuff I ‘ve ever tried 🙂 Just wanted to share this experience here, maybe it helps somebody!

  17. You can try to put cedar wood insoles in your shoes, they do normally great work against excessive sweating of the feet and also help to get rid of foot odor.

  18. All of these are very helpful gonna try the lavender and the cider, don’t think I will go as far as the horse urine though but I have heard urine is supposed to be good for your feet for some reason or another. I’ve been suffering from bad odor since I started working at a job that requires the non slip restaurant shoes. So gotta do something my kids scatter Everytime I go to take my shoes off.

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