Especially during the summer, we tend to sweat all day long, and the feet are constantly wet from the sweat, making them a perfect target for numerous fungal infections. However, there is a highly effective natural elixir to help you treat this issue – apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most versatile items in our households, and its powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties make it a great natural remedy in the treatment of allergies, body odor, dandruff, and Candida.
According to Doctor NDTV:
“Though it has a distinct aroma that can be intolerable for certain people, its health benefits by submerging your feet in it, exceed this disadvantage by a lot. We know that our feet have a lot of germs in it and suffer from a lack of oxygen as they are covered all day by our shoes or socks.
This can be very damaging for our feet as it can lead us to have dry feet, asperities, calluses and other fungal infections. The use of apple cider vinegar can kill the fungi and microbes responsible for the bad odor in our feet.”
Here are some good reasons why you should soak the feet in vinegar:
To get rid of the bad smell of the feet, soak them in a basin with two parts of water and one part of apple cider vinegar for 5 minutes daily. Add a few drops of thyme essential oil or some baking soda into it to neutralize the odor. HealthLine advises:
“In addition to soaking, lifestyle choices are important to consider when treating foot odor. For example, try wearing shoes made of leather or canvas. These allow your feet to breathe, unlike shoes made from plastic materials. Also, wear breathable cotton or wool socks. When you’re at home, go barefoot.”
The powerful anti-fungal properties of apple cider vinegar will help you fight toenail fungus. Mix one part of apple cider vinegar and two parts of water and soak the feet in the mixture for 15 minutes every day.
Warts and calluses
The acidity of apple cider vinegar will help you get rid of warts and calluses. All you have to do is to soak the feet in a foot basin of hot water for around 5 minutes. Then, soak the feet in apple cider vinegar for 15 minutes, and dry them thoroughly afterward.
Soak the feet in apple cider vinegar for 45 minutes to exfoliate the skin, treat the dry areas, and soften them. Afterward, gently scrub the dry areas with a pumice stone and moisturize them.
Mix warm water and apple cider vinegar in equal amounts, and soak the feet for 10 minutes daily for 10 days to treat this issue.
Tired and achy feet
After a long day at work, add a cup of apple cider vinegar, a cup of Epsom salt, and one cup of sea salt, to some hot water, and soak the feet in it to relax and soothe the pain.
Therefore, start using apple cider vinegar in your foot soaks and reap all its benefits!