Vinegar is not only used for cooking, but is used for cleaning and deodorising as well. Its acidic properties also make it an ingredient that can help you with various foot problems like dry feet, warts and tired foot. It contains acetic acid, which has antimicrobial properties that helps in removing bacteria and disease causing germs from the body. Soak your feet in vinegar-water solution and the results will amaze you!
The antifungal property of vinegar can protect against bacteria, fungi, and other harmful microbes, so putting it into a foot soak could have potential benefits for the feet. It is simple to make. Just add 1 part vinegar with 2 parts of water.
How to make a vinegar foot soak
Step 1: In lukewarm water, add a cup of apple cider vinegar. The ratio should be 2:1 (two parts of water with 1 part of vinegar).
Step 2: This is optional. You can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil for the aroma.
Step 3: Now, soak your feet in it for at least 15-20 minutes.
Benefits of soaking in vinegar
– Soothe sore feet muscles
– Rid of the bad feet odour
– Callus treatment
– Relieve pain from minor sunburn
– Heal dry skin
– Fade age or liver spots
– Get rid of toenail fungus
– Remove warts
– Removal of cracked skin on heels
For foot odor
Vinegar has disinfecting properties that help to get rid of the bacteria that make your feet smell. Prepare a foot bath solution by mixing two parts of water and one part of white vinegar and a few drops of thyme essential oil. Soak your smelly feet in this solution for about 15-20 minutes. Wash your feet thoroughly with soap and water. Follow this remedy thrice in a week for immediate results.
For tired feet
You can get relief from tired aching feet by following this easy remedy. Prepare by adding one cup each of Epsom salt, sea salt and vinegar in a large tub. Stir well to mix all the ingredients together. Now add enough warm water in the solution so that your feet get soaked in it properly. Soak your feets in this solution for half an hour. Finally rinse you feet with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. You will notice less pain and feel like dancing.
Vinegar has acetic acid that works as a mild exfoliator that helps in treating warts and calluses. To cure this, mix equal amounts of white vinegar and warm water, and soak in the liquid for 20 minutes.
For athlete’s foot
Athlete’s foot is an infectious skin disease caused by a fungal infection. Itchy red rashes develop in between the toes and cause the skin to become dry. To deal with athlete’s foot, mix 2 parts water with 1 part of vinegar. Using a cotton ball dipped in the solution apply it on the the affected areas. This will help to reduce itching, burning sensation and scaling. Follow this simple procedure daily for at least a week or two.