It’s funny how we take our feet for granted! Although we make sure to cleanse-tone-moisturise every night before hitting the sheets, we seldom give equal attention to our feet that do most of the job for us throughout the day. Smelly, stinky, sweaty feet is an everyday situation we tend to overlook. Let’s be honest! Who goes home to a tub of foot soak? Or who even cares to pamper their feet even once a week?
While monthly foot spas can prove to be expensive, you can definitely prepare a DIY foot soak once a week or once in two weeks, and no, it doesn’t have to be oh-so-elaborate. Here’s a 3-ingredient foot soak recipe that will help banish bacteria, germs, fungus and odour from your feet, leaving them clean, soft and fresh.
The step-by-step guide
Step 01: Mix together one cup apple cider vinegar, one cup of your favourite antiseptic mouthwash and two cups warm water.
Step 02: Take a foot tub to mix all the ingredients together.
Step 03: Soak your feet into the tub for at least one hour, and you’ll instantly feel the softness.
Benefits: The anti-fungal properties of apple cider vinegar are what makes it an ideal treat for your feet. Whether you have tired, aching, stinky feet or toe fungus, ACV can do the trick for you. It not only helps kill bacteria on the skin but also neutralizes any other smells.
While choosing a mouthwash, try to pick one which is infused with benzoic acid and ethanol. This combination is ideal for a foot wash. It sloughs off dead skin cells and kills germs, bacteria, fungi that cause athlete’s foot.
Using warm water for a foot soak can relax your muscles and relieve aches and pains due to walking or standing for a longer time and roaming around wearing uncomfortable shoes.
Don’t forget to moisturise your feet using the Vaseline Deep Restore Moisturizing Cream to keep your feet moisturised and soft.
Written by Fatema Habib on Mar 25, 2020