Friday, 2 January 2015

Getting rid of athlete´s foot


Lately I have been in the summer of Brazil, around 30 - 40 degrees Celsius.
And that heat with humidity is a great combination for athlete´s foot.

I have tried out home remedies, and have come up with my own home remedy to get rid of that smelly and itchy problem!


This recipe of mine is an outcome of a lot of research and tests, and the end result is the one bellow.



Ingredients:


- 1/2 cup of vinegar or juice of 1 lemon*

- 1600 ml of warm water
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 5 drops of essential oil of sage and rosemary

*Obs.: if you use the lemon juice, be careful not to expose yourself to the sun right away, it may stain your skin.

Vinegar and lemon are acid and create a very bad habitat for bacteria.
Salt absorbs the humidity and keep your feet dry after bathing.
And the oil gives a nice perfume apart from killing fungus.

How:

Wash your feet with soap and water, specially between your toes and under the nails.

Mix all the items in a feet bath, and do it once a day or when necessary.
Keep your feet in the bath for 15 minutes.

After the bath, dry your feet very well.

To avoid it from smelling bad again, clean your shoes regularly with alcohol, let it catch sunlight after use, and before putting your shoes on add a bit of baby powder in your shoes.

This is not a cure, so if symptoms continue look for a dermatologist.

Have you ever had issues with athlete's foot?
Leave me a comment letting me know.

2 comments:

  1. I haven't encountered this myself, but know of others who have so I will pass on this home remedy! I love home remedies, I always like to try natural ways of treating something before moving onto anything else! Paige xo

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  2. Nice tip. I find Canesten works well for Athletes foot (hubby had it but it's never come back since using canesten!) xx

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