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Can Ginger Pulp Beat Smelly Feet?

By Kumutha

Doused in your expensive perfume, you walk into the room, brimming with confidence. You take a seat, stretch your legs out and invariantly the person sitting around you edges away, making sniffing sounds!

Is your new perfume too strong, or are your stinky feet burning their nostrils? May be it is time to take that dreaded sniff and find out. And if your feet indeed stinks, we suggest you stock up on ginger to treat the problem of smelly feet!

Before exploring the herbal foot mask using ginger, let's explore the reasons behind smelly feet. Main culprit here is tight boots, which means no ventilation and that can only mean stinky feet!

Other than that, poor personal hygiene, hormonal imbalance, excessive stress and hyperhidrosis, etc., can all lead to stinky feet!

About 1 out of 5 people reportedly is said to be suffering from foot odour and ginger is fast becoming a go-to ingredient, and here is why.

Ginger is packed with antibacterial and antifungal properties that kill the infection-causing bacteria, which in turn neutralises the bad smell.

Furthermore, ginger promotes the production of dermicidin, a protein that controls sweat and prevents the growth of fungi on skin.

To top it all off, ginger soaks the sweat right off, keeping your feet dry! So, without further ado, here is how to treat smelly feet naturally with the use of ginger!

Step 1:

Peel, dice and grate 1 big piece of ginger. Using a teaspoon of water, grind the ginger into a thick puree.

Step 2:

Take a cup of water in a pan and heat it. When the water comes to a boiling point, add the puree into the water and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 3:

Turn off the heat. Strain the solution and let it cool down completely in room temperature. Transfer the solution into an air-tight bottle and store it in a dry place.

Step 4:

Massage the ginger pulp to treat smelly feet. Keep massaging until you feel your skin become slightly warm.

Step 5:

Put on a thin pair of socks, and let the ginger mask for smelly feet sit overnight. The solution easily soaks into the skin, without leaving any stain.

Step 6:

In the morning, wash your feet with lukewarm water, following it up by massaging with some coconut oil to keep your feet supple and smooth!

Do give this ginger mask for foot odour a try, and let us know your inputs in the comment section below!

Read more about: ginger odour water home remedies
Story first published: Friday, November 11, 2016, 15:00 [IST]
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