Smelly feet are just an unpleasant side effect to our bipedal existence (and shoes don’t help). It’s completely natural, and there are plenty of equally natural remedies that can take the edge off. Take a look at our best essential oil cures for foot odor, straight from Reader’s Digest’s Kitchen Cures: Homemade Remedies for Your Health. Before you get started, make sure you know the essentials about essential oils.
Fragrant foot rub
Lavender essential oil can help ease everything from stress to allergies to insomnia, and foot odor is no match for it either. Aside from its lovely smell, this oil also helps kill odorous bacteria. Rub a couple drops on your feet right before you go to bed, and sleep in socks. (You should probably be wearing socks to bed anyway; here’s why.) You might not want to use lavender essential oil, though, if you have low blood pressure.