To make a simple vinegar foot soak, combine one part vinegar and two parts water, and soak feet in it for a quarter of an hour, two or three times a week. This is a treatment specifically geared to treat athlete's foot, as vinegar contains strong, fungus-killing agents. Make the soaks less frequent or seek a different treatment if the skin on the feet becomes irritated. This simple recipe also works well for cracked heels and smelly feet.Continue Reading
A variation of the recipe includes the addition of Listerine mouthwash to add more antiseptic punch to the foot bath. Make this version with 1 cup of antiseptic Listerine, 1 cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar and 2 to 3 cups of warm water. Along with the conditions above, this version is also very effective for treating calluses on the feet and plantar warts. Use the gold Listerine because the dye in the blue version turns the feet blue.
If there are cuts, healing areas or bruises in your feet, consult your physician before soaking your feet in any of these foot bath mixtures. Those suffering from foot problems because of diabetes should not try these foot baths at all for any conditions, as diabetic foot problems commonly are due to other underlying conditions.Learn more about Hygiene