Having sweaty feet is not only an annoyance, but it can be quite embarrassing. It can make your feet stay cold and have your loved ones begging you to keep your shoes on.
If you find that your feet sweat more than normal, you just may have hyperhidrosis. (Having hyperhidrosis just means that your body produces more sweat than most. It affects roughly 3% of the population.)
Fortunately, there are some proven home remedies for sweaty feet you can follow to help reduce feet sweating for good.
Home Remedies for Sweaty Feet
#1: Baking Soda
Baking soda is one of the best home remedies for sweaty feet you can use.
What You’ll Need: Baking soda, Warm water, Tub for your feet
Method: Baking soda’s alkaline nature makes it a great remedy for treating sweaty feet. Mix baking soda with warm water, and soak your feet in the solution for approximately 30 minutes. Keep rubbing them while in the soda powder, and then pat them dry once you’re done.
What You’ll Need: Lemons, Oranges, Food processor
Method 1: Dry a lemon peel along with an orange peel and grind them into a powder after they turn hard and brittle (with the food processor). Take the powder and dust them onto your feet. (Your powder is best kept inside an airtight container.)
Method 2: Mix lemon juice with some vodka and rub it on your feet. Leave it on your feet for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
Method 3: Rub lemon juice mixed with salt on your feet. Wait until it dries, then wash it off.
#3: Black Tea
Black tea is known for its homeopathic antiperspirant properties. The tannic acid in black tea helps regulate the pH level of your skin to help reduce dampness and bacteria.
What You’ll Need: 30 grams (approximately 3 tablespoons) of black tea, 2 cups of water, Foot tub
Method 1: Boil water in a pot and then add the tea. Let stand for 15 minutes. Pour the tea into a foot tub. (Strain the tea if you used loose leaf.) Soak your feet in the black tea for 20 minutes, 2 or 3 times per week.
Method 2: You could optionally put the tea in a spray bottle and spray it onto your feet, but soaking them will be more effective.
#4: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries to treat all kinds of ailments, from the common cold to stomach aches, and beyond. It also doesn’t disappoint when it comes to minimizing sweat by helping to balance the skin’s pH levels and tightening the pores. This is also one of my favorite home remedies for sweaty feet.
What You’ll Need: Apple Cider Vinegar, Cotton ball or cloth applicator
Method: Add the Apple Cider Vinegar to the cotton balls or cloth applicator and dab it on your feet generously.
#5: Coconut Oil
Coconut oil makes for a good antiperspirant as the lauric acid that is contained in the oil kills the bacteria responsible for overly sweating and odor in the feet.
What You’ll Need: Coconut Oil, Water, Foot tub
Method 1: Thoroughly massage some coconut oil with your fingers into the skin on your feet.
Method 2: Mix one teaspoon into one gallon of lukewarm water and soak your feet for roughly 20 minutes or so. Dab them dry but don’t rub off the oil.
What you’ll Need: Rosewater, foot tub or cotton balls
You can buy rosewater, or you can make your own by boiling some fresh rose petals in water for about 15 minutes. Pour your freshly brewed rosewater into another pot or container while straining the rose petals.
Method 1: Once you have your rose water, pour it into your foot tub and soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes.
Method 2: If you’re in a hurry, you can use cotton balls to dab the rosewater onto your feet.
Tip: Store the rosewater in an airtight container
#7: Corn Starch
It works as a natural antiperspirant by absorbing moisture and helping to neutralize odors
What You’ll Need: Corn starch, Baking soda
Method 1: Mix cornstarch and baking soda evenly (50/50 ratio) and store it in an airtight container. When needed, wipe the sweat from your feet and dust it all over the vulnerable areas of your feet.
Food & Nutrient Home Remedies for Sweaty Feet
Keeping your body hydrated actually helps reduce sweating since it keeps your body cooler. When your body isn’t trying to lower its temperature, you’ll sweat less.
2. Calcium-Rich Foods
Like water, calcium is needed for regulating the body’s temperature. Dairy products such as milk contain fair amounts of calcium. Or if you prefer to go with non-dairy, you can eat alternative foods rich in calcium such as sunflower seeds, green beans, baby carrots, oranges, or sweet potatoes. Calcium supplements can also help.
Almonds are rich in magnesium, help with digestion, and boost your immune system which are all benefits that correlate with less sweating.
4. Green Tea
This really helps keep your nervous system healthy, which in turn reduces the amount you sweat. When your nerves are high, so is your sweat production.
5. Olive Oil
Olive oil assist your digestive system in processing foods much easier, and takes a strain off of your body, resulting in less sweat.
6. Vitamin B
B vitamins are critical for your metabolic system and nerve communications that keep your body running smoothly. When your body doesn’t have to work as hard, your sweat production goes down.
Following these home remedies for sweaty feet can help reduce the amount your feet sweat on a daily basis. These remedies can also be applied to your hands, armpits, and other areas of your body that are prone to excessive sweating.
If you found this article helpful, be sure to also check out our article on Foods That Make You Sweat Excessively
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