Best Home Remedies For Sweaty Feet

Sweaty feet(hyperhidrosis) is a common condition that causes excessive sweating on the soles of the feet. Excessive sweating becomes very annoying when it starts causing foul foot smell. Sweat itself is odorless but the bacteria that grow in such moist conditions cause foul smell. If washing your feet regularly is not helping to cure this problem, you can follow some natural remedies to stop excessive feet sweating.

Natural Home Remedies to cure Feet Sweating
1. Epsom Salt

Mix two tablespoons of Epsom salts in one quart of water and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. Then completely dry your feet with cotton cloth or soft towel. Soaking feet in salt water helps a lot to cure the problem of excessive sweating.

2. White Vinegar

Mix together 1/2 cup white Vinegar and a quart of  warm water in a basin. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. Then dry your feet well and make sure you don't forget the spaces in between your toes. Don't rinse your feet. Let the vinegar really saturate your pores. Vinegar act as an astringent, but also neutralizes odor causing bacteria deep in your feet.

3. Black Tea

Black tea contains tannic acid that prevents the feet from sweating. Boil 1 quart of water and add 4-5 bags of black tea. Boil for 10-15 minutes and set for cooling. Add ice cubes and soak your feet in the solution for 20 minutes. After soaking when you take your feet out of the basin, they'll be a little tanned from the tea. Wash the Tanned colour with a little soap and water.

4. Baking Soda

Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to a quart of  warm water in a basin. Mix the soda until it dissolves completely. Then, soak your feet for 15 - 20 minutes. Finally, dry your feet thoroughly with soft towel. Dry feet completely, making sure to dry the area between the toes. Fungi and bacteria can develop between the toes if the area is not dried completely.

5. Talcum Powder
Dust your feet with baking soda or talcum powder to reduce excessive sweating. You can also sprinkle some baking soda or talcum powder inside your shoes to absorb the moisture.

Some Other Useful Tips


  • (i)Always wear cotton socks and let breathe your skin. Most socks do not allow the feet to breathe and so the foot starts sweating. Wear socks that keep the feet dry and airy. Don't wear the same socks two days in a row without washing.
  • (ii)During summer season when the feet tend to sweat more it is better to wear sandals instead of closed shoes. This allows the air to evaporate the sweat and also eliminate the foul smell causing bacteria.
  • (iii)Once you've worn a particular pair of shoes, give them a day or so out in the sun to dry out.
  • (iv)Daily wash your feet with an antibacterial soap or a solution such as dettol in diluted form. After feet washing completely dry your feet even the area between the toes.
  • (v)If you don't get cured by following above remedies you must consult your problem with a good dermatologist because sometimes excessive sweating can lead to additional problems like foot odor, itchiness, athlete's foot and burning sensations.