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Maybe TMI, but I hope it helps!
This summer, my job running around an un-airconditioned flower distributing facility has caused a problem with something I've never suffered from before: foot odor. Even though I shower daily (who'd stand in 100-degree heat all day and not want to shower when they get home?), wear clean socks (duh) and machine-wash my shoes regularly, I was still having a problem with odor. So I decided to make an herbal soak to help me with my embarrassing problem. I hope it helps you too! :)

Posted by Abby W. from St Louis, Missouri, United States • Published See Abby W.'s 16 projects »
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  • How to make a foot bath. Herbal Foot Soak For...Foot Odor.  Yeah I Said It. - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather supplies. You need aromatic herbs, a teapot, tea strainer or french press, hot water kettle and a container to pour your foot bath into.

  • How to make a foot bath. Herbal Foot Soak For...Foot Odor.  Yeah I Said It. - Step 2
    Step 2

    For your herbs, choose the best and strongest-smelling you have. I chose bay leaf, mint, rosemary, and fennel.

  • How to make a foot bath. Herbal Foot Soak For...Foot Odor.  Yeah I Said It. - Step 3
    Step 3

    Bring your water to the boil.

  • How to make a foot bath. Herbal Foot Soak For...Foot Odor.  Yeah I Said It. - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, while the water is boiling, we'll proceed as if we are making a loose-leaf tea. Add 1/4 teaspoon of each herb into your french press, or teapot or ball if that's what you're using. I used 1/2 teaspoon of the mint for extra freshness.

  • How to make a foot bath. Herbal Foot Soak For...Foot Odor.  Yeah I Said It. - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pour hot water into the vessel. If using a French press like me, stir the contents once the vessel is full, then put on the lid.

  • How to make a foot bath. Herbal Foot Soak For...Foot Odor.  Yeah I Said It. - Step 6
    Step 6

    Allow to steep for 5 minutes.

  • How to make a foot bath. Herbal Foot Soak For...Foot Odor.  Yeah I Said It. - Step 7
    Step 7

    Run a few inches of very warm (but not hot) water into your foot bath. Add the herbal infusion once steeped. Soak your feet for ten minutes--I also brought out my pumice stone, foot lotion, and fluffy socks to make this more of a "spa" and less of an "embarrassment" situation.

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