3 Amazing Ways to Cure Sweaty Feet

by Jason on May 4, 2009

cure sweaty feet

Ready to cure your nasty foot sweating problem? Looking for a way to stop the wetness and odor quickly AND conveniently? Easy enough! Just follow my 3 simple sweaty feet cures below and you’ll be well on your way.

I know what you’re going through…and it stinks! Yeah, pun intended – sorry :)

The good news is, you’re not alone. Having sweaty feet is a pretty common complaint among most people. I certainly dealt with it on a daily basis. If you’re anything like I was, it can be such a nerve racking experience having to take your shoes off in front of someone else. You pray they don’t stink or worse off, the person will see the sweat stains soaking through your socks – yikes!

This is getting a little personal here but before I give you these three amazing treatments, I have to let you know one of my most embarrassing sweaty foot stories. I was in college and went on a date with this girl. Anyway, things were going pretty great and after dinner, we went back to her apartment to cuddle up a bit. When I got through the door she said the place was just cleaned and asked me to take my shoes off. Already, I was getting a little nervous.

I remember she had this dark tile kitchen floor and as I walked across it, I left damp foggy foot tracks. She looked put off by the sight of my sweat tracks immediately.

Things got a little awkward after that and I never heard from her again. Now, I don’t know if things didn’t work out because of my sweaty feet, but I’m sure it didn’t add to my allure at the time.
So look, whatever reason YOU have to stop your foot sweating, it really couldn’t be any easier once you know the simple home remedies that get results super FAST. I’m talking, within hours.
Let’s get started with the first treatment.

Vinegar Foot Baths – Mix together 1/2 cup vinegar and a quart of very warm water in a basin. Soak your feet for 25 minutes. Then, dry your feet well – make sure you don’t forget the spaces in between your toes. Don’t rinse your feet. Let the vinegar really saturate your pores.

Not only does the vinegar act as an astringent, It exfoliates a thin top layer of your foot skin. You’ll experience dryness for hours after this soak. Plus, the acid in the vinegar neutralizes odor causing bacteria deep in your feet. Some people like using apple cider vinegar for this treatment. However, for foot sweating, I prefer white vinegar. It’s stronger and works faster.
As a side benefit, vinegar also inhibits fungal growth so you’ll protect your toenails from fungus and clear up common problems like athletes foot.

Salt Water Soak – Simple? Yes. Effective? Ohhh Yes. Don’t underestimate the power of a salt water soak on your feet. The salt will dry them right up and if you use Epsom salts, you’ll have soft dry skin as well. Exfoliating with a loofah before soaking your feet in salt water makes results faster AND longer lasting. You also want to make sure you use warm water to open up your skin’s pores and allow maximum exposure to the salt.

Be careful if you have any open cuts or sores on your feet. This will burn if you have any open abrasions.

Sage Tea – I saved the best for last. Sage tea contains super high levels of Tannic Acid which is a natural astringent. Add 4 or 5 bags of sage tea into a large basin of hot water and let it steep until the tea is fully dissolved. Then soak your feet for 25 minutes.

The tea will work its way into your foot pores and go to work, drying them up and neutralizing odor causing bacteria. Sage tea is VERY powerful as a long-term foot odor cure. Try this tonight and fall in love with the results.

Just a heads up – after you take your feet out of the basin, they’ll be a little tanned from the tea. Don’t freak out, the tanned color washes right off with a little soap and water. Actually this is used to both treat sweating hands and feet. It works for both pretty well.

Now if you DO have severe sweaty palms, that’s another story. The treatment that cured my own hand sweating was this specific regimen…

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Jenny December 27, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I live in Australia and can’t seem to find sage tea anywhere! Is there an alternative tea I can use? Could I even use sage leaves? I’m desperate to try out the sage tea method, but it’s really hard to find!

avatar mark February 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm


Any tea bags will work, all tea’s contain Tannic Acid, Sage tea just has a higher concentration.

avatar Yangfa March 2, 2010 at 7:33 am

Thanks guys… I will try all the remedies…

avatar Annie March 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

How frequent should we soak our feet?

avatar stacywilkey May 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm

OK – I tried the tea for 2 weeks – but it didn;t seem to do anything for me. Perhaps my problmes is more severe. I found a company while surfing the web called Klima Deodorant that specializes in sweaty feet, hands and armpits. I bought their Klima Surefoot Spray for sweaty feet. It works so well, that I thought I should share it with my fellow sufferers!

This product keeps my feet dry and my shoes (and feet) smelling great. I recommend it to all my friends.

avatar Dani June 8, 2010 at 9:36 am

Tea does not work… Ive tried many times in the last 5 years. Salt water, real salt water off your local beach works great, pull out your floaties and float the day away in the sun with your feet in the water.

avatar Kate March 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I am allergic to sage, as many people are. Can a different kind of tea be used?

avatar Jason March 31, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Yes. Any kind of tea that contains Tannin. You may want to try black tea to start.

avatar Foot odor April 10, 2011 at 9:55 am

I’ve tried Vinegar Foot Baths as my neighbor stated it helped a bit.

avatar Maryme February 17, 2012 at 9:36 am

I do not wish to spend my time with such procedures… tea does not work anyway… I recommend everybody the use of special insoles… in this case… cedarsoles – insoles made from antifungal cedarwood… the cedar wood is one of the best natural remedies for getting rid of sweaty, smelly feet! Better try something like this!

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