Pamper Your Peds: Sweet Feet

Walk confidently with these herbal foot care recipes.

| June/July 2004

Makes 80 ounces — enough for 1 footbath
After a day spent in garden boots or shoes, your feet may not smell as great as the herbs and flowers in your garden. To sweeten your feet or cure a foot odor problem, try a foot soak in natural tea. Soaking your feet in black tea will help reduce foot odor because tea is naturally astringent. It can help reduce the amount of perspiration your feet produce.

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 2 quarts of cool water
  1. Make a very strong tea by steeping the two tea bags in the boiling water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Fill a large bowl or plastic pan with cool water and stir in the tea solution. Soak your feet for 20 minutes.
  3. Repeat this treatment every day for about a week. You should notice a decrease in foot odor.

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty from the Garden (Henry Holt, 1999).

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