Fungus on the feet, between the toes, and on the toenails is no fun to deal with, plus it makes your feet smell bad! Usually the first response is to take some cheap over-the-counter treatment, but these are full of chemicals and often ineffective. Fortunately, this homemade antifungal powder can work as a treatment for stinky feetathlete’s foot and toenail fungus.
Also, if you often get cold feet or your feet feel uncomfortable from moisture when you go hiking or doing anything outdoors, this antifungal powder may be the solution.
How to make antifungal powder for stinky feet
Making this antifungal powder only takes a few minutes. Follow the steps to do it right at home.
First, let’s gather the ingredients for a small batch that will give you multiple applications. If you like it, just double the recipe next time.
You will need to:
- 1½ tablespoons bentonite clay
- ½ teaspoon of cayenne powder
- 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil
- 2 drops of clove essential oil
- 2 drops of frankincense essential oil
- A glass bottle if possible
Instructions to cure stinky feet with antifungal powder
In a small bowl, let’s combine bentonite clay and cayenne powder. You may be wondering what bentonite clay is and why we use it in this recipe. Clay is excellent at absorbing toxins and microorganisms in and on the body. In this case, if your feet have been exposed to some type of bad bacteria, the clay helps remove those toxins.
Cayenne powder is beneficial due to its warming properties that provide the sensation of warmth. It is important to note that cayenne pepper is a very hot vegetable pepper, and cayenne powder is made from dried and ground cayenne peppers. You want cayenne powder for this recipe because it’s a bit milder than cayenne pepper; however, it is useful for an active component called capsaicin that helps eliminate and prevent fungus.
Now it’s time to add the essential oils. Once all the oils have been added, mix well. To understand a bit about oils, cinnamon oil is known to help with infections, in particular, yeast infections candidiasis, which is known as one of the main causes of toenail fungus.
Clove oil is included for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to help kill mold and fungus. Frankincense oil adds to the healing benefits by providing antiseptic properties. And all of this will keep your feet smelling fresh.
Now that you’ve mixed the ingredients, let’s apply it. First, place it in your container. Always use glass when possible to avoid chemical leaching or a BPA-free powder bottle. You can also use a glass jar and a clean makeup brush or spoon.
You can simply sprinkle the powder on your feet. (Remember to wash your hands well before touching your eyes, especially since there’s cayenne in the mix.)
Another great way to apply it is by placing it on the toe of your sock and then putting the socks on your feet. That should help get between your toes. Apply twice a day for one to two weeks. You can even sleep with it on, but be sure to wear socks to prevent it from staining your sheets. And always keep in mind that if you experience further irritation, discontinue use immediately.
Everything is ready to have feet free of bacteria and with a fresh smell.