Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is truly liquid gold! It has so many amazing health benefits, both topically and internally. One of my favorite ways to use ACV is as a foot soak. It’s powerful natural compounds have the ability to moisturize dry, cracked skin, kill fungus and eliminate food odor.
Heal dry, cracked heels: ACV can help penetrate the skin and add back in moisture. After soaking, be sure to use a pumice stone to remove excess dead skin and make your feet shiny and new!
Eliminate foot odor: ACV helps to balance PH levels by killing off bacteria and eliminating odor naturally. Soaking regularly can help to reduce the odor causing bacteria present on your feet.
Kill fungus: The two most common types of foot fungus include athlete’s foot and toenail fungus. ACV can help to manage both types of fungus if you catch it in the early stages. It is harder to treat naturally with ACV if you have an advanced condition. Athlete’s foot is characterized by dry, red, itchy and peeling skin in the toe area. Soaking with ACV can help to kill the fungus and restore skin. Toenail fungus is characterized by thickening, yellow, distorted nails that may have an unpleasant odor. The natural anti-fungal properties of ACV can help to eliminate toenail fungus with regular soaking.
Making Your ACV Foot Bath:
- Fill a basin about 2/3 full of filtered warm water
- Add unfiltered ACV (with the mother) in the ratio of 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar (EX: 4 Cups water, 2 Cups ACV)
- Completely submerge your feet in the solution and soak for 15-30 minutes
- Do this daily for about 3 weeks
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