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How to Make a Garlic Foot Bath

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Make a Garlic Foot Bath

A foot bath, besides being a relaxing treat, helps reduce foot pains and it improves circulation. Taking foot baths often has many health benefits and all you need is a large water basin. However, this time we propose a little twist to the usual foot baths. In this magical article on oneHOWTO we explain how to make a garlic foot bath. Thanks to its wonderful health benefits, you get disinfect your feet and prevent the emergence of foot fungus. Go on, give it a go! Remember that caring for your feet is just as important as caring for other parts of your body.

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Steps to follow:


To make a foot bath with some garlic, you must combine about 10 cloves of garlic with a beautiful bowl of hot water. With this mix, you get a good anti-fungal treatment for killing and preventing nasty fungus growth. Though not an aggressive treatment, it is very powerful and potent, so we recommend that you think carefully before proceeding with the foot bath. The best time for the disinfection of your fungal feet is during Summer. That's when you're more likely to catch fungi in swimming pools or gyms. Get those funky feet back in order!


The first step to make a garlic foot bath is to peel about ten cloves of garlic. Then cut them up finely, to enhance the effect of the garlic's properties. Place the chopped garlic in a glass jar.

How to Make a Garlic Foot Bath - Step 2

Once in the jar, add to about 100 grams (3.5 oz) of fresh sage and a splash of vinegar too. This mixture should be left to stand at least for a month. Try not to leave the jar in a humid area. Make sure the jar is completely airtight. Let it sit at room temperature and shake the mixture from time to time, to avoid it setting.


Get ready for the foot bath. When you have everything ready, dip your feet and let them sit in the tub for a quarter of an hour. Try to relax, read a magazine, watch TV or listen to music while you bathe your feet so the time goes by much faster.

How to Make a Garlic Foot Bath - Step 4

And there you have it! For the foot bath with garlic to be most effective, we recommend carrying it out two to three times a week. Thanks to its disinfecting power, this bath will kill the fungus on your feet as well as nasty cases of athlete's foot or other infections.

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  • If you have broken or cracked skin, it is not convenient to do this type of foot baths. Remember that this bath has a high disinfecting power and it could aggravate your skin.
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