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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water

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author image Rose Welton
Rose Welton is a journalism major and a freelance writer. Her education is focused on nutrition and early childhood studies, making her an expert when it comes to writing about health and children's growth and development. She has written numerous articles and blog posts on various topics for online publications and has also worked on an Internet news team.
How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Vinegar is not only used for cooking, but is used for cleaning and deodorizing the home. Its acidic properties also make it an ingredient that can help with foot problems, such as hard and dry feet, warts and toenail fungus. If you are treating athlete’s foot -- a fungal infection that can cause scaling and itchy skin -- a vinegar soak is a convenient alternative to special foot baths or treatments.

Toenail Fungus

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Pour 1 cup of white distilled vinegar into a plastic basin.

Step 2

How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Add 2 cups of water to the basin. If this is not enough to fill the basin, add more vinegar and water. Keep the ratio at 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water.

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Soak your feet in the vinegar and water mixture for 15 minutes each day. This helps to relieve toenail fungus.

Hard, Dry Feet

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Pour 1 cup of white distilled vinegar into a plastic basin.

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Add 2 gallons of warm water to the basin.

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Soak your feet in the mixture for 45 minutes. Soaking your feet helps to loosen dead, hard skin on the surface of your feet.

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Rub your feet with a pumice stone or exfoliating brush. Use the pumice stone or brush to remove dead skin and soften the feet.

Warts

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Pour 1 cup of white distilled vinegar into a plastic basin.

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Add enough warm water to the basin so that you can immerse the area of your foot that has the wart.

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Immerse your foot and soak for 20 minutes.

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Continue to soak your foot in the vinegar and water solution until your wart disappears.

Athlete's Foot

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How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Pour 5 cups of apple cider vinegar into a plastic basin.

Step 2

How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Add 5 cups of water to the basin. If this is not enough to fill the basin, add more vinegar and water, keeping the ratio at 1:1.

Step 3

How to Soak Feet in Vinegar & Water
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Soak your feet in the mixture for 10 minutes a day. Continue for up to 10 days or until the symptoms disappear, whichever comes first.

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