Last updated on May 30th, 2017 at 11:02 am
This simple homemade foot powder is an easy hack to get rid of smelly feet odor and stinky shoes. Made with essential oils, this all natural foot powder comes with free printable labels for gift giving.
This homemade foot powder recipe is an all natural way to get rid of stinky feet!
There is nothing worse than stinky feet, and unfortunately my poor sweet daughter has the stinkiest feet ever! I’m so excited to share my latest miracle Homemade Foot Powder. This simple to make foot powder recipe helps to reduce sweatiness, fight odor, and leaves feet smelling fresh all day!
A few weeks ago, my daughter took her shoes off and I thought something died. No joke! I immediately threw her shoes into the washing machine, then got out my essential oils kit and began mixing up a foot powder.
I was determined to help her! I feel bad that she inherited stinky feet from my Dad and me. LOL!
After a few days of using the homemade foot powder on her, I took the test and smelled her feet after school (when they are always the stinkiest!) It was a MIRACLE! No smell. I couldn’t believe it! The whole house cheered with joy. ha! Hence the name “Miracle Foot Powder”. ha!
This only happens when she wears tennis shoes. I have washed her feet like crazy, used various sprays and have never had this good of results. So far, it’s been over a week and her feet and shoes are stink free! Now I’m sprinkling this powder in all of our shoes. Love it!
I designed a cute free printable label for our jar of foot powder and now I want to make some for all of my friends!
How to make Homemade Foot Powder
To come up with a homemade foot powder, I did some research about which essential oils are best for feet. Tea tree oil (also known as Melaleuca alternifolia) is not only known for cleansing and getting rid of bacteria, but also for relieving athlete’s foot. So I knew I would put this oil into my concoction.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center eucalyptus contains substances that kill bacteria. It also may kill some viruses and fungi. Plus, I love the clean smell of Eucalyptus. It reminds me of going to a fancy spa!
To tone down the strong smell of the first two oils and provide a calm relaxing scent for a kid, I added Lavender Oil. Overall, the powder smells great and makes your feet feel tingly clean!
What you’ll need:
- 3 tablespoons Corn Starch
- 3 tablespoons Baking Soda
- 15 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil – I use these high grade oils
- 15 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (add more if you like!)
- Small Mason Jar
- Free Printable Foot Powder Labels (Great for gifts!)
Mix all ingredients together in a glass jar. The amount of essential oil is a personal preference. Add less if you think it’s too strong.
I rubbed this powder on my daughter’s feet before bed and then sprinkled in her shoes in the morning before school for 3 days in a row. Now I’m sprinkling it in her shoes every other day.
This should always be kept away from pets as it’s not for digestion. Ask your doctor before using on any children under the age of 2, as it might irritate their skin. If you have sensitive skin, test on your skin before fully applying.
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