Home Remedies for Smelly Feet and Shoes + Foot Powder and Foot Spray
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Stinky feet?  Try one of these home remedies for smelly feet and shoes.  Learn how to make a DIY foot and shoe powder recipe and a spray recipe with essential oils to reduce odors.  

We live on a farm.  Therefore, we have 2,761 pairs of shoes for five people.  At least it seems that way.

The kids have good tennis shoes, old tennis shoes, work boots, mucking boots, and summer sandals or flip flops.  We have a lot of shoes.

Do you guys know what happens to shoes when they get wet while taking care of goats or chickens?  Or while working in the pond?

They stink.  Bad.



You don't have to toss those shoes!  Try one of these home remedies for smelly feet and shoes and learn how to make a foot powder and a foot spray with essential oils.

I like both of these recipes, so we use both of them often.  They have slightly different benefits, so the best one for you depends on your needs.

Home Remedies for Smelly Feet and Shoes


Between being on the farm and being at the lake in the summer, we aren't strangers to smelly feet and smelly shoes.  My kids are also in martial arts, which means bare feet on a mat that 100s of other people have walked on barefoot that day at tournaments.

I've done my research for smelly feet, ok?

One cool thing is that what you use for your feet and also be used for your shoes.  I just make one product and use it for both.

I've made both a homemade smelly feet powder recipe and a homemade smelly feet spray.  I like both for different reasons.

I'll include recipes for both the powder and the spray at the bottom of this post, but first lets talk about home remedies for smelly feet and shoes and what natural ingredients help with foot odor.



Baking Soda


Baking soda is great for absorbing odor.  The longer it sits, the better it works.  I added it to the powder to absorb odor from feet and from shoes.

Arrowroot Powder


Some recipes for a homemade foot powder only call for baking soda, but I like to mix it with arrowroot powder.

Arrowroot powder is great for absorbing wetness.  You can use it on your feet or in your shoes to draw out extra moisture.

I use it for my DIY finishing powder recipe because it works so well to absorb sweat and oils in the summer, so it's definitely safe to use on your feet.

Witch Hazel


When you make the smelly foot odor spray, it's important to use witch hazel and not just water.  Water and essential oils won't mix, but the oils will mix with witch hazel.

Witch hazel also helps slow the evaporation rate for essential oils, so they last longer.

Essential Oils


I used the BO Be Gone essential oil blend from Simply Earth.  I use it in my homemade laundry detergent a lot.  It's also good for a natural deodorant spray recipe.



It's a blend of:


  • Patchouli
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Sandalwood
  • Lavender
  • Sweet Orange

I'm not a huge fan of patchouli, but I really like this blend.  The other oils balance the patchouli and make it have a lighter scent.

It's kid safe for kids over 10, so don't use it for laundry or diffuse with younger kids around.

Other good essential oils for foot odor are:




Homemade Smelly Feet Powder


I started with the powder because it's easier to make.  You only need baking soda, arrowroot powder, and essential oils.  I used the BO Be Gone blend from Simply Earth.



You can use this directly on your feet or place in your shoes.  Since it has baking soda, it can absorb moisture.  I use my DIY stinky foot powder when our shoes are wet from being outside.

It does make a bit of a mess in your shoes.  I squirt some in and let it sit at least overnight to work better.  The longer it sits, the better it is at absorbing odors.  Then shake the excess powder into the trash the next day.

You can put this in an 8-ounce mason jar, but I find this very messy.  I really like the plastic powder containers because they are more sturdy.  You can also get cardboard powder containers.

Smelly Feet Powder Ingredients



Tools and Supplies




Directions


Step #1


Combine the baking soda and arrowroot powder in a bowl.  Stir well.

Step #2


Add the essential oils and stir well.  If it clumps, use the back of the spoon to break up the clumps.

Step #3


Carefully spoon into a container.  Sprinkle directly on feet or inside shoes to absorb moisture and odors.

Smelly Feet Spray Recipe


I also make a spray for smelly feet.  This is also easy to make with just witch hazel, distilled water, and essential oils.



Since it doesn't have arrowroot powder, it won't absorb moisture.  It also doesn't have baking soda to absorb odors.

This is great for when you don't want the mess of powder in your shoes and when your shoes or feet are just a little smelly.

You can spray your shoes and let them dry or spray directly on your feet.

Ingredients



Tools and Supplies


Directions


Step #1


Add 1 ounce of dillstilled water and 1 ounce witch hazel to a 2 ounce bottle.  

Step #2


Add BO Be Gone essential oil blend.  Place the cap on it and shake well.

Step #3


Spray inside shoes or directly to feet to reduce odors.  Let your shoes dry completely before wearing.



I hope these home remedies for smelly feet and shoes help you!


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Yield: 1 container
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

Foot Powder & Foot Spray

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 15 Mtotal time: 20 M
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Foot Powder Directions
  1. Combine the baking soda and arrowroot powder in a bowl. Stir well.
  2. Add the essential oils and stir well. If it clumps, use the back of the spoon to break up the clumps.
  3. Carefully spoon into a container. Sprinkle directly on feet or inside shoes to absorb moisture and odors.
Foot Spray Directions
  1. Add 1 ounce of dillstilled water and 1 ounce witch hazel to a 2 ounce bottle.
  2. Add BO Be Gone essential oil blend. Place the cap on it and shake well.
  3. Spray inside shoes or directly to feet to reduce odors. Let your shoes dry completely before wearing.

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.