Published on March 5th, 2014 | by Andrea Bertoli1
Got Stinky Feet? The Solution is this Homemade Foot Spray Recipe
We’re celebrating Spring Cleaning Week with our friends at Crafting a Green World, and I’d like to share one of my favorite recipes for a clean, healthy product: homemade foot spray.
Do you (and your loved ones) suffer from stinky feet? No worries, it happens to us all, but here is an easy, green solution to this particularly vexing problem. This simple homemade foot spray is gentle yet healing, and uses all natural ingredients to truly heal your feet and help them smell lovely.
Of course general cleanliness of your stinky feet and your footwear is important, but if you need something more, this homemade foot spray can help. I made this years ago for a friend that suffered with athlete’s foot, and this helped heal his itchy feet. The natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial ingredients help ward off the icky stuff, but the oils also work to truly heal your skin, unlike like regular foot sprays in the cans.
Some notes about the ingredients: Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is an incredibly powerful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic extract with a myriad of household uses. Tea tree is also anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral; in combination with the other skin-healthy and healing oils like lavender and geranium, this makes a powerful yet gentle spray.
This is great replacement for the Dr. Scholls aerosol foot spray, which is non-recyclable and made from who-knows-what toxic ingredients. More importantly, it actually heals your feet, instead of just kept the fungus at bay. This recipe mostly fills a 2-ounce spray bottle, which I purchased from a health food store.
Homemade Anti-Fungal Foot Spray
1 oz witch hazel
1/2 oz rubbing alcohol
35 drops grapefruit seed extract
10 drops peppermint essential oil
20 drops tea tree essential oil
15 drops geranium essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
- Add all ingredients into a small bottle, and shake well to disperse. It should evaporate quickly from the skin, and leave a lovely herbal scent. Do test on a small area first to make sure it feels good on your skin.
- Shake before each use, and use as many times as needed daily on your toes to keep the fungus away, especially after the shower and before putting on your shoes.