We’ve all been there… you go to a friend’s house, take your shoes off, and realize that you’ve got stinky feet. Agh! That’s why we’ve created a simple solution using the power of essential oils.
This Stinky Foot Spray Recipe not only helps to deodorize your feet but also provides a soothing sensation that will leave you feeling refreshed. No more worrying about removing your shoes at someone’s home or trying to cover them up with socks. With this all-natural foot spray, you can confidently kick off your shoes and enjoy fresh-smelling feet all day long.
What Causes Foot Odor?
What causes us to have such stinky feet? The answer lies in a combination of factors. Trapped sweat is a major culprit, especially when we wear shoes without proper ventilation. Poor hygiene can also contribute, as the bacteria that cause odor thrive in warm, moist environments. Certain diseases, such as hormonal changes or hyperhidrosis, can also play a role. It’s important to take care of our feet and make sure we wear breathable shoes.
Check out this blog for some Effective Tips On How To Get Rid of Foot Odor.
What’s in This Natural Foot Spray Recipe?
Menthol Crystals possess a cooling and refreshing sensation that can help soothe and rejuvenate your tired feet. Adding a few menthol crystals to your foot spray will help revitalize your feet and keep them healthy and happy.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
This DIY foot spray recipe wouldn’t be complete without the addition of Fractionated Coconut Oil. This ingredient dilutes the essential oils, making it safe for direct use on the skin. It also has moisturizing properties which means that your feet will be nourished and hydrated while also receiving the benefits of the essential oils infused into the spray.
Ravensara Essential Oil
Ravensara Essential Oil provides a refreshing scent and is great for cleansing and purifying the skin. In fact, this oil was even found to be effective in treating certain types of fungal infections, as per this study1.
Cypress Essential Oil
This powerful ingredient works to cleanse the skin. Research2 shows that Cypress Essential Oil contains some seriously impressive antiviral properties. Say goodbye to funky foot smells and hello to all-natural freshness.
Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend
While Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend is primarily known for its congestion-fighting properties, its fresh aroma is definitely a welcome addition to this foot spray. So, whether you’re dealing with sweaty feet or just want to give your toes a little extra love, this recipe is sure to do the trick!
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil has a spicy and woody aroma that will invigorate your senses. With Frankincense Oil in the mix, your feet will thank you for this luxurious treatment that is both gentle and effective.
As the base of the recipe, Distilled Water holds all the other ingredients together, ensuring that each spray delivers the perfect blend of rejuvenating goodness. What’s more, distilled water is entirely free of impurities, so you can be confident that every mist is as pure and refreshing as can be.
Geogard ECT Preservative (Optional)
Geogard ECT Preservative is an optional (yet very recommended) ingredient that will extend the shelf-life of your foot spray. By incorporating this natural preservative into your recipe, you can be sure that your all-natural foot spray will last longer without the need for harsh chemicals.
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Things to Remember When Using This Recipe
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
Some essential oil recipes are not generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.
For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Stinky Foot Spray Recipe
Stinky Foot Spray Recipe With Essential Oils
Time: 5 minutes
Dilution Rate: 3%
Estimated Shelf Life: 1 year
Yield: 4fl oz
- FROM YOUR BOX
1 tsp menthol crystals
2 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil
3 drops Ravensara Essential Oil
5 drops Cypress Essential Oil
5 drops Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend
2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
4oz spray bottle
- FROM YOUR HOME
~⅓ cup distilled water
*Geogard ECT Preservative (optional)
- In a double boiler (or microwave using short intervals), heat the menthol crystals and fractionated coconut oil together until the menthol crystals melt. Remove from heat.
- Add essential oils to the oil mixture and stir to mix.
- Once the oil mixture has cooled, pour it into the spray bottle.
- Fill the spray bottle the rest of the way with distilled water.
- Add Geogard ECT Preservative according to the instructions on the label (optional).
- To use, shake, and spray into shoes and onto feet for refreshing odor relief.
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- Jean Pierre Willem. Compositions containing Ravensara aromatica essential oil and one or more other essential oils for treatment of viral, fungal, and parasitic infections, cystic fibrosis, AIDS, and certain tumors. 2001 Sep
- Orchard A, van Vuuren S. Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases. 2017 May 4