Do you suffer from foot odor?
How severe is it?
Maybe it’s just me…no, it’s not that bad…clear a room horrible?
Bromhidrosis — the fancy term for malodorous feet — has its roots in a combination of bacteria, fungus, and/or sweat.
Environments such as:
- moist and warm feet
- synthetic socks
- dead skin
…provide the perfect breeding grounds for the culprits of foot odor to take hold and multiply.
However, if you have foot odor, your worries are over!
I want to share with you several home remedies — and a recipe for an Herbal Foot Deodorant Spray — that can help rid your feet of stink…forever!
Home Remedies for Foot Odor
-Wash your feet at least twice daily. And for best results, use this Pumice Stone Soap to remove dead skin. Note: Here’s the recipe for my Pumice Stone Soap if you’d like to make your own.
-Wear shoes and socks made from natural materials — not synthetics — they just breathe better.
-Wear sandals or go barefoot whenever possible.
-Never wear the same socks two days in a row. And wash them as soon as possible after wearing. Note: Add a few drops of tea tree oil to the wash. I get my tea tree oil here.
-Wash your gym shoes, hiking boots, and/or sneakers if possible…allowing them to air-dry outdoors in the sun if possible.
-Take steps to reduce your stress and anxiety levels. Stress and anxiety can lead to an over-production of the body’s sweat glands. More moisture = More odor-causing agents = More stink. Note: Click this link to learn more about Adaptogenic Herbs for all-natural stress relief.
DIY Herbal Foot Deodorant Spray
- 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) organic witch hazel extract
- 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) organic hydrosol (flower water) blend — peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and/or rosemary
- 1 tsp organic menthol crystals
- 1 tablespoon organic thyme extract, optional
- 20 drops essential oils of ravensara aromatica
- Measure one (1) cup of organic witch hazel extract and to it add organic menthol crystals.
- Stir briskly until crystals have dissolved.
- Add to mixture your choice of hydrosols (flower water). Money Saving Tip: Instead of using hydrosols you may substitute a strong herbal tea infusion using water and peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and/or thyme leaves.
- Pour into a mister bottle or spray bottle of some sort.
- Add organic thyme extract and essential oils of ravensara aromatica. Note: I purchase Ravensara here.
- Label bottle with name, contents, and date created. Note: Deodorant spray will keep on the counter for 2-3 years.
Shake well before use. Spray to the feet at least 2 times daily, rub it in. Spray it into your shoes, as needed. Additionally, this is a great deodorant spray to use before and after a workout! Can be applied to most yoga mats as well. Note: Since I mentioned it…check out Bean Products — they have AWESOME Earth Friendly products for yoga and meditation. All Made in USA!
-Stinky feet are often a result of a fungal infection (a.k.a. Athlete’s Foot). Treat Athlete’s Foot with these all-natural recipes and tips:
- Natural Home Remedies for Athlete’s Foot and Candida
- How to Treat Foot Fungus (a.k.a. Athlete’s Foot) Naturally
- Herbal Tinctures and Extracts to Heal Fungus & Candida
Where Can I Get This Stuff?
–Mountain Rose Herbs…they have everything you’ll need for this remedy! It’s your one-stop-shop!
–Starwest Botanicals also has a beautiful selection of Bulk Herbs and Natural Products for Healthy, Natural Living!
–The Bulk Herb Store carries many of these ingredients if you’d like to price check.
Fresh Feet Herbal Deodorant Spray for Feet and Shoes
is available for purchase
in my Etsy Shop.
See the listing by clicking this link.
Jill at Calledtobeamom.com says
This is great. I love the use of tea tree oil. Thanks for posting!
I have stinky feet and tendency to get large cracks on my heels and big toe. Any creams or salve recipes to help with this?
Adrian Windsor says
Cracks on the heels of your feet may be indicative of impaired liver function. You may want to get this checked out by a professional.
Thanks for posting this Andrea, will definitely give it a shot! I just bought some Lavilin foot cream on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lavilin-MB005-Foot-Deodorant-Cream/dp/B0001T1LLM
The packaging looks outdated but I heard it’s a great product. Will let you know once I’ve had some time to experiment with it!