Unfortunately sometimes you just can't avoid smelly shoes - especially sports shoes or sneakers. This recipe for a deodoriser is (like most of my recipes) simple to make and does the job well.
Deodorising Foot Powder
In a bowl combine:
Stir to combine.
Now add essential oil. You need to add about 100 drops of essential oil for this quantity of powder. Add the oil a few drops at a time whisking after each addition to make sure the essential oil and the powder are well combined.
These essential oils, either on their own or in combination, work well:
50/50 blend of peppermint and sweet orange
60/40 blend of peppermint and tea tree
Allow the mix to steep for 3-4 days so that the deodorising powder fully absorbs the essential oils.
The powder can be sprinkled into shoes every couple of days or onto clean feet as needed.
Stored in a lidded shaker, similar to the one seen here, the powder will keep its freshness for up to a year.