Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Deodorising Powder for Feet and Sneakers.

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:

Two combinations I really like are:

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. 

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  1. With a husband who wears work boots for 8-12 hours a day, I definitely will have to check this out. I wonder though if his sensitive nose will get too caught up on the essential oils smells and think it's too girly smelling! HA! If only I could get him to not smell so much like a locker room or an engine block when he comes home!

    Thanks so much for posting this to the #fandayfriday link party! You're one of my most loyal posters and I appreciate it!

    1. Try peppermint or lemongrass - not girly, just fresh and clean.

      And thank you for hosting the link up :)

  2. I have never heard of white kaolin clay. But I cold use some, my hubby's shoes smell so bad!@ So do my sons, he isn't even 2 lol!

    Thanks for sharing at Blogger Spotligh

  3. Sounds perfect for the sports shoes of teenage boys!

    1. Exactly! Boys and their sports shoes - not always a pleasant combination 😉

  4. This would be great to try on our stinky shoes. I have everything but the clay. Thanks for sharing your deodorizing powder for shoes at the #HomeMattersParty

  5. I can make this! I'm going to make this! Thanks for sharing with us at the homestead blog hop :). Hope we see you again this week.

    1. Absolutely make it :) Let me know how it turns out.