DIY Foot Powder

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Refreshing foot powder for your feet and shoes!

Whether you want to admit it or not, foot odor is a real thing!  And, when your husband is a coach and your three darling children are very active in sports, foot odor can be down-right astonishing - especially when you happen to be locked in a car with these said feet for long periods of time.  According to Microbewiki, foot odor is caused by microbes, which thrive in sweaty environments.  This means that the sweat is not what's carrying the odor, but the bacteria that thrives in this moisture.

You might not really care about the origin of foot odor, but it is useful to know these tidbits of info because this post is about creating a foot powder that will absorb the smell - and baking soda is our choice of ingredients to do just that!

This super easy recipe contains:

3 TBSP Baking Soda
6 TBSP Arrowroot Powder or Corn Starch
5-10 drops Tea Tree Oil
5 -10 drops Eucalyptus Oil
10-15 drops Peppermint Oil

This recipe filled 2 of the Glass Shaker Jars with Metal Lids from the Dollar Store.


I mix all of the ingredients in a glass bowl with a wire whisk, giving a few extra minutes to make sure there is no clumping from the damp essential oils. This step is important if you're using a shaker-like container with holes in the lid.


Spoon into an air tight container and it's ready for use!  (We used our Dollar Tree glass salt & pepper shakers and they have been fabulous!)  Sprinkle into shoes that need it and let sit over night.

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Sibyl Smith