I’ve owned essential oils for a number of years. I’m still learning about the many ways they can be used.
Essential oils can replace many of the chemicals in our lives. They can be used in DIY cosmetics and personal care products, so you never have to put anything that’s toxic on your body again.
Aromatic oils can also be added to homemade cleaning solutions. These work so well you’ll wonder why anyone would buy those harsh commercial cleaners.
It’s believed that essential oils contain natural antimicrobial compounds. Scientific research has shown a number of them do. So it makes sense to use them as natural deodorizers. For instance, stinky shoes can be freshened with an easy DIY spray recipe that you can whip up in minutes.
Essential Oil Shoe Spray for Smelly Shoes
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Essential oils play a huge role in my non-toxic lifestyle. That’s because, at one point, I needed to climb out of a hole. Years of chronic, low-level stress, coupled with a bad diet, took a toll. I developed severe nerve inflammation. At one point, I could barely walk.
I got better, after years of using natural remedies. I now eat real food, mostly organic. I take herbal supplements. Essential oils have been invaluable. I use them for natural stress relief, infection fighting and mood elevation. They also power my natural cleaning products.
Essential oils contain natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agents. So they’re perfect for DIY deodorants. (I’ll never buy regular deodorant again, because I’m able to make my own essential oil and coconut oil based deodorant.)
That’s why essential oils are a natural if you want to make a non-toxic stinky shoe spray. You may already have essential oils in the house. If so, the only other things you need are a glass spray bottle, witch hazel and water.
Essential Oil Shoe Deodorizer Spray
You might have old plastic spray bottles lying around. But a glass spray bottle is necessary for these recipes. That’s because essential oils are incredibly strong. Also, despite their name, essential oils aren’t oily. Instead, they’re volatile plant extracts that eat away at plastic.
Virtually any essential oil can be used for smelly shoes. However, you may want to consider using lavender essential oil. This aromatic has a clean smell. It’s associated with cleanliness. Even its Latin root name means “to clean.”
Essential Oil Spray for Stinky Shoes
So my first recommendation for DIY smelly foot spray is lavender oil. The second is tea tree essential oil. This is derived from the Australian melaleuca tree.
Tea tree essential oil is always my first choice for mold and fungus. (Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungal infection.)So, when making a foot spray, it makes sense to include a well-known anti-fungal remedy.
Natural Anti-Fungal Spray for Shoes
The first recipe includes lavender essential oil and tea tree essential oil. This is designed for an 8-ounce glass spray bottle. But if you have a larger bottle, or a smaller bottle, you can adjust accordingly.
Just under 1/2 cup of water
Just under 1/2 cup of alcohol-free witch hazel (It’s available here)
15 drops of lavender essential oil (It’s available here)
15 drops of tea tree essential oil (It’s available here)
Fill the glass spray bottle with water and witch hazel, leaving just enough room for the essential oils. Store this spray bottle in a dark place, away from heat. Use as needed.
DIY Spray for Smelly Shoes
Here is another smelly shoe recipe. This one uses three of the most popular kinds of essential oils. You may already have them in your house. However, if you don’t, I highly recommend Plant Therapy essential oils. This company sells high quality oils. But it doesn’t sell them through a multi-level marketing network.
So here’s a variation on the above recipe for stinky shoe spray.
Just under 1/2 cup of water
Just under 1/2 cup of alcohol free witch hazel (It’s available here)
10 drops of peppermint essential oil (It’s available here)
10 drops of lavender essential oil (It’s available here)
10 drops of lemon essential oil (It’s available here)
Put the above ingredients in an 8-ounce glass spray bottle. Store it away from heat and light and use the spray as needed.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.