Sick and tired of stinky feet? You will love this diy foot spray for stinky feet with all natural ingredients.
Stinky feet can be embarrassing and inhibiting, causing you to dread taking off your shoes. However, they usually are not a cause for medical concern. And you shouldn’t despair because there is a SOLUTION for you.
Although feet odor is common among men, it is also a problem for women.
So, what causes smelly feet?
The root causes of smelly feet are bacteria and moisture. Sweating in your feet creates a conducive environment (moisture) for bacteria to thrive.
The bacteria that live in your feet (this is normal) feed on the sweat and dead skin cells, producing isovaleric acid, which causes the odor.
Other causes of smelling feet include Athlete’s foot, which is a fungal infection, and certain medications.
Another reason I really like this foot spray is that it does much more than keeping foot odor at bay. You can also use it to reinvigorate your tired feet and for achy feet relief.
We have been discussing lately the stress of the upcoming and fast approaching holiday season; but did you know that our feet consume most of our body’s stress?
If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Our feet, that hold more than 7200 nerve endings, the number one job is to be the foundational support for our body.
This spray reinvigorates tired feet even as it removes toxic elements.
It provides the necessary agents that boost circulation in the feet. This helps to eliminate stress, leaving your feet feeling relaxed and renewed.
All you need for your diy foot spray is only three ingredients. The first ingredient is witch hazel, which has antiseptic properties and helps to reduce inflammation.
The second ingredient is tea tree oil – not to be confused with tea tree essential oil. Tea tree oil is a potent antimicrobial agent and natural deodorizer. It inhibits bacterial growth, helping to fight athlete’s foot and foot odor.
The third ingredient is peppermint essential oil, which not only has a wonderful aroma but also contains antimicrobial properties. It also has pain relieving properties, making it helpful for tired achy feet.
Additionally, peppermint essential oil is also excellent for its ability to improve circulation, helping to prevent and/or reduce swelling in your feet and ankles.
So whether your problem is achy or stinky feet, you will surely find this smelly spray very helpful. What a double whammy!
(Note: Because of the peppermint essential oil ingredient, this recipe is only safe for kids above age 10! You can try substituting lavender essential oil for kids between 5 and 10.)
If you have never used a certain essential oil it is important to do a skin patch test prior to topically using! See my sections on topical use and other essential oil safety concerns:
For stinky feet – Spray on your feet, especially on your soles and in between your toes. Use 2-3 times daily after shower and before putting on your shoes.
For tired and achy feet – Spray a generous amount onto a cotton pad or washcloth and gently massage into your feet for several minutes. Massaging in a circular motion will help speed up circulation and produce better results.
After a long stressful day of holiday shopping or cooking, or standing on your feet at work, take a few minutes for yourself and reinvigorate your tired feet with this diy foot spray. Your body will thank you for it!
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.