Friday, May 31, 2013

DIY Shoe and Foot Powder

I think that my family has the smelliest feet ever, especially my youngest daughter. It has gotten so bad at times that I've made her set her shoes out in the garage and wash her feet as soon as she comes home from school. But now I have a homemade foot powder I made that will help. You can also use this foot powder for the shoes. Here are the ingredients.

Do not use straight baking soda. It will dry out the leather insole such as the one in the Toms canvas shoes.

DIY shoe and foot powder
  •     1 cup cornstarch (a gentle absorbent)
  •     1/2 cup of baking soda
  •     1/2 cup baking powder
Put the ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Add antibacterial essential oils such as Lavender.You can then put some in an empty shaker bottle if you like.

To use it as a foot powder-First clean and dry the feet and massage some of the powder on the feet. Helps keep the feet fresh inside the shoes and the smelly sweat down.

To use as a shoe deodorizer- Put some of the powder in the shoes at night and the next morning just shake the powder out.

ANOTHER SHOE POWDER THAT IS EASY TO MAKE IS PLAIN OLE' IVORY SOAP. Microwave it and crumble it up. Put it in a container. What I did is use a large empty spice bottle and put the powdered Ivory in that, it works great as a shaker bottle!

I'll be keeping my homemade shoe and foot powder around for a long time.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't used them, but I've seen a lot of different charcoal-based inserts that are supposed to absorb odor.
    Shoe Deodorizer