Your feet provide the kind of environment that bacteria and fungus loves — warm and moist. This is the reason exactly why it’s not unlikely for you to suffer from having stinky feet. Although nothing serious, it can be a huge problem especially if you take off your shoes with someone else in the same room!
Other causative factors of feet that smell terrible include the diet, stress and even putting on old shoes that already stink to begin with. The smell can be very repulsive especially if you forget to put on socks that are out of cotton. The sad thing is not all footwear can be paired with cotton socks — that would be like coming up with a fashion statement that will only elicit giggles instead of flattering stares and remarks.
These days, you can easily get your hands on a container of a powerful foot deodorizer. You can rest assured that the price tag of such product will get steeper the more popular the branding or manufacturer is. Especially if you are on a tight shopping budget, you may end up with nice-smelling feet and a massive hole in your pocket.
Luckily, there is a very simple way to control the problem once and for all — by whipping up your very own foot deodorizer at home. Of course you will still have to shell out some cash for the ingredients. The nicest thing about this DIY solution, however, is the fact that you know you won’t be applying any harsh chemical on your feet that may get absorbed by your skin and wreak some havoc to your health in the long run. Also, creating this homemade deodorizer can delight the heart of someone who is very much into DIY projects.
Aside from working effectively against bad odor, this particular homemade deodorizer provides a cooling effect too, allowing your feet to stay feeling and smelling fresh. Continue reading to get started!
- 6 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons of baking soda
- 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops of tea tree oil
- Grab a small glass jar with a cover. Combine your cornstarch and baking soda in it.
- Place 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Cover the glass jar and shake the contents very well.
- Add 5 drops of peppermint essential oil into the mix. Cover the glass jar again and shake thoroughly.
- Finally, add 5 drops of tea tree oil. Cover and shake.
That’s how easy it is to make a highly effective foot deodorizer with cooling effect! All you have to do is apply it on clean and dry feet before putting on your shoes.
Cornstarch helps keep your feet dry while baking soda, a popular all-around deodorizer, prevents your feet from reeking. The presence of eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils is what makes this DIY deodorizer make your feet feel cool no matter how hectic your schedule gets. Also, both of them help prevent bacteria from multiplying, thus keeping your feet from stinking. The addition of tea tree oil helps ward off the proliferation not only of bacteria but also fungi.