Foot Maintenance Week - Spray the Stink Away!
Hello everybody, and welcome to Day 2 of Foot Maintenance Week! Today’s recipe is a quick and easy Stinky Foot Spray. In yesterday’s blog, I discussed the three essential oils that will be in each recipe this week: Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Rosemary. They are a perfect trio for stinky feet.
A stinky foot spray is essential for this time of year. When winter hits here in Cache Valley, there are times where the whole valley is covered in snow. Sometimes we spend hours outside shoveling snow! After a day like that our snow boots can stink like nothing else!
One of the ladies in the warehouse came to me seeking a solution to her children’s stinky feet. She said, “My children bathe every night! I buy them new shoes! Their feet are STILL so stinky!”
This is a problem that I know too well. I love my husband – he is such a hard worker! But when he takes his boots off, you can smell his feet from a mile away. I made this recipe with the hope that it would help combat that awful stench. Sprays are one of my favorite things to make because they are so simple.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Containers for the finished spray (I’m using the 1 oz Cylinder Bottle with the 20 mm Black Spray Head.)
Recipe in Grams
423 grams Water
13.5 grams Polysorbate 20
4.5 grams Tea Tree Essential Oil
4.5 grams Rosemary Essential Oil
4.5 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
15.04 ounces Water
0.48 ounces Polysorbate 20
0.16 ounces Tea Tree Essential Oil
0.16 ounces Rosemary Essential Oil
0.16 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
3% Polysorbate 20
1% Tea Tree Essential Oil
1% Rosemary Essential Oil
1% Peppermint Essential Oil
The first step in making this recipe is to weigh the ingredients. I begin by weighing my essential oils and Polysorbate 20. I’ll gently stir these together and then add the water. Now the foot spray is ready to pour into the bottle of your choice!
Don’t be alarmed when this mixture immediately turns a milky white color. That is one of the effects of using Polysorbate 20. The spray will not lose the milky appearance and may have a layer float to the surface later. Simply shake well before using!
If you have a case of extremely stinky feet, spritz this spray a couple times directly onto your feet or into your shoes. Let me know what you think!