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Treatment of Foot Odor with Essential Oils

Foot odor occurs when bacteria or fungi invade socks, shoes, and foot skin. Most foot odor disappears with treatment and improved hygiene. Medical intervention is not normally necessary. Be sure to keep your feet dry and remove your shoes and socks when possible to help prevent bacterial buildup. Do not use this treatment with children.

Peppermint Foot Spray:

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Peppermint essential oil cools and soothes hot, tired feet while leaving a pleasant fragrance behind. Use this delightful foot spray anytime your feet feel less than fresh.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a spray bottle, add the vodka and peppermint essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Spray the feet after showering to help prevent bacterial buildup.
  3. Repeat this treatment at least once a day until the foot odor disappears.

Tea Tree Foot Powder:

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Tea tree essential oil is a powerful anti fungal agent that helps keep odor-causing germs from growing out of control. Baking soda helps absorb any odors that do develop.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a sugar shaker, add the baking soda and tea tree essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Shake the powder onto dry feet just before putting on shoes and socks. Alternately, pour about 1 teaspoon of powder into each of your socks before slipping them on your feet, and treat shoes with the powder between uses.
  3. Repeat this treatment once a day until the foot odor disappears.
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