Knowing that none of us moms personally need a homemade stinky shoe spray (ahem), I’m just here to tell you about this useful tool for the sake of our kids or husbands’ shoes. 😉
I’m going to use my daughter as an example of how I know this stinky shoe spray works. Last fall when the weather was still warm, she’d come home after school with sweaty sneakers and it was quite amazing what kind of odor her 7-year-old feet could produce!
Maybe it was because they were cheap sneakers from Walmart. Maybe she just had stinky feet sweat. Either way, washing her sneakers in the washing machine didn’t help much. I heard from a friend that there are some essential oils that are wonderful at getting out shoe odor, so I did some research.
All you need are 5 essential oils, a spray bottle, and some water to make your own stinky shoe spray. It takes only 5 minutes to make and this stuff really works!
What You’ll Need to make your own homemade stinky shoe spray:
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Clove Bud Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- 4 oz Empty Glass Spray Bottle (be sure to get glass bottles, because citrus (lemon) essential oils corrode plastic bottles)
To make the homemade stinky shoe spray, simply add 10 drops each of lemon, eucalyptus, clove, cinnamon and rosemary to your glass spray bottle. That’s 50 drops total.
If you prefer using fewer drops, try 5 drops of each oil (25 drops total). You can add more essential oils later if needed.
Fill the rest with water and give it a gently shake. Then spray inside whichever shoe is causing the most stink! It’s that simple!
You may have noticed that this combination of oils is the same combo used in the Essential Oil Roller for Immune Support. That’s because these oils all have one thing in common – they are either antibacterial or anti-fungal. Those are the two culprits that cause the shoe odor to begin with!
If you add the essential oil roller to the bottom of your feet (which I have done plenty of times), it has a double benefit as it keeps my slippers from getting too smelly while I’m helping to protect myself against cold/flu viruses.
Wherever you have an area in your house where shoes are stored, either an entryway or your closet, you’ll want a bottle of this close by. I know I like to normally recommend these homemade essential oil projects as nice gift ideas as well – but I haven’t figured out a polite way to make this a “gift.” If you think of a creative way, let us know in the comments. 🙂
If you have any teenage boys that play sports, I’d love some feedback after you try this. (I have 3 & 7-year-old girls). I bet it works wonders on sporting equipment as well, so I’d love for you to leave in the comments if you have tried it and it does!
Looking for more ways to use your favorite essential oils? Try these homemade and useful products that will put your EO’s to good use: