Got Stanky Feet? This Natural Antibacterial Body Spray is Your Solution for Rank Tootsies
Let’s be real…keeping feet in a dark damp place is gonna make them smell bad. And add to the fact that each foot has 250K sweat glands (yes! 250,000 sweat glands per foot)—that’s more than any other part of the body!—it’s no wonder you get stinky feet.
So why do feet get stinky?
As feet sweat, the sweat gets trapped inside your footwear which leads to stinky feet. Sweat on its own doesn’t have an odor because it’s mostly just water. The stink comes from bacteria that’s normally found on our skin. When bacteria digest an oily substance secreted onto the skin, they excrete waste that has a strong funky odor (yuck!).
Since the inside of your shoes are dark and not well ventilated, the sweat just sits there, providing the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. So, the interaction between the sweat and your shoes plus the bacteria is what causes the feet to stink.
Tips on How to Get Rid of Stinky Feet
Since the strong smell given off by feet is a combination of bacteria and sweat, eliminating both means you’re on your way to fresh-smelling tootsies.
So how do you get rid of stinky feet and get fresh-smelling feet:
- Wash your feet daily with a natural antibacterial body wash to get rid of bacteria. And completely pat them dry after showering, soaking or swimming. Pay special attention to the area between your toes.
- Avoid applying lotion on your feet as this encourages the skin to have moisture. Powders are a good moisture-absorbing option, but make sure your feet are clean and dry before sprinkling on the powder.
- When possible, wear clean, dry socks to absorb moisture, preferably made of wicking material such as merino wool which absorbs sweat and keeps it away from your feet. And change your socks daily.
- Air your shoes out after use and change them daily. Try not to wear the same pair two days in a row so they can dry out completely between uses. When you’re at home, go barefoot to let your feet air out.
- Wear well-ventilated shoes that aren’t too tight and are made of natural materials such as leather, canvas, or mesh found in sneakers which are designed to breathe.
- Keep your toenails clipped short as longer nails give more bacteria a place to hide.
If stinky feet are still a problem then try changing your socks a few times a day, especially if your tootsies start to sweat. Also buy some Odor-Eaters or use an antibacterial body spray on your feet and shoes. And if none of these help or your feet sweat excessively, seek medical help from a podiatrist.
Our natural antibacterial body sprays not only cure smelly feet and help keep them fresh but they also double as a stinky shoe spray. I’ll also show you how to make tea bag sachets to place in your shoes when you’re not wearing them to keep them smelling fresh!
Meet The Antibacterial Spray That’s Kicking Up a Stink
This antibacterial spray is a natural stanky feet remedy made without harmful ingredients like parabens or synthetic fragrances, but is sure to banish those stinky toes for good! I use it on my kids’ stinky feet. It neutralizes odor and is perfect for use on sensitive skin.
No matter if you have a tween or teenager with body odor or your husband’s feet are stinky after a long day in work boots, this antibacterial spray will work for them all!
- It neutralizes odor naturally by creating an environment where bacteria can’t thrive, leaving you, your feet, and your shoes smelling fresh after a single use—even after workouts!
- It contains African wild cucumber, a natural antibacterial that gets rid of odor-causing bacteria on contact, keeping you and your shoes odor free.
- Packed with skin-conditioning ingredients like shea butter, aloe and calendula flower extracts, and Dead Sea salt, this spray is great for sensitive skin, can be applied immediately after shaving (it doesn’t contain alcohol), and is even gentle on skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.
- A light, refreshing blend of cool, watery cucumber and fresh spearmint makes this spray smell like a spa. No more synthetic fragrances.
To use, simply spray on feet morning and night or whenever you desire. Don’t forget to dry feet thoroughly before putting on socks or shoes. Also spray this inside your shoes after taking them off. Use daily to keep your tootsies and shoes smelling fresh! It’s a great natural remedy for stinky feet and shoes!
This stinky feet remedy is completely natural and easy to use! It will help you achieve the soft, smooth, stank-free tootsies that you want!
Tea Bag Sachets
Place these easy-peasy DIY tea bag sachets in your shoes when you’re not wearing them to keep them odor free.
- Blend of dried rosemary, peppermint, spearmint and sage — Naturally antibacterial to fight build up of bacteria and neutralize odor. Works to keep your feet and shoes smelling fresh without using chemicals.
- Baking soda — Great at absorbing sweat and funky smells. Balances pH and dries up any moisture (which helps bacteria to thrive).
- Activated charcoal — Ridiculously effective at absorbing moisture and odors and keeping shoes stench-free.
- Lavender and tea tree essential oils — Lavender oil not only smells amazing and relaxes you, but is also an antifungal. Tea tree oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is also ridiculously effective when it comes to killing odor-causing bacteria.
- 4 Bath tea bags (5″ x 3.75″ each).
- 1 Scoop (1/2 oz.).
- Iron to seal bags.
All these ingredients are available on Amazon.com.
- In a glass bowl, place 2 oz. of baking soda. Slowly add 1/2 teaspoonful of activated charcoal and gently mix into the baking soda with a plastic fork.
- Drizzle 6 drops of lavender essential oil + 6 drops of tea tree essential oil onto it and mix well with the fork.
- Place 3/4 cup of dried herb blend in a large glass bowl. Add the baking soda mixture and mix well.
- Turn iron on to medium setting.
- Open one end of a bath tea bag. Place 3 full scoops of mixture into bag.
- Iron open end of tea bag shut. If bag isn’t sealing, raise temperature on iron.
- Continue to mix dried herb blend while filling so baking soda mixture doesn’t settle to the bottom.
- Continue until all 4 bags are filled and sealed.
- You can tie on some raffia, if desired.
Have any tips for getting rid of stinky feet and/or shoes? Please share them in the comments section below.