So, I asked two friends, Stacia of Tehacha-Bee and Jessica of Scratch Mommy what was the best way to make a safe and effective liquid foot spray. They both suggested using distilled water, witch hazel, and tea tree oil in a spray bottle. Since the oil separates from the water it would need to be shaken before application. We have used the spray a couple times already and it'll be my go-to until I learn of a better way. If you have a recommendation, feel free to leave it in the comments.
Ingredients for the Foot Spray:
Tea Tree oil
2 oz spray bottle (can find them in the travel section)
I filled the spray bottle to the almost half way point with the distilled water and then filled it to the almost full point with the witch hazel. I added 5-8 drops of the tea tree oil. That's it! Shake before applying and fan to dry.
A liquid foot spray is ideal for sports where bare feet is mandatory but having a foot powder is equally important especially if you've got kids whose feet sweat a lot! This recipe is using 2 ingredients and a shaker cup.
Ingredients for the Foot Powder
Tea Tree oil
I really wanted to find these cups locally but I settled for the one pictured. It's small enough to fit in my purse but having one slightly larger will allow me to use the ingredients more generously.
Fill the container to the almost full line with arrowroot powder and add about 10 drops of Tea Tree oil. Secure the lid and place your palm over the top while you shake vigorously to mix the oil with the powder. You can always add another oil to make it smell differently. I recommend lavender for its numerous benefits and it's one of the most versatile oils IMO.
Sprinkle in shoes after a long day and especially in ones whose feet sweat a lot - you know, kids! =)
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