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How to Make Homemade Shoe Spray

By Bargz Oils December 17, 2019


Things you will need:

1 oz distilled water

1 oz witch hazel

4 drops tea tree essential oil

4 drops peppermint essential oil

4 drops lavender essential oil

2 oz Glass spray bottle



Do stinky shoes bother you?

               You might be wondering why your shoes begin to stink after a while. Anyone can have smelly shoes and it’s not because of the shoes themselves. The cause of shoe odor is all the bacteria thriving in the damp environment of your shoe. These bacteria come from your feet. The human feet contain around 250,000 sweat glands. When we wear shoes, these glands are confined. The sweat and warmth create a breeding ground for bacteria. The bacteria love dark and damp places like the inside of sweaty soles. 

              You must have noticed that some people have stinkier feet and shoes. This can be caused by a medical condition or hormones. Teenagers and pregnant women tend to have smellier feet because of the high number of hormones in their bodies.

               Smelly feet cause smelly shoes. Knowing this, we can try to reduce foot odor so that our shoes will not stink too much. Shoe sprays have also become widely used these days as a simple way to deodorize smelly shoes. The problem with this shoe sprays is that they only mask the smell with synthetic fragrances. Eventually, the shoes become smellier and mustier. 

               To get rid of the smell, you need to deal with the source of the smell. You have to eliminate the bacteria living in your shoes. Using essential oils is the best natural way to get rid of bacteria. Most essential oils, especially tea tree, peppermint, and lavender are antimicrobial and antifungal, perfect for making shoe spray. 


1. Using a funnel pour water and witch hazel into the bottle.

2. Add tea treepeppermint, and lavender essential oils.

3. Put the spray cap back and swirl to combine the ingredients.

4. Spray on shoes to slightly dampen and allow to dry. It is best to spray at night time so that your shoes will be dry and will smell fresh the next morning.

                   The combination of witch hazel and essential oils create a shoe spray that is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal. This homemade shoe spray is made of natural ingredients and does not only cover the smell. Regular use of this spray will kill the bacteria. The essential oils also have fresh, clean scent that will make your shoes smell good. 

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