Aromatherapy Shoe Deodorizer Recipe
- 4 tablespoons baking soda
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch (preferably Non-GMO)
(4 additional tablespoons of baking soda can be used if cornstarch isn't on hand)
- 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
When using essential oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions and avoid essential oils that are contraindicated for anyone living in your household.
Mix the cornstarch and baking soda together in a bowl. Gradually add the essential oils, and stir very well to incorporate the oils. Store in an airtight container. Powder Sifter containers are ideal.
Instructions for Use
Lightly sprinkle the deodorizer into shoes in the evenings or at times when the shoes will not be worn for several hours. Do not use too much. Before wearing, go outside (wearing other shoes), turn the shoes upside down and tap on the soles to eliminate the powder from the interior of the shoes. Do not get the powder on the exterior of shoes with fragile surfaces that could be harmed by essential oils.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.