Every healthy human produces approx. 1-2 pints of sweat each day. On hot days, during physical exertion or at times of nervousness, this quantity can double. Fresh sweat is odorless. Only after two hours, does the decomposition of bacteria on the skin form substances with odor.
Zinc-oxide powder and essential oils prevent this decomposition from occurring. Unlike chemically based commercial products, a handcrafted deodorant doesn’t block
the sweat glands or inhibit their natural temperature regulation. Handcrafted foot powder is especially good for sensitive skin, as it treats your feet gently, with no irritation.
Foot Powder recipe:
Clean your feet and dry them thoroughly. Make a mixture of ½ cup of baking soda, 2 TBS. of zinc oxide, 2 TBS of china (or white) clay. Add 10 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Clary Sage and 2-3 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus (or Lemon Tea Tree). Mix well and let sit for a day or two. This gives the essential oils a chance to get to know each other and blend better. This can be put in a powder container or shaker.
Sprinkle some on your feet as well as inside your shoes to keep your feet fresh all day long.
Happy Feet! )