Homemade Shoe Deodorising Spray

Everyone gets stinky shoes at some point. My homemade shoe deodorising spray includes only 2 ingredients and is sure to fight off the smelly germs found in shoes and help prevent the odour from coming back!

I like to wear closed in shoes during winter, as opposed to wearing thongs throughout the rest of the year. I wear a mix between sneaker style lace up shoes and slip on shoes.  However, I find when wearing shoes without socks and sometimes even with the thin anklet socks I wear with the lace-ups, that they may become a little smelly.  OK, who am I kidding, a lot smelly as typically the socks absorb the foot sweat helping to prevent the odour. Feet naturally sweat a lot and when sweat mingles with the bacteria found on our skin, it produces a stinky odour and can be embarrassing.  I have an easy solution to help freshen smelly shoes and I can’t believe I haven’t shared it here on the blog sooner.

I keep a bottle of homemade shoe deodorising spray on our shoe shelf and give 2-3 sprays into the smelly shoe.

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Homemade Shoe Deodorising Spray

I use water and purify essential oil in my deodorising spray. Not only do essential oils smell good and eliminate the odour – they also have strong antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties that fight off germs, bacteria and fungi that can be found in shoes and help prevent the odour from coming back.  Although, depending on how often you wear the shoes you may need to repeat this step after several wears.

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The Ingredients I use in my Homemade Shoe Deodorising Spray

It’s super simple, water and:

Working to replace unpleasant odours lemon and peppermint essential oils produce an fresh airy aroma that purifies in a natural, safe way.

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Homemade Shoe Deodorising Spray

Everyone gets stinky shoes at some point. My homemade shoe deodorising spray includes only 2 ingredients and is sure to fight off the smelly germs found in shoes and help prevent the odour from coming back!

  • Author: Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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  1. Pour water into spray bottle along with drops of essential oil.
  2. Shake bottle before each use

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As I mentioned above I just spray into each shoe, however, I do know some who add a drop of the purify essential oil onto a cotton ball and place in the shoes.  I also have a foot spray as the kids come home from school with smelly feet and are embarrassed so the spray helps to cover the odour.  I’ll share that in a blog post another day.

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7 comments

Tania June 22, 2018 - 2:47 PM

Hi Kat,
Does the essential oil in the Shoe Spray, disperse into the water, or does it float around on top of the water?
I’d love to make this, but am worried that the oil would clog up the spray nozzle etc? Or if you shake it up, would it disperse a bit better? Any tips?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 25, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Hi Tania, the essential oil doesn’t clog up the spray nozzle, I just give it a shake before use 🙂

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Stephanie April 1, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Hi there. Love this idea. What other oils would you recommend as I dont have Purify .. perhaps Tea Tree or Eucalytus? Thank you!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 2, 2019 - 4:12 PM

yes tea tree or eucalyptus could work well, or lemon 🙂

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Irene April 17, 2019 - 7:11 AM

Where do you get the essential oils? Thanks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 24, 2019 - 4:01 PM

they are doTERRA essential oils, i sell some in my store here – https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/shop/product-category/doterra-essential-oils/

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Edina May 16, 2020 - 3:57 PM

Smelly feet can be awkward and uncomfortable as well.
Whenever there is a body smell emitted, it generally is an outcome of excessive sweating.
Anyway, the leading cause of the unpleasant smell is the bacteria that are found in secret body parts.
So when you have smelly feet, it could be as an outcome of a fungal infection or a specific foot disorder, which you can get a cream to help with.

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