Tea Tree Shoe Spray
Fall sports are beginning and it’s nearly time to put away the sandals. You know what that means? Too many hours of shoe wearing which occasionally leads to a little stinky shoe funk. Many of the store bought shoe deodorizers and sprays leave me sneezing and sometimes they smell worse than the shoes. What’s up with that?! Luckily, I have a non-toxic solution for you! This is so super simple. This recipe for Tea Tree Shoe Spray combines only 3 ingredients: water, a clear alcohol and tea tree (melaleuca) oil. The alcohol acts as a disinfectant and the scent dissipates into the air soon after applying so your shoes won’t smell like you just stepped out of the bar. Being a natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oil, tea tree oil is the power player in this handy little spray acting to eliminate the bacteria causing odors rather than just covering them up. You’ll want to mix this up in a glass spray bottle as the tea tree essential oil will degrade any plastics over time. Once mixed, simply spray inside your shoes and let them dry.
- 2 oz water
- 2 oz clear alcohol such as vodka or Everclear
- 1 teaspoon tea tree oil
- In a 4 oz glass spray bottle, combine all ingredients. Shake to combine.