Antibacterial Foot Powder Formula

The downside of warmer weather is that odor-causing bacteria now have the perfect conditions to multiply. Our feet, in particular, are prone to problems with warm-weather odor, especially when they’re confined to sports shoes. But with the help of a few kitchen-cupboard ingredients, we can keep our feet feeling cool, dry, and fresh for just pennies.

Find out how to make this simple, effective formula here:

Baking soda absorbs odors, while borax has antifungal properties and is also alkaline and deodorizing. The essential oils are antimicrobial–and they add a lovely scent.


3 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon borax
10 drops antibacterial essential oil, such as clove or rosemary

1. Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in a glass jar with a screw top.

2. Apply a small amount of powder to feet whenever necessary.

This formula will keep indefinitely.

By Annie B. Bond


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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Lyssa C.
Lyssa C5 years ago

Cheers :)

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Barb G.
Barb G.5 years ago

thank you!

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Martha Nieto
Martha Nieto5 years ago

Good info, thanks!

Robert O.
Robert O5 years ago

Good to know.

Michele G.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks :)

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.