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DIY Essential Oil Shoe Spray for The Outdoory Dad


DIY manly essential oil shoe spray

Do you know a dad who is a great sleeping-under-the-stars outdoorsman? This Father’s Day, give your favorite rugged mountain man a great, practical DIY that’s the perfect addition to any travel bag!

DIY Manly Essential Oil Shoe Spray

DIY Manly Shoe Spray

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Measure out Everclear and pour into a large measuring cup. Mix in baking soda. Make sure you mix it well. Add essential oils. Pour into spritz bottles.

To use:

Spray the inside of stinky shoes and allow to dry.


Need a couple other ideas? Our Organic Healing Balm is perfect to relieve dry, irritated skin that might come up when working and playing outdoors. For itchy skin, whether from buggy bites or touching the wrong kind of plant, Lavender Organic Hydrosol l is a perfect way to relieve and soothe the discomfort, and is safe enough to spray on the affected area as often as Dad needs!

And don’t forget, if you’re not the DIY type, we’ve got a whole curated Father’s Day shop of oily goodness for you to choose from!

24 thoughts on “DIY Essential Oil Shoe Spray for The Outdoory Dad”

  1. I love all of the new DIYs and can’t wait to make this! Everyone in our house needs this for their shoes, especially with sweaty summer feet.

    1. We hope you love this shoe spray! I use it myself at home for all of the stinky shoes and I’m still amazed by the odors it can tackle 🙂 So glad you are loving all of our new DIYs!

  2. Thank you! This has proven to be an effective lifesaver combating against what we call nacho cheese chips feet smell. 🙂

    1. Jen, that is so funny! We are so glad this spray will combat those nacho cheese chips 😀 Thank you for sharing!

  3. Did anyone else actually try this? I just made it up and the baking soda barely dissolved so it instantly clogged my spray bottle. Totally bummed. Do it work well for anyone?

    1. I’m sorry to hear that Dana! I haven’t had any issues with the baking soda dissolving but I do mix the ingredients really well. Hopefully you can experiment a bit and get this to work for you 🙂

  4. This sounds perfect! I have two boys and a husband .. Lots of stinky shoes! What can I use instead of balsam fir?

    1. Hi Lyn, in this specific recipe, yes you can substitute the everclear with rubbing alcohol, but please be aware this is not the case for every recipe.

  5. This shoe spray will be a life saver for the men in my life. My husband, two sons and 2 grandsons. Stinky feet run in the family. Although now that I think about the entire family will benefit from the spray and how much nicer our closets will smell. YES. Foot spray please!!

    1. Laura, I can definitely relate; I have a house full of boys with stinky feet, too! This spray has such a lovely fresh scent — let us know how it turns out for you, we hope you all love it!

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