Our feet have 250,000 sweat glands and can produce as much as 4 ounces of perspiration in a single day. Dusting your soles once or twice a day with a deodorizing powder will help to keep them dry and healthy. Calendula, or pot marigold, contains antibacterial properties, perfect for use in this soothing, deodorizing foot powder.
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon finely ground, dried calendula petals
- 1 to 2 drops essential oil of geranium
- Place all the ingredients in a dry jar or resealable plastic bag and shake well to mix.
- Pour the powder into a clean, dry container.
- Sprinkle the powder on clean, dry feet and gently massage into the skin, especially between toes.
Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty from the Garden (Henry Holt, 1999).
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