When your family owns a construction company like ours does you have men who get very sweaty. Their socks and shoes get soaked which leaves them susceptible to athlete’s foot. We have always kept a medicated anti-fungal powder on hand to battle their athletes foot. Our bottle of medicated anti-fungal powder had so many potentially harmful ingredients. I thought to myself, I wonder if I can make my own. I went online to see if I could find a recipe to make my own anti-fungal powder. To my surprise I could make it and with so little money, it was really very easy to do. I took an old empty trial size powder bottle and another regular size empty powder bottle and made my own.
DIY Anti-Fungal Powder:
- 3/4 cup baking soda (Use aluminum free baking soda)
- 1/4 cup corn starch (organic)
- 15 drops peppermint essential oil
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
In a glass bowl I mixed all the ingredients and using my little funnel I filled my containers. It was that easy. Since I had all these ingredients in my cabinet it cost me very little to make. Tea tree oil has antifungal properties. Lavender oil is an antibacterial and antiviral. Lavender has also be used for its calming effects. Use this oil externally for minor injuries. The powder can also be used for rashes, poison ivy, minor cuts, insect bites and skin irritations. There is no sense in buying special powders when you can make one for so cheap. A recipe this easy and cost effective is, of course, one of my favorite recipes.