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    Posted: April 20 2003 at 2:46pm
Hi Karen

If your sandals/shoes have leather or suede inner soles, I suggest you apply the eos directly to them (about 5-10 drops on the dry soles), rather than to your feet.

If you wish to apply directly to the feet then I suggest you only use the peppermint if feet are exposed to the sunlight as bergament is a photo-sensitive oil (potentially causing your skin to burn when progressively exposed to sunlight).
In this case I would mix the eo in a light, water-diluted skin lotion and apply to the feet.

Another working solution is to sprinkle Fuller's Earth (Multani Mitti) inside shoes/sandals and on feet. This absorbs smells and has no smell of it's own.

Hope that helps.

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Hi Uzma,

Would you recommend that a someone mix a few drops of essential peppermint oil with a powder or would you recommend using a lotion that had peppermint mixed into it? I wear sandles in the summer in Dallas and I constantly worry about this issue myself since I would hate having "intense" feet. :-)

Thanks for the info.

Karen
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Hello

Bergamot eo is a deodoriser par excellence.
Peppermint ditto.

Take your pick or try both.

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Hi,

I love wearing wooden clogs w/ leather soles but unfortunately the combo of the leather and the soles tend to cause my shoes to acquire a strong "aroma". I tried sprinkling Dr. Scholls powder and baby powder but it is only a short term fix. Any ideas on what might work from the magic aromatherapy box?

Thanks in advance.
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