Talc, an ingredient found in a number of products including makeup and body powder, has become known for having potentially harmful effects on health. Fortunately, it really isn’t needed to make a foot powder work well. Since word spread that talc might not be the best for you, more and more brands are offering talc-free powders that use corn starch or zinc to help eliminate sweat and odor. Here, we did some research and curated a range of natural foot powders you can buy. In addition to featuring safe odor-busting ingredients, each one uses soothing essential oils like lavender, tea tree and lemon.
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1. Foot Sense Natural Foot & Shoe Powder
It contains all-natural zinc oxide powder as well as lemon powder, cinnamon bark powder and lavender essential oil.
Pros: It comes in a 1.8 or 3.5-ounce bottle and is offered in a pack of one, two or four bottles.
Cons: It may be a little messy.
2. Nutribiotic Natural Body & Foot Powder
Coming in a sizable 4-ounce-bottle, this mild formula is made using corn starch, grapefruit seed extract and tea tree oil.
Pros: For those with sensitive noses and skin, this fine powder is completely unscented.
Cons: The twist top mechanism may release too much product at once.
3. Rocket Pure Natural Foot & Shoe Powder
This option features corn starch, bamboo stem powder (which is known for its deodorizing effects) and essential oils like lemon, sweet orange peel and rosemary.
Pros: It comes in a 5-ounce bottle with a light, fresh lemongrass scent.
Cons: You may need to apply this more often than others.