How to Apply Foot Powder Without Making a Mess

There are five main ways to apply foot powder without making a mess:

  • Apply foot powder in the bathtub or shower stall.
  • Put a towel on the floor to catch the excess foot powder
  • Use a dry piece of cloth
  • Apply foot powder directly on the shoe
  • Apply foot powder directly inside your socks

I will discuss each of these in more detail throughout the rest of the article.

Foot powder is a messy substance. If you take a good amount of it and try to rub it on your feet, chances are you’ll just end up only applying a small amount to the target area, while most just end up on the floor, leaving quite a mess.

I had trouble with this myself in the past, but thankfully in my years of experience using this, I’ve come up with some nifty ways on how to apply foot powder without making a mess.

Apply Foot Powder in the Bathtub or Shower Stall

One of the best ways to apply foot powder without making a mess is to simply do it in your bathtub or your shower stall after taking a bath.

After drying yourself off, step back into the shower or bathtub (water off and dry of course) and apply the foot powder there. Remember not to apply the powder while you’re feet are still wet as it will just soak up the moisture and create a pasty substance on your feet. Trust me, this is not what you want.

After you’re done applying it, all you have to do is turn on the water again and watch as it drags the powder down your drain. There’s no longer any mess to clean up and you’re all good to go.

Put a Towel on the Floor To Catch Excess Foot Powder

If for whatever reason, you can’t use the shower stall or bathtub to apply the foot powder, then another simple alternative is to just put a towel on the floor and stand on it when applying.

This way, the towel will catch the excess foot powder that falls on the floor, thereby eliminating most of the mess. After you’re done, all you need to do is wash the towel, hang it to dry and it’ll be ready for use the next day.

Apply it while Sitting on the Toilet

If you’re applying the powder down below, another good alternative to the above suggestions is applying the powder while sitting down on your toilet.

This will probably be much harder and messier than if you applied it in your shower stall or bathtub, but it is still an option to consider when you’re unable to do the previous two suggestions.

After you’re done, you just need to flush away the excess and you’re good to go.

Use a Dry Piece of Cloth

Instead of applying the powder using your hands, try this instead: Put some powder in a dry piece of cloth, then gently tap it in the desired area.

You’ll only apply a small amount per tap but using this method minimizes mess and allows you complete control over how much powder you want in there. This is much better than attempting to scoop up foot powder using your hands only have it all fall to the floor.

After you’re done applying the powder, just wash the excess off, hang it to dry and it’ll be ready to use again the next day. You can also buy more cloths so you can replace them regularly if you prefer.

Apply Foot Powder Directly on the Shoe

Another thing you can also try is to apply the foot powder directly onto the shoe that you’re going to be using. This way, you’ll eliminate all the mess and any need for clean-up altogether.

The problem with this method, however, is that your feet won’t have direct contact with the powder. As a result, your feet won’t really benefit from the full effects of the powder, which is supposed to absorb excess moisture and prevent the growth of bacteria.

I would say though that applying the foot powder using this method is more suited to you if you want to eliminate the odor in your shoes. It’s certainly better than nothing, but this is definitely not the most efficient way of using foot powder.

Apply Foot Powder Directly Inside Your Socks

Another method that’s slightly better than the above is to apply the foot powder inside your socks instead. In this way, you would still be eliminating the mess and any need for clean-up.

At the same time, your feet can actually benefit from the effects of the foot powder as it comes into direct contact with it, as compared with the previous method.

I would definitely say that this is a better method than applying the foot powder directly on your shoe.

Summary

To summarize, there are five main ways of applying foot powder without making a mess:

  • Apply foot powder in the bath tub or shower stall
  • Put a towel on the floor to catch the excess foot powder
  • Use a dry piece of cloth
  • Apply foot powder directly onto the shoes
  • Apply foot powder directly inside your socks

Using all these methods that I provided above, I’m sure you won’t have any trouble applying your foot powder without making a mess anymore.

For maximum efficiency, make sure to combine the methods together as applicable (i.e. use the dry piece of cloth to apply foot powder in the bathtub or shower stall, etc.). Mix and match the methods as you see fit.

About the Author

Hi, I’m M and I’m the owner of Manscipated. I created this website for one reason and one reason only; to dispense clear, straight-forward men’s hygiene tips. No fluff. No BS. If you like what I have to say (or if you disagree), feel free to drop a line. I will respond (and play nice!).