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The ESSENTIAL Ingredients Behind Your Favorite Foot & Skate Spray

Figure skaters everywhere know that sweaty, post-practice smells aren’t just for hockey players. That’s why we created our Super Spray: so that skaters could have a safe, non-toxic way to both deodorize and disinfect their boots after a long day on the ice.

When things get really sweaty, it’s easy to desperately turn to chemicals in order to save your feet and skates from odor build up. But, skates are something your feet live in almost every day and many boot models are made from materials that are sensitive to what products you use on them. Many chemical-laden products are actually the culprit to the early break down of boots, and have been found to cut their life almost in half. In other words, something you’re using to help keep your boots clean can actually be hurting them!

With all of this in mind, there are a lot of benefits to turning to natural products for your skate-care needs. We’re proud that our Super Spray is made from only three ingredients: tea tree oil, peppermint oil, and witch hazel. These natural, plant-based essential oils and extracts have been used for thousands of years for beauty, healing, and wellness purposes. Below, you can find out more about the ingredients you use every day, and specifically why they’re good for your feet and skates.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is made from the bark of the Witch Hazel plant (occasionally called Winterbloom), which can be found throughout North America, Japan, and China. Typically used as a facial toner and topical cure for acne and irritated skin, it also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

For skates and socks:

Witch Hazel has a smooth, light scent, and provides the perfect non-toxic vehicle for the other oils to fight odor and bacteria.

For your feet:

The anti-inflammatory properties of witch hazel can serve to soothe and nourish cramped, hard-working feet. Witch Hazel also has been proven to be beneficial to dry, irritated skin, so it can provide some nourishing relief to blisters and calluses.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil is extracted from the blooms of the Peppermint plant. Indigenous to southern Europe, use if this herb for medicinal purposes dates back to the ancient Egyptians.

For skates and socks:

Peppermint Oil provides a fresh, clean scent. It also is both antibacterial and antifungal, meaning that the peppermint oil doesn’t just cover up the smell, it also fights bacteria to destroy the root cause of stinky skates. Keeping your boots bacteria and fungus free can also help prolong the life of your skates.

For your feet:

Peppermint Oil is anti-inflammatory, and responsible for that “tingling” feeling you may experience after spraying on your skin. The relief it provides for muscle and joint pain is especially helpful in treating foot cramping after being in skates for a few hours.The fresh scent is also a stimulant, helping your brain cope with physical and mental fatigue and prepare you for the rest of your day.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree is a shrubby, 19-foot tall evergreen native to Queensland and the northeast coast of New South Wales in Australia. Tea Tree Oil was first used by the indigenous Bundjalung of Australia for everything from coughs and fevers, to burns and cuts. Of all the essential oils, Tea Tree is thought to be the most powerful for it’s antimicrobial and antifungal qualities.

For skates and socks:

Tea tree oil is antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic; meaning that it is extremely powerful in stopping the growth of bacteria inside of your skates. Tea Tree is especially useful in stopping the growth of mold, which can grow fairly easily in damp skates, especially in humid climates. Less bacteria in skates, equals less smell on your feet, and a much happier boot.

For your feet:

It’s antifungal properties make Tea Tree Oil a great choice for treating and preventing athlete’s foot and nail fungus. It’s anti-inflammatory properties also help soothe blisters, while it’s antiseptic properties can help keep healing blisters clean and infection-free.

Excited to go the all-natural foot and skate care route? You can purchase Super Spray directly from our website! Don't forget to pick up a bottle for your coaches and training mates, as well. Leave us a comment below to tell us how Super Spray helps you!

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