Pure essential oils should not be used neat on the skin except in a few exceptional cases, but they can be used neat in many simple, highly effective ways around the home.

If, like me, your football-mad sons have smelly feet and trainers/football boots, that leave an undesirable odour around the house, here’s a quick and easy solution using essentail oils.

Add 2 drops each of tea tree and lemon essential oils to a tissue and immediately rub the entire insole of the shoe with it.

Leave the tissue in the shoe overnight.