Stinking shoes are a great humiliation. Even if needed, you simply can’t remove your shoes with people around. And if you are forced to, you have to survive the accusing stares and side glances. But there’s an end to do this. And that is by using a natural shoe deodorizer. The good thing about natural shoe deodorizer is that it doesn’t have harmful chemicals and is easy to make. In fact, we listed here some of the easy-to-do natural shoe deodorizer recipes.
- Baking soda and cornstarch combination. Put ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of organic cornstarch in one mixing bowl. Add 10 to 15 drops of lemon essential oil. Mix the ingredients well. When the mixture has no more lumps, sprinkle the insoles of the shoes with a good amount of deodorizer. Leave the shoes for four to five hours. The leftover deodorizer should be stored in an airtight container. Best if you use an empty baby powder container for easy application. Store the container at room temperature.
- Essential oil mixture. You will also need baking soda for this, but the ingredients are mostly essential oils. Mix one cup of baking soda with four drops of tea tree oil, three drops of lavender oil, three drops of rosemary oil, and two drops of peppermint oil. Make sure to stir all the ingredients well. Then, transfer the deodorizer into a baby powder container or any airtight container. Put some amount in your shoes a few hours before using them.
- Sage deodorizer. You will again use baking soda for this. Combine two tablespoons of baking soda and three drops of sage essential oil in a zip lock bag. Shake the ingredients well. Then let the ingredients completely dry in a mixing bowl. When it is already dry, you can apply a generous amount of deodorizer to the insoles of your shoes. Do this regularly.
- Cornstarch and lemon oil mixture. For this, you need five tablespoons of cornstarch and four drops of lemon oil. Mix the ingredients well in a mixing bowl. Scoop a good amount of the mixture and apply to your shoes. Leave the mixture overnight and rinse off the following morning.
- Tea spray. Prepare one cup of tea. When the tea has already cooled down, transfer it into a clean spray bottle. Mist the insoles of the shoes with the tea and leave them damp overnight. The shoes should be dry the next day, but if they aren’t, put a pinch amount of cornstarch in the shoes. And let them completely dry.
- Scented powder deodorizer. Mix four tablespoons of baking soda, four tablespoons of cornstarch, 20 drops of tea tree oil, 10 drops of lavender oil, and 10 drops of lemon oil in a small mixing bowl. Leave the mixture to dry for some hours. Then, sprinkle a good amount of deodorizer over the shoes immediately after wearing them off or hours before using them. Do this regularly to reduce and eventually eliminate the foul odor.
Deodorizing the shoes is only one way to keep them smelling fresh. To
continuously maintain their freshness, make sure to always wear socks
and clean your feet before wearing the shoes.