Stinky Shoe Powder

Posted by on 3/30/2017 to Essential Oil DIY Ideas
Have you ever wondered why there are some places with weird smells? Usually, whenever there is a room with some shoe racks present, it is likely that there is a certain smell that cannot be avoided which is the smell of stinky shoes. Stinky shoes can be a very annoying problem that no body likes to deal with!  There are many commercial solutions out there but why not try this fresh natural solution. Freshen up smelly shoes with this easy to make shoe deodorizer and combat the stink.

Homemade Stinky Shoe Powder
4 Tablespoons Baking Soda
5 Drops Tea Tree Oil
5 Drops Peppermint Oil

Mix the baking soda and essential oils in a glass jar, and then pour into your shoes. Leave at least overnight (but better if you can wait 24 hours), then shake out mixture. Now you can enjoy fresh smelling shoes!

Tea tree oil is also known as melaleuca oil. It is extracted of the leaves of the narrow-leaved tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia. It is known to have a fresh, camphor-like smell, and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Applied to the feet, tea tree oil can help fight the growth of microbes that cause foot odor, and its potent natural fragrance can help mask any existing foot odors you might have.

Peppermint oil has a long history of use in aromatherapy and as a folk medicine. Active chemicals in peppermint oil include terpenoids and flavonoids. Terpenoids add peppermint’s aromatic component, while flavonoids provide an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory component. These compounds help peppermint oil to retard microbial growth and mask any foot odors with a pleasant smell, while also helping to relive inflammation of your tired feet.

Baking soda is an awesome odor absorber, as you might know from using it in your fridge or somewhere else smelly.  The baking soda is what does all the hard work in this homemade shoe deodorizer.  It will pull whatever nasty odors might be hiding inside of your shoes. Just do not forget to remove the baking soda from inside the shoes in the morning otherwise you might have some trouble explaining why you have some white particles on your socks or feet.

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