Smelly shoes can be a real stinker of a problem for your nose and your pocketbook. While commercial deodorizers may promise a quick fix, they often come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, there's a budget-friendly, DIY solution that harnesses the deodorizing power of common products you already have at home.
With just four handy household items – baking soda, coffee filters, essential oils, and a trusty rubber band – you can bid farewell to stinky shoes without spending your precious pennies on fancy store-bought remedies. Here’s how to deodorize smelly shoes at home in a few simple steps.
How to deodorize smelly shoes at home
Coffee filter (disposable or compostable)
Essential oils of choice
Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the coffee filter.
Enhance the mixture with a few drops of essential oil like lemon or tea tree.
Fasten the coffee filter securely with a rubber band.
Place the prepared sachet inside your shoes overnight to effectively eliminate odors.
Keep in mind that the baking soda sachet can be reused multiple times for ongoing odor control.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: How to get smell out of shoes