How To Remove Odor From Shoes

How To Remove Odor From Shoes | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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The smell from the inside of your shoes can occur for many reasons, whether it’s an old shoe, or you just sweat through it from time to time. Natural Life on YouTube demonstrates how to remove the odor from your shoes. It can be embarrassing when someone bends over to grab something on the floor by your shoe, and they can smell the odor from your feet. I’m sure we all have a pair of sneakers that might smell disgusting. It doesn’t take much or any expensive products to remove the smell. Use baking soda is a cheap and easy option.


Use baking soda

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Measure out at least one tablespoon of baking soda into each shoe. You would need enough baking soda to cover the entire insole of the shoe. Shake the shoe to distribute the baking soda across the insole. Then, wait a few hours, preferably overnight to ensure that the baking soda steeps into the insoles of the shoe. You can also use baby powder to help if you do not have baking soda.

Once the time is up, dump the baking soda out over the trashcan or the sink. Repeat this baking soda method once a week if your shoes tend to get smelly often.

Use baking soda and essential oils

How To Remove Odor From Shoes - Use Baking soda and Essential Oils To Remove Smell
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Put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl and add 5 droplets of essential oils so the shoe can smell more refreshing.

Make shoe deodorizers

Find two clean socks that can be old or new, and fill the socks with baking soda. Tie the ends off with rubber bands or strings. Tuck each sock into each shoe, and you won’t have to worry about the baking soda particles getting everywhere. This will last a month, so you will have to change out the baking soda in time.

Continue to watch Natural Life on YouTube for more tips on how to remove odor from sandals too. Note: avoid leather shoes because it can cause the leather to become dry or brittle over time. A dryer sheet left in the shoe can help further freshen it up. Do not rub the baking soda into the shoe or you may have a hard time getting it out. Shake and jiggle the shoe to help spread.

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