Mar 16 2011

Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 2

 Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 2, shoes

Continuing from yesterday’s sachet tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make deodorant agents that goes inside the sachets. Don’t you worry if you have hesitations in using chemical-rich products; this deodorant uses natural ingredients only!

What You’ll Need

  • an old pair of tights
  • 2 or 3 essential oils of your choice
  • 6 tablespoons of baking soda


 Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 2, essential oil

1) Choose which essential oils you want to use. I picked lemon tea tree, lavender and eucalyptus oils.

 Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 2, baking soda

2) Put baking soda in a glass bowl, add 20 to 30 drops of essential oils in total, and mix well with a spoon. I put 10 drops of lemon tea tree oil, 10 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of eucalyptus oil.

 Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 2, tighs

3) Cut the foot off the tights, about 15 cm long. If you are like me and have holes at the end of the tights, use the mid section and tie a knot.

 Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 2, tighs2

4) Put the mixed baking soda in tights and tie the ends up.

 Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 2, bag

5) Put the tights in the sachets, and ta-da! You can now say good-bye to smelly shoes!

I’ve tried and tested this deodorant in my shoes and boots, and the scent of the oils faded away after about 3 months. When the scent fades, the deodorant effect fades, too; time to replace the baking soda.

If you don’t have a clue which essential oils to use, my recommendations are tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil. Tea tree oil has an excellent anti-bacterial effect, but the smell is pretty strong; that’s why I used lemon tea tree, which has the same anti-bacterial effect, but has lemon aroma. If you don’t have lemon tea tree oil, you could simply mix tea tree oil and lemon oil (it has bacteria-killing action too). Eucalyptus oil has a powerful odour eliminating effect, so it’s perfect for the project. Also, the baking soda cuts off dampness inside the shoes. Hope my tutorial was easy to follow!

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5 Commnents to “Good-Bye to Stinky Shoes Tutorial: Part 2”

  1. I love this idea, I actually love the smell of tea tree oil, I use it all the time.

  2. Thanks Emma! I know, the deodorant works miracles, doesn’t it? I no longer know how to live without them:)

  3. I make the exact same deodorant for my smelly shoes, and it works miracles! Only I never thought to put it in sachets; your idea is definitely cuter and more manageable (I used to rub the deodorant directly onto my feet). I will definitely try it, thank you for sharing!

  4. I’m really curious whether it worked on your hubby’s shoes or not (hope it did!) :) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I just made these for my hubby for his stinky shoes! Easy to do, I will do more in the future.

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