Shoes are the most comfortable and one of the most used footwears! Shoes are prone to bacterial and fungal growth and stink because they are covered and retain moisture in them. The smell of stinky shoes can be overwhelming and make you want to throw them away. Before you throw your stinky shoes and considering spending your money on new pairs, you need to check out the below simple and natural tricks to keep your shoes stink-free!
SOCKS TRICK: Make a mixture of baking soda, baking powder and corn starch. Put this in a pair of cotton socks and stick in the shoes overnight. It works like a charm and absorbs all the bad dour making your shoes smell fresh. You can also add few drops of essential oil in the mixture.
COFFEE FILTER TRICK: Fill a coffee filter with baking soda along with few drops of essential oil and leave it in your shoes overnight to absorb odor.
CITRUS PEELS TRICK: For this trick, you can use lemon peels, tangerine peels, orange peels or any other citrus peels individually or a mixture of them all. Make sure you use dried peels. Simply toss them into your shoes and keep it overnight. Remove and discard the next day.
ESSENTIAL OILS TRICK: Grab lavender essential oil or lemon essential oil and simply put few drops of it inside the shoes at night. Your shoes will be fresh smelling by morning.
Vanilla extract trick: Add few drops of vanilla extract on newspaper, stuff your shoes with crumpled up newspaper and leave in a few hours they will be dry and will be ready to wear. More: Natural shoe deodorizer >>