Things you will need:
- A pair of spare socks
- Rubber bands
- Baking soda
- Tea tree essential oil
It’s finally the weekend! The most awaited time of most, especially those who work long hours during the week. Finally, you can rest your tired feet, legs, and body. But what about your shoes? After a long week of walking and running around, your shoes are also dead tired. How do you know it? They smell bad and it’s because of your sweaty feet while wearing them. There are also times when it rains and you can’t avoid your shoes and feet from getting wet. Our feet then become a breeding ground for smelly bacteria. These bacteria live on our feet, socks, and shoes.
Just like our feet, it’s important to give our shoes a break. And the perfect time to do this is during the weekend! Let your shoe rest and air out so that the bacteria will die. There are also better steps that you can take to remove the bad smell and deodorize your shoes. After all, it’s better to wear good-smelling shoes right?
Essential oils can be used to naturally eliminate bad odor and deodorize smelly shoes. Tea tree essential oil is one of the best natural deodorizers. Also known as melaleuca oil, it is distilled from the leaves of the Australian paperbark tree. Tea tree essential oil is popular for its antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiseptic properties. Because of these, tea tree essential oil is commonly used in beauty products. It is also a versatile and safe oil to use for cleaning around the house. When used in deodorizing smelly shoes, tea tree essential oil neutralizes the unpleasant odor and helps kill the bacteria.
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate is not only used in baking. It is a very popular cleaning agent in the household because it can absorb odor-causing moisture.
It’s pretty easy to deodorize smelly shoes. It also takes a few minutes of your time to do so.
1. Fill each sock with a handful of baking soda.
2. Add 5 drops of tea tree essential oil to the baking soda.
3. Use a rubber band to tie the sock off.
4. Place the sock into the smelly shoe and leave for a few hours.
Now you can enjoy the pleasant smell of your shoes when you wear them.
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