Use Tea Bags In Shoes To Remove Bad Odors

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer With Tea Bags

Using Tea Bags To Deodorize Smelly Shoes

I don’t have crazy stinky feet or anything, but having nice fresh smelling shoes is oh so nice!  I’m always in the market for natural shoe deodorizer recipes that will make my world smell a bit better so I decided to try this new method for deodorizing shoes.

It turns out tea bags are a great solution for a simple homemade shoe deodorizer without having go wash the shoes.

The best part about using tea bags to deodorize your shoes is that you can pick any flavor, or should I say scent, of tea bag that you want.  Apple spice, peppermint, or lavender scented shoes anyone?

I say, yes please!

I figured I’d test out this new shoe deodorizing remedy with a few bags of mint tea since I’ve always got a few boxes of that laying around and, hey, minty shoes sound/smell pretty good to me!

How To Make Scented Homemade Deodorant Powder With Essential Oils

homemade deodorant powder

Homemade Deodorant Powder With Essential Oils

I’ve tried a couple homemade deodorant powders here on The Homemade Experiment.  I’ve tried just using Arrowroot Powder as Deodorant which actually works well. I’ve tried a combination of Arrowroot Powder and Baking Soda Deodorant Powder which works really well.

For this recipe I’m taking it one step further and adding in some essential oils.  We’re going beyond works well with this one into the realm of smells good too!

I’m not an essential oil expert, but I do know that depending on what essential oils you add you can get benefits ranging from wonderful scents to anti-microbial effects which can help cut down on the stink!  So depending on what essential oils you use you can make the perfect deodorant powder with this recipe.

Without further ado, here’s how to make homemade deodorant powder with baking soda, arrowroot powder, and essential oils. …

Do Wool Dryer Balls Work & How To Use Them

how to use wool dryer balls

I remember seeing people use dryer balls when I was a kid. I remember thinking that friend’s parents were a little crazy because they were chucking her kids toy balls into the dryer with the laundry.

I never put too much thought into using dryer balls myself.  They are just one of those things in life that I would see other people using, but never once considered there might be a place for them in my own life, as silly as that sounds.

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer Sachets

homemade shoe deodorizer pouches

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer Sachets

I recently did a post on how to make your own homemade shoe deodorizer powder which works great.  But there are some shoes that I wouldn’t ever want to dump a load of powder into, and I’m sure you probably do too.

So to solve that problem, I came up with my own solution for homemade shoe deodorizers which doesn’t require you to pour powder into you shoes to get those unpleasant smells out.  Instead the end result is a tidy little bundle that works just as well and looks a lot nicer than a pile of powder too, and you can make them in whatever fabric you like. This is one of my all-time favorite smelly shoe odor remedies!

Time: 10 – 15 minutes …

Best Zero Waste Hand Sanitizers 2020

If you’re in need of some hand sanitizer – and quick! – for those times it’s inconvenient or downright impossible to wash your hands, it can be tempting to break your zero waste vows and buy a bottle of Purell or some of those tiny, glittery, super-scented, plastic bottles of brightly colored sanitizers at your local mall. But, never fear, we’ve found some quality places online to find zero waste hand sanitizer so that you won’t have to stoop so low!

Best Vegan Makeup At Ulta 2020

The Best Vegan Makeup At Ulta

Going vegan or maintaining a vegan lifestyle is simpler than ever before with more and more beauty brands committing to producing not just cruelty-free cosmetics, but 100% vegan makeup. Cruelty-free generally means the brand does not conduct any testing of their finished products on animals. Vegan or Vegan Friendly products should have no ingredients that are sourced from an animal or any by-products of an animal (such as hair from a mammal for makeup brushes or beeswax as an ingredient in cosmetics, etc).

Best Zero Waste Dry Shampoos 2020

Best Zero Waste Dry Shampoos

We all know that washing your hair on the daily is a big no-no if want to keep your hair healthy. Constant shampooing strips hair of its natural oils, dries it out, and causes it to over-produce oil. Yuck! Nobody likes a greasy scalp. Thankfully, we can get around this hair-do drama by skipping a couple washes per week and using a quality dry shampoo to keep hair looking fluffy and fabulous.