In my ongoing saga to find the best shoe odor eliminators, this week I tried making my own homemade activated charcoal shoe deodorizers. Charcoal has long been used as an absorber of nastiness from being used in medicine to treat various types of poisoning (more on that here in a dense medical research paper), filtering filtering water and alcohol, as well as dozens of other uses. I’d seen some fancy pants charcoal shoe deodorizers for sale on Amazon from Moso Natural which look great. In the end I decided to make my own charcoal shoe deodorizers with some handy supplies I had laying around. These are a great shoe deodorizer option if you are looking for a diy shoe deodorizer without baking soda.
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 something 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!
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.
If you suffer from stinky feet, or just want to keep your shoes smelling fresh, then this homemade shoe deodorizer is the solution for you to remove odor from shoes. I personally don’t have stinky feet, but even those with the best smelling feet will end up with stink shoes.
This simple to make diy shoe deodorizer only uses two ingredients, works awesome, and takes virtually no time to make.
If you don’t want to pour powder straight into your shoes I have another post coming soon that solves that very problem, so check back soon, or subscribe to my emails (no spam, I promise) for updates.