Deodorize Your Shoes With This Simple Lavender Essential Oil Recipe

Smelly shoes and feet are quite an embarrassment. When you have this issue, it becomes very hard for you to fit in especially in areas where you need to remove your shoes. Your home will also become unbearable for others every time you remove your shoes and you might need to leave them and your socks outside to give everyone peace. There are so many reasons behind smelly shoes and some of the most obvious are poor cleaning care for the shoes and wearing the same pair of shoes over and over.

With this said, there are simple remedies to keep your shoes smelling fresh such as alternating between several pairs in a week and ensuring that your shoes remain dry and air out whenever it is possible. You also should wear clean socks and keep your feet dry and clean when wearing your shoes to enjoy better results. But for those people who have to wear the same shoe day in a day out and are already suffering from shoe odor, a simple homemade shoe deodorizing powder can rescue you from the embarrassing situation.

Lavender is one of the most commonly used essential oil and in this case it is the preferred essential oil of use. It has properties that fight the root cause of the odor and the pleasant scent of the oil makes it an even better remedy for the situation. Used together with other suitable ingredients, you will love what the lavender shoe deodorizer will do for you.


In a bowl, mix 4 tablespoons of non-GMO cornstarch and 4 tablespoons of baking soda.

After mixing properly, gradually start adding 6 drops of lavender essential oil and stir to incorporate the oil.

Put in a powder sifter container that is airtight for use later or immediately.

Directions of use

Now that you have your shoe deodorizing powder ready, your next step is to start using it to eliminate the unpleasant odors you have been dealing with.

Sprinkle a reasonable amount of the powder lightly into your shoes preferably in the evenings or during those times that you are not wearing the shoes for several hours.

When it is time to wear your shoes, take them outside and carefully turn them upside down and tap the soles gently to remove the powder from the interior parts of the shoes.

If your shoes have outer surfaces that are sensitive and fragile, be careful not to get the powder onto the surfaces when putting or removing the powder from your shoes. The essential oils are potent and could be harmful to certain surfaces.

Use the powder on a regular basis to naturally deodorize shoes that seem to have the odor issue. You should see a gradual change with the shoe odor, giving you confidence even when you are in situations where you are required to remove your shoes, especially in public. It is one of the simplest and most beneficial fixes for unpleasant shoe odors experienced by many.


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