Homemade Odor Eaters

Odor-Eaters are powders, inserts and other products you can use on your feet or in your shoes to keep them dry and odor-free.

Switching shoes every day will  help avoid odors.Switching shoes every day will help avoid odors.
Home remedies will help with the problems of stinky feet and odorous shoes and will save you money. Keeping your feet clean and switching shoes every day in order to give them time to air out is vital to help avoid foot odors and will extend the life of your shoes.

Mix together a cup of either baking soda or cornstarch with a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil. Citrus or peppermint flavors are popular scents. Store it in a plastic container with a lid.

Sprinkle a couple of tsp. of the mixture in your shoes each night and shake it around to spread it throughout the shoe. Dump the mixture into a trash can each morning.

Create homemade sachets for your shoes by cutting off the feet of pantyhose or nylon stockings, according to the FC&A Publishing's "Old Fashioned Cures and Proven Home Remedies." Tie a knot in the top of the hosiery after filling it with the scented powder. Once the sachet loses its pleasant scent, toss it out and make a new homemade odor eater.

Things You Will Need

  • Baking soda or cornstarch
  • Essential oil
  • Old pair of pantyhose or nylon stockings

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