Stinky shoes are an ongoing problem for many. Well, we’ve got something to help you get rid of smelly shoes. It’s a quick DIY Sachet you can make in a couple minutes. We’ve tackled the foot odor issue before with Cure Smelly Feet Naturally which not only has a spray but some interesting sachets. These sachets are a lot larger and will be a bit more powerful for removing odor. They make use of baking soda which is known for it’s odor absorbing properties.1
I learned years go from my mom to stick an open top box of baking soda in my fridge to help keep it smelling good. Every three months we would toss the old box out and add a new one. The sachets are also refillable.
Shoe Sachet Supplies
- Adult socks Use any color or pattern you like!
- Rubber bands
- Ribbon or string
- Baking Soda This absorbs absorbs wonderfully!
- Tea Tree Oil OPTIONAL but since you have some you might as well use it for it’s anti-fungal properties.
- Bling OPTIONAL for those of you who like to go extra fancy! i.e. flowers, buttons, beads etc.
- Drinking Glass (for filling sock)
- Pinking Shears (Optional but can help with certain fabrics to keep the tops from unraveling)
Cut sock as shown. If you’re using a tube sock you can make them longer if desired.
Gather the supplies needed.
Cut the sock about an inch above the heel. It will be trimmed later. For tube socks cut about 7″ up from the toe.
Throw the top part of the sock away.
Use a drinking cup that is normal size in diameter or smaller. Put the sock down into it.
Pull the edges down just over the cup. I’d suggest putting a rubber band around it otherwise the sock might slip off the cup.
Fill the sock with approximately 1/2 cup baking soda. You can use more if you want a longer sachet.
The key is to get it a nice size that fits down into the shoe while keeping enough sticking up on top to tie.
Place a rubber band down close to the squished ball of baking soda.
Cut the top to the length you want sticking up, if its too long. Some socks may fray a little, so feel free to use pinking shears on the end. To add flowers slide the stems down under the rubber band.
Next, tie the ribbon around the sock, over the rubber band and make a bow. These are meant to be refillable as the baking soda typically needs changed every 3 months.
We also did a masculine set using help string.
We threaded a bead on each end.
Then tie each end so the bead won’t fall off.
You’ll make two of each type, of course. Stick them down into each shoe and that’s how you get rid of smelly shoes! The soda should be changed every 3 months as it becomes saturated with the odors from the shoes.