Did you think only boys have stinky socks and sneakers? Well, I did, until I had granddaughters. I have one with THE stinkyest (is that a word) sneakers ever. This summer has been spent in flip flops and sandals, so I haven’t had to suffer through those shoes when they come off after school. But…..school is in session so I have decided to create some sneaker stuffers she can put in her shoes when she comes home from school.
Here’s a couple of easy recipes to create stinky sneaker sachets. I have both muslin bags and the heat sealable teabags. Some like the teabags, because they won’t allow the baking soda to “sneak” out and into your shoes. Personally, I think a little of the baking soda on socks is not a bad idea.
You will need:
Baking soda: I used one cup
Anti-bacterial essential oils: Individually or a combination of any you have.
I also had lavender buds from my garden, so I threw a couple of tablespoon on those in. Dried sage leaves and dried peppermint would also be good choices for odor control.
Add about 20 drops of essential oils ( total of either or all the above oils) to the baking soda. Stir. Add dried herbs if you have. Fill the muslin bags and pull the strings tightly. If you are using the heat sealable tea bags, you can fill them and seal with a hot iron.
You can also make a spray to spritz the shoes inside and let dry overnight. (It may not be a bad idea to spritz clean feet!)
You will need a clean spray bottle. Add 20-30 drops of the above essential oils (total). Shake and spritz. (Be sure to label and keep out of the reach of little hands.)
I decided to put a couple in my work clogs. Not that my shoes are stinky.