Introduction: Shoe Odor Eaters

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The other day I started to notice my shoe closet starting to smell a little. The mixture of odors in the small area was creating a less than desirable smell. So I started to look for a great way to create a shoe odor eater to get keep the shoe smell under control. I was able to find a great recipe to make my own cheap odor eaters and keep my shoe closet smelling nice and clean.

Step 1: Supplies

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Here are some of the supplies that are needed to make shoe odor eaters

Baking Soda

Essential Oil - Found in the soap section of any craft store

Fabric Scraps - My scraps were about 5" wide and 18" long

Step 2: Mix Ingredients

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Start by mixing the baking soda and essential oil

First put in 6 Tbsps of baking soda into a bowl

Then add between 20 to 30 drops of essential oil.

Mix thoroughly.

(This will make between 4 to 6 odor eaters depending on how much you choose to scoop into them)

Step 3: Add Mixture to Fabric

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Now its time to add your odor eater mixture to the fabric

Start by rolling the fabric so it is about 1.5" wide and tie a knot at the top.

Open the fabric and scoop the desired amount of odor eater mixture in.

Roll the odor eater mixture in the fabric and knot the other side.

There should be about half the fabric left. Fold up the remaining fabric and wrap it around your current fabric ball, knotting at the top. This will add extra protection to keep the odor eater mixture from falling out.

Step 4: Use

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Now just throw them in your smelly shoes and go. The odor eater will eliminate the odors and leave some nice smelling shoes. I was very happy with the results.

These homemade shoe odor eaters do a very good job and leave a pleasant but not overpowering scent.



shellhahn made it! (author)2016-07-17

I used a couple old socks, cut them about halfway across the foot and used the toe portion to contain the baking soda mixture, then tied them off with a strip of fabric. I think I used more essential oil than it really needed; I think my whole closet may smell like lavender now. :)

gralan (author)2016-05-03

What a great idea. When finished, you can use it to make a paste and help clean up old tools or such. What a country!

I'm going to try this today.

Street-Wise Irish (author)2015-12-28

Nice job

DeborahW7 (author)2015-08-26

Cool idea - how long do they work until the baking soda needs to be replaced?

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