How to Make a Natural Shoe Deodorizer Sachet

Last Updated on

Posts may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated if you make a purchase using my link. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Check out these easy homemade shoe deodorizer sachets! With as many pairs of shoes as I have, I decided it was time to learn how to make a natural shoe deodorizer sachet. I love shoes and boots but there are times that shoes can get an off smell to them. I hate throwing shoes away, but it’s not like I can just throw my heels or boots in the washing machine.  

How to make a natural shoe deodorizer

Natural Shoe Deodorizer Sachet

Of course, the best thing to do is to not allow your shoes to have an odor, to begin with. You can do that in a few ways. You should always wear socks or stockings or even little peds between your bare skin and your shoes. That helps keep moisture out of the shoe itself which will help prevent any shoe odors.

You should also be sure that you allow your shoes to dry out thoroughly between each use. So, rather than wearing the same pair of sneakers or shoes to work each day, try alternating every other day so that they have time to air out. You can place dry, crumbled newspaper into your shoes that are damp to help draw out moisture.

shoes on a shelf

Homemade shoe deodorizer sachet 

It’s very easy to make a homemade shoe deodorizer sachet. Basically, you need to draw out the moisture and leave a natural scent behind that can discourage bacteria. It’s the bacteria in your shoes that causes an odor. That’s why it’s very important that your shoes dry out between uses. Bacteria thrive in warm moist environments. So, if your shoes are completely dry before you put them on again, it is more likely that the bacteria sill die.

Shoe deodorizer bags you can buy

If you’d prefer to buy shoe deodorizer bags instead of making your own, you can certainly do that. So, here are a few options.

lavender in a basket

Supplies (for one bag):

This is a baking soda shoe deodorizer that also uses cornstarch. And, the lavender essential oil will help discourage the growth of bacteria. If you want to use these with a more masculine scent, you can use cedarwood essential oil or tea tree essential oil. Make sure that you use essential oil and not fragrance oil. They are not the same thing.

Directions:

This tutorial for homemade shoe deodorizer sachet will make one bag. You can double or triple the ingredients to make more than one bag if you want to. 

  • Put the baking soda, cornstarch and essential oil in a small bowl. Stir until blended.
  • Spoon the mixture into your bag and tie it closed tightly.
  • In between uses, place the natural shoe deodorizer sachet into the toe of your shoe or boot.

How to make a natural shoe deodorizer

Baking soda can be used for many different things. It does a wonderful job of removing odors which is what it’s doing in this natural shoe deodorizer sachet. You can refresh the sachets as needed by emptying the contents, washing the bag and refilling it. Just make sure that the bag is completely dry before you fill it and reuse it again. 

If you want a DIY shoe deodorizer without baking soda, here are a few options that you can try. I find that baking soda works very well. And, it’s inexpensive to buy.  You can buy a larger size to use in cleaning and DIY projects. And, keep the smaller size in the refrigerator to bake and cook with.

Baking soda coffee filter shoes hack

Have you heard about the baking soda coffee filter shoes hack? Seriously, if you don’t have linen bags to work with, just put the baking soda in a coffee filter and tie it shut with a twist tie. Then slip it inside your shoes and wait. You could add essential oils if you wanted to as well.

Finally, If your shoes need a bit of sprucing up, check out how I get the soles of my athletic shoes white again. And, here are a few tips to care for your Converse sneakers.

Yield: 1

How to Make a Natural Shoe Deodorizer Sachet

How to Make a Natural Shoe Deodorizer Sachet

Learn how to make a natural shoe deodorizer sachet. This homemade shoe deodorizer sachet will keep your shoes smelling fresh.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10.00

Materials

  • Small linen bags
  • Ribbon to tie it closed
  • 1/8 cup of baking soda
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oil
  • Small bowl and spoon

Tools

  • none

Instructions

  1. Put the baking soda, cornstarch and essential oil in a small bowl. Stir until blended.
  2. Spoon the mixture into your bag and tie it closed tightly.
  3. In between uses, place the natural shoe deodorizer sachet into the toe of your shoe or boot.

Notes

You can use another type of essential oil if you prefer.