Last year when we moved to DC and the fearsome winter started in my sweet husband surprised me with these fuzzy slippers. I’m one of those people that thinks that 60 degrees is too chilly and my hands and feet are always cold so the gesture was much appreciated! Over the winter months though I started to notice something not so sweet about my slippers-they started to stink. (How embarrassing!) It makes sense when you think about it-feet aren’t known for being pleasantly aromatic, but I was still super bummed out and started searching online for the best way to fix the issue. I found a ton of suggestions for How to Deodorize Fuzzy Slippers but some of them were straight crazy-including pouring cat litter in them, freezing them in the freezer, even spraying them with vodka…no thank you, I prefer my vodka in my cocktails! Finally I found what worked for me and wanted to share the quick tip with you today!
- 2 cups cornstarch
- 2 cups baking soda
- essential oil (optional)
It’s not rocket science here guys. Mix the cornstarch and baking soda together. The cornstarch absorbs moistness and the baking soda absorbs odor. If you’d like a little extra fragrance add a few drops of essential oils-not too much, just maybe 3-4 drops will do, you want to ensure your mixture is dry! I like to use Thieves oil from Young Living because of the clove smell and it’s power for fighting gunk! (More about Young Living here.)
Pour half the mixture in each slipper and place in a gallon sized plastic bag. Shake to thoroughly coat the slippers-you want to make sure the mixture gets in the depths of that glorious fuzzy lining! Allow to sit overnight and then shake out the remainder into the trash. That’s it! Stink-free slippers while you sleep! No cat litter or cocktail wasting required!
Anybody else have stinky slipper syndrome?