There is a simple solution to keep your family’s shoes smelling fresh and not stinky, you can make your own shoe powder; it’s easy, cheap and effective.

DIY shoe powder


  • 1/2 a cup of cornflour
  • 1/4 cup of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 5 drops of essential oil (optional)


  1. Add all the ingredients to a zip lock bag or container and mix to combine.
  2. Sprinkle a pinch in each shoes every morning or every week as required to keep your shoes smelling super fresh.

If your shoes are already smelly, you may like to add extra and leave overnight and then shake off the excess in the morning.

Watch the YouTube video to see how easy it is to make:

This is perfect for the kids smelly school and sports sneakers to keep them fresh all year round, no more stinky shoes at your house!

I use this on the kids’ school and sports shoes and they do not smell at all!

Try it out and let me know how you go. Please add comment below.

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  • Thankfully I dont have this issue. Phew


  • my girl’s shoes stink!


  • What a great little shoe recipe lol.


  • I have tried this before and it works well :)


  • Being an active family stinky shoes is something I have been trying to tackle for awhile now.
    I have purchased expensive fix-its from the sports shop just to be greatly disappointed.
    I will be trying this!
    Thank you so much for sharing.


  • The boys in my house need this thank you for posting


  • There are several people in my household who would benefit from this!!


  • Definetly a great idea for kids school shoes.


  • Awesome! Will be trying this!


  • Thank you. I’ll definitely be sharing this with my hubby and teenage son.


  • Very clever ! I should make it for my hub’s stinky shoes ;)


  • What a great but simple idea. I’ll be trying this out soon.


  • That’s a fantastic idea. Thank you


  • Lovely idea. And I gave a look to the channel of the girl in the video, and it’s really amazing!! She gives a lot of wonderful tips!!


  • Great idea to make your own. thanks


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