One of the great strengths of Diatomaceous Earth is its absorbent, porous structure. The porous structure of DE allows it to absorb unwanted odors. By simply placing a small, open container of diatomaceous earth in the vicinity of a bad smell, you can both deodorize and prevent the smell from returning.
Read the instructions below for ways to use this natural deodorizer for your shoes.
You Will Need:
- Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
- A Vacuum
- 12-48 hours
Take the pair(s) of shoes in question and remove their insoles (if possible)
If you have removed the insoles (and they are not gel-based) take a small amount of DE and massage it into the insole.
Dust the inside of your shoe with 1-3 tablespoons of DE.
Leave your shoes (and insoles) alone for 12 to 48 hours.
Using the vacuum to help you, remove the DE from the inside of your shoes (and insoles).
Repeat as often as needed.