Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Greener Cleaners: Smelly, Dirty Shoes

« Feeding the Hungry, Not the Landfill | Main | Brain Tumor Survivor: ''World Was in Technicolor'' »

September 29, 2011

Greener Cleaners: Smelly, Dirty Shoes

shoes Household cleaning products can be dangerous for you and for nature. This week's tips are about how to get things sparkling using better options that you make yourself.

Tip #4: Deodorize and shine your shoes.

To make the surface of your shoes gleam, use a combination of olive oil and lemon juice. If your sneakers emit an offensive smell, Livestrong suggests using arrow root starch, potato starch, or corn starch and baking soda. Other sites suggest spraying your shoes with strong black tea so that tannin — a compound known for its leather-making and odor-busting properties — can suck up the odors. Just make sure you have dark shoes or don't mind staining the insides of them.

Tell us: How do you keep your shoes clean?


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Greener Cleaners: Smelly, Dirty Shoes:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...