Ugg boots, an Australian brand of "slipper" boots, are made with sheepskin. Because they are warm and toasty, the Ugg manufacturer website states that the boots are designed to be worn without socks. Unfortunately, when feet sweat inside of the boots, they begin to smell. Washing sheepskin in the washer is not an option as it may ruin the shape and material. Fortunately, removing smells from Ugg boots is not as difficult as you may think.
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Things you need
- Baking soda
- Essential oil
- New insoles
- Foot powder
Remove the insoles from the boots.
Mix 3 tbsp of baking soda with 3 tbsp of cornflour. Sprinkle half of the mixture into one boot, the other half into the other.
Stick your hand inside the boot and rub the cornflour/baking soda mixture into the bottom of the Uggs.
Allow the mixture to sit in the Uggs overnight.
Dump out the excess cornflour/baking soda mixture the following day. Replace the old insoles with new insoles.
Place a few drops of essential oil onto the insoles. Use your fingers to rub the essential oils into the insoles.
Repeat this procedure once a week to reduce odours.
Sprinkle the boots with foot powder each day before wearing them. This will help absorb some of the moisture inside of the boot throughout the day. Deodorising foot powders are also made and may help with odour control.
Tips and warnings
- Clean the outside of Ugg boots with a diluted sheepskin cleaner. Use a gentle motion when scrubbing to avoid ruining the material.
- Uggs are not waterproof although the sheepskin is designed to keep your feet dry from sweat. It is never a good idea to wear Uggs in the rain or snow. Although they may keep your feet warm, the water will soak through to your feet.
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