These Interfacing Deodorizing Sachets are inexpensive and quick. I made these in less than 10 minutes, after gathering supplies. See the supply affiliate links for recommended products.
I have a small bag of interfacing scraps in my sewing closet. They really aren’t big enough to do much with, but the hoarder in me can’t throw them away. I’ve heard of people making cloth sachets with baking soda and essential oils, and when I stumbled across these interfacing scraps I thought that they would make a good material for a quick and easy disposable sachet. These Interfacing Deodorizing Sachets are not leak proof. Interfacing material is thin, but it is not completely porous. As in, the baking soda mixture doesn’t just leak out into the shoe. But there will be some residue wherever these are used. They are great for items (like shoes) that need a strong deodorizing scent without pouring straight baking soda into the shoe.
- Sewing machine
- Hand sewing needle
- Interfacing scraps
- Baking Soda
- Peppermint Essential Oil
Mix 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup cornstarch together. Add 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. Combine completely with a plastic spoon. Essential oils are not made to be digested, so I do not recommend using the tools for food prep any more after mixing this. I always use disposable items or dedicated bowls that are only for essential oil projects.
Cut a rectangle of interfacing. Mine were about 3×6. I didn’t even measure them– just snipped off some from a larger piece.
Fold the rectangle in half. Use the sewing machine and thread to sew up the sides, leaving the top open.
Turn the packet right side out.
Carefully pour the baking soda mixture into the packet. Fill the packet about half way.
Sew the end closed, using a needle and thread. You don’t want to risk pouring the baking soda mixture all over your sewing machine.
Use these in shoes and other especially stinky items. Once the scent has gone, you can toss these since they are so inexpensive!