Everybody loves a good DIY ( do-it-yourself ) blog post and today I’ve got three great tips for shoe care using doTERRA essential oils and products. Over the years I’ve shared several DIY tips for all kinds of things but today I’m focusing on shoe care because I just got a stubborn stain off a canvas shoe using one of our products and it made my shoe look almost new again. Who wouldn’t want to learn this tip, and others?
How to get stains out of canvas shoes
When stains appear on canvas or fabric shoes it makes the shoe look older and dirty and no one likes walking around like that. One of doTERRA’s products, the On Guard Concentrated Cleaner, can easily and gently remove most stains by using just a little effort. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
Put a tiny drop of the cleaner on a damp cloth or sponge and gently rub the cleaner into the stain using circular motions. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then use another damp cloth to wipe away the cleaner and the stain in a few strokes. As the fabric dries you will see that the stain has been removed and the original color of the fabric hasn’t been dimmed. ( for more stubborn stains, repeat this process until the desired results are found )
Tea Bags & Odor Control
This is a popular tip for anyone who wears shoes and those that have tried this tip tell me it’s a keeper, for sure!
- doTERRA’s Purify Blend is a great oil for deodorizing, but Peppermint, Wild Orange, Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot, and Lemongrass are great choices too.
- Get 2 used tea bags that have been dried out.
- Put a drop or 2 of essential oil on each tea bag.
- Place a tea bag in each shoe & let sit overnight.
This will soak up odors and leave your shoes smelling fresh and clean. ~ You can use this tip safely as often as needed.
How to take gum off shoes with lemon essential oil
The other day I stepped in a glob of gum on the street and didn’t even flinch because I knew I had what I needed to get the gum off the bottom of my shoe. And because I carry our Lemon oil with me at all times, I sat in my car and wiped the mess away in minutes. Here’s how it’s done:
- Put a drop of the Lemon oil right on the gum or whatever sticky mess you’ve landed in.
- Let it sit for a few minutes & then wipe away with a paper towel or cloth.
- Repeat if needed but the results should be seen quickly.
You can use any other citrus oil that we have for similar results but make sure to use doTERRA’s oils because of the purity they provide. If you have questions or would like to set up a wholesale account, contact me directly or visit my website here: www.mydoterra.com/janatzinberg ~ I’ll look forward to hearing from you and helping in any way that I can!
Frequently Asked Questions About Essential Oils
Why doTERRA over other essential oil brands?
doTERRA offers the purest oils you can buy with no synthetics or fillers added. With doTERRA you’re getting the pure power of nature with zero side effects.
How Do I Use Essential Oils?
Topically ~ Applied right on the skin straight from the bottle or diluted with a carrier oil.
Aromatically ~ Diffusing in the air and inhaling right from the bottle.
Internally ~ Many of doTERRA’s oils are safe for internal use.
Can essential oils support the immune system?
Yes! We have several oils that can support our immune system, including our popular On Guard blend.
Does doTERRA offer oils/products for athletes?
Yes! We have pure options that every athlete will respond to positively.
I’m tired of taking pills for head tension. Are there Essential Oil options?
doTERRA has several oils, including our PastTense blend, that can ease tension just by applying topically.
I have 3 targets… Sleep Support, Digestive Support, & Weight Management. Can doTERRA help to support all of these?
We sure can! By starting off slow, we can introduce you to the top oils/products first and then go from there.
Is the statement, ‘ We’ve got an oil for that’, true in your view?
In the past 9 + years of sharing doTERRA, pretty much everyone has walked away satisfied!
What is the best way to contact you?
I’m always available by text, phone, or email.