Things You'll Need
Powdered bleach-free laundry detergent
Tea tree oil
When summer comes and the sun is out in all its glory, it's only natural to want to keep as cool as possible. Flip-flops are often preferred, as they allow your feet to get air and keep cool. When flip-flops are worn often, they become dirty easily, which eventually leads to an unpleasant odor. Keeping your flip-flops clean is important not only for aesthetic reasons, but to help eliminate and prevent odors and potential foot infections.
Rinse the flip-flops under warm running water. Use a brush to help dislodge stubborn dirt and debris.
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Sprinkle a powdered bleach-free laundry detergent over the flip-flops liberally.
Scrub the flip-flops with a small brush such as an old toothbrush.
Rinse the flip-flops again under running water to eliminate the residual soap and dirt.
Mix 2 tbsp. of tea tree oil into 1 cup of warm water in a spray bottle.
Take the flip-flops outside and saturate them with the solution.
Set the flip-flops outside in the sunlight to air-dry for at least an hour.
Sprinkle baking soda over the flip-flops if any lingering odors persist and leave it overnight. Shake off the baking soda into the trash in the morning.
Avoid using harsh chemicals when cleaning your flip-flops, as this can lead to skin irritation later.