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This Shark Tank Invention Eliminates Nasty Odors For Good

June 15, 2020

My name is Krista Woods – I’m a mother of 3 and the founder of StankStix.

My product is like a “mousetrap for odors”. You simply place it near the source of the stink and wait 24 hours. In that time, StankStix naturally attracts odor-causing bacteria – then traps it inside and kills it.

It’s the first and only non-toxic, chemical-free product in its class.

My friends told me it was an obvious choice for the investors on Shark Tank…But for almost 2 years, I said NO.

Then I realized that was my fears talking… so I went on. And I’m extremely grateful I did.

But before I tell you exactly what happened, let’s go back a few years…

If you’ve ever been driven mad by nasty odors, you’ll love how this story ends…

It all started after my eldest son’s first LaCrosse practice. I’ll never forget that disgusting smell. “The wet stink.” (Imagine the inside of a sweaty shoe… you can feel it, can’t you?)

I spent months trying to get rid of that disgusting odor. I tried every spray, wash, chemical, and trick – but NOTHING worked.

That’s because the odor was literally LIVING in their shoes and gear…

I needed something that fixed the SOURCE of the problem. (Bonus points if it’s easy to use.)

Since nothing like this existed in the market, I invented StankStix.

I couldn’t believe this didn’t already exist…

To me, the most shocking part about creating StankStix is that that nothing like them existed.

(Cleaning supplies are a multi-billion dollar industry – but I guess it took a frustrated mother of 3 to introduce a solution that people like me actually WANT.)

In fact, my deodorizing sticks are unique in THREE ways:

First, our patent-pending SilverSeal™ technology. 

That’s right – the secret ingredient is Silver.

I spent years developing this until it was absolutely PERFECT.

Silver has natural antimicrobial properties that are scientifically proven to stop bacteria growth.

StankStix is infused with this powerful, natural ingredient and other plant-based oils.

No other product has this unique formula. That’s why StankStix work faster and better than anything you’ve ever seen!

Second, the non-toxic deodorizing inserts.

Unlike other cleaners, they absorb moisture on the inside, removing odor from things like shoes… athletic gear… your car… laundry baskets… trash cans… anywhere moisture gets trapped.

(Fun fact: Our product used to be called GloveStix, since they were designed for my son’s LaCrosse gloves. But people kept sending us stories of how they worked for pretty much EVERYTHING… so we changed the name to StankStix!)

Third, StankStix are designed to be the last deodorizing solution you’ll ever need.

They’re made with 100% non-toxic materials that last for 10 years – just replace the inserts every few months and you’re good to go!

The reason my sticks work while other solutions don’t

The problem with most cleaning solutions is that they don’t remove the source of the odor.

They just mask the scent… while odor-causing bacteria like E.coli, MRSA, staph, mold, mildew continue to grow inside.

Think about it… that’s what’s living in your shoes, your laundry room, your car…

When we tried the first prototype, it was like magic.

You really do just put the sticks in… and they get the stink out! No weird masking scents like “rose bush” or “cedar tree” (like other chemical-filled products) – my sticks simply remove the smell so it just smells clean again.

Now, back to Shark Tank…

Going on was intense. I prepared with my husband and kids for months.

The sharks GRILLED me. They said I was a perfectionist. (Is that such a bad thing?)

I almost had a breakdown…

But baseball star Alex Rodriguez broke the ice.

He said I “struck a chord with every nerve in his body” – can you believe that?!

He wished his locker room mates used my product. And then…

Alex Rodriguez and Lori Greiner invested $150,000 in StankStix!

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We haven’t looked back since.

My sticks have been featured on FOX, NBC and dozens of other news outlets…

We’ve even won 5 innovation awards, including the Today Show’s “The Next Big Thing”!

UPDATE: StankStix Are Finally Back In Stock!

StankStix have ended my family’s battle with odor, and now I want them to do the same for you!

I’m running a limited-time promotion on our official site for up to $60 off the regular price.

Join the thousands of us who are ditching chemicals and fighting odor at the source – living cleaner, healthier lives as a result.

Here’s Why Customers Love StankStix…

90% of StankSix customers give us 5 stars! 

Worth every penny. I wear my work boots 14+ hours a day, 6-7 days a week. I put the sticks in my boots as soon as I got them, and by the next morning the odor had decreased significantly. After using them for about 3 days, the odor was gone. I work in the restoration industry so I spend a fair amount of time working in wet boots, so needless to say they had a pretty strong funk to them.
Nothing had worked to remove odors. After a few uses, the odor was absolutely neutralized. And I emphasize neutralized. The product does not just mask the odor with some overpowering scent. I would definitely recommend.
I have 2 stinky hockey players, and I'm very lucky I found you at a tourney.... Bought some & used them that tourney & every since! These are AMAZING... After a long weekend of games at a tourney.... Driving 3 - 4 hrs. Home.... Leaving the bag unpacked for a day b/c you forgot & open the bag....ODORLESS! Yep no stink! I support these 100% easy & quick... 1 of my favorite products.
I seriously tried everything. This product is amazing and has completely eliminated the smell…and I mean…SMELL! Worth every penny, only regret is I didn’t find it sooner!
I love, love this product. It’s easy to use and it works! This is an amazing product! My son’s basketball coach recommended we try this and boy, do I wish we had tried it sooner!
I love, love this product. It’s easy to use and it works! This is an amazing product! My son’s basketball coach recommended we try this and boy, do I wish we had tried it sooner!
PHENOMENAL!!! The stink disappears!! These make post lacrosse tournament car rides soooo much nicer! We bought two -- one for the gloves and another for cleats!
They work great in Hockey gloves! We’ve had ours for a while now and they make a world of difference in the gloves and overall in the hockey bag.



The antimicrobial protection in the stix will inhibit 99.9% of odor causing bacteria growth for a 10-year period. The inserts should be replaced approx. every 90 days for optimum performance. This of course depends on use, how much moisture they are absorbing and what they are being used in but our average customer is 3-4 months.


NO MORE chemical sprays, NO MORE laying in the sun, NO MORE freezer, NO MORE tricks, nose plugs or gagging! Simply place the stix inside your gear (or if they are for your kids they are easy for them to do it themselves) immediately after use and let them do the work for you! They will inhibit 99.9% of odor causing bacteria in 24 hours while also absorbing moisture and deodorizing. When the gear is not in use, and filled with moisture keep the stix in, that’s when they do their best work!


We listen to our customers and thankfully get tons of feedback. Most customers tell us they notice a difference in as little as 24 hours but within a week of using the stix, we have made some of the worst smells go away. Some of the oldest foulest funk is gone within 2 weeks of use!


They are not just for sports, we even have TONS of customers who use them in gardening gloves, UGG boots, slippers, work boots, military gear, police gear, fire gear, garbage pails, drawers, you name it!


Yes of course! If for any reason you are not happy with your product or purchase within the first 30 days please contact [email protected] for a FULL money back guarantee on the product. Your stink is our first priority so if we cant do the job, please send it back!