There are times when a simple vacuum just won’t do. You know you need a little something extra to get your carpet smelling fresh again but you don’t want to introduce toxins into your home.
Benefit your health, save money, and lessen the environmental impact by making your own carpet freshener.
Sprinkle your carpet with my DIY baking soda based deodorant. The baking soda absorbs undesirable smells and leaves a fresh, clean scent behind.
This carpet freshener is simple to make and you probably already have all the ingredients you need.
- Add 2 cups baking soda to a bowl.
- Add 10-20 drops of essential oil, like lavender, peppermint, or lemon.*
- Stir to combine.
- Store your baking soda mixture in a mason jar or other container.
- Sprinkle carpet deodorizer evenly on carpets.
- Wait two hours before vacuuming.
* Most essential oils are generally safe to use, but we need to remember, that even though the oils are natural, they are highly concentrated and need to be treated and used with respect. It is important to understand the natural power behind each one.
Consider this: We can eat dark chocolate and grapes, yet to a dog they are toxic. Not everything affects an adult the same as a child, and the same as a pet.
So, please choose essential oils that are considered safe for your individual home environment.
What I use and recommend:
Aromatic Essential Oils from the Lavender Flower (Lavendula angustifolia). They are known to create a sense of calm and relaxation, easing feelings of tension.
I found pure lavender essential oil to be soothing and safe to use around children and pets. This particular oil is produced following the strictest guidelines. I don’t recommend the cheaper brands that are easy to locate on store shelves. They are often diluted and have fillers and “fake” substances. So before you buy, do your research and make sure the oil you choose is the real thing, in its purest form.
I am sure you realize by now that safety and purity is important to me. The oils I use are 100% pure essential oils that follow strict seed-to-source standards, from growth in the field to harvest. They are then quarantined, inspected and tested by independent labs to ensure the purity meets the highest industry-leading standards.
Three of my favorite oils:
Arbonne’s Pure Essential Oils
Ways to use and store your carpet deodorizer:
- You could use a fine mesh sieve or strainer to sprinkle carpet deodorant evenly.
- An old fashioned flour sifter will also serve well.
- Another option would be to use a powdered sugar shaker (with lid would be nice).
- You can also turn a mason jar into a shaker. Remove the lid and ring. Replace the lid with a perforated cardboard or construction paper circle, fit to size. Replace ring.
Disclaimer: Safe to use does not mean, sprinkle the carpet with carpet deodorizer and have animals and children roll in it. 🤦♀️
Please read the Safety information about Essential Oils and pets