If you have kids or pets and a home with carpet, chances are you need a carpet freshener. Make your own DIY Carpet Freshener with this tutorial made with just two ingredients.
Okay, admit it. Do you take off your shoes at home? I’m originally from Hawaii, so it was like the state motto. I even hung a sign outside my house that said, “Please remove your shoes” for my friends in the mainland who weren’t aware of the custom. But after years of living in California, even I admit that I’ve walked on my carpet more than I like to admit. Plus, I’ve got kids. And even with them walking around without shoes my carpets still manage to get a funky odor here and there.
That’s why I’m loving this DIY Carpet Freshener made with just two simple ingredients. It’s the easy solution to deodorize carpets – making it smell clean and fresh.
This recipe is so much better than the store-bought carpet fresheners because it doesn’t have those artificial scents – which are far from natural. Companies don’t have to disclose exactly what’s in their fragrance blend because it’s a proprietary or company secret. So that one ingredients labeled as fragrance could actually contain 200 different chemicals to make up that scent. Artificial scents have been linked to asthma, allergies and other respiratory issues.
Um, no thanks. I’m going to help you keep it natural and deodorize those carpets with just two simple ingredients. You ready for it?
DIY Carpet Freshener
About the Ingredients
- Baking soda is a natural deodorizer. When you sprinkle it on carpets, it will help to absorb odors and will be removed when you vacuum.
- Essential oils provide a natural scent and can help to deodorize as well. I love to use Orange because it has such a natural, fresh scent. But the blend Purification (made with citronella, rosemary, lemongrass, tea tree, lavandin, and myrtle essential oils) is really very effective in purifying and removing odors for carpets, laundry, etc.
- In a large mixing bowl, add essential oils and entire box of baking soda. Mix well.
- Generously sprinkle baking soda mixture on carpets. Leave on carpets for one hour to allow mixture to absorb odors and naturally clean carpets.
- Use a vacuum to clean up baking soda mixture. Your carpets should smell like lemon and citronella.
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