Sunday, February 18, 2018
DIY Homemade Carpet Deodorizer
We live on a farm/homestead and my husband and teenage son do all the feeding and watering of all our farm animals; tend the garden; and take care of the property. They track in things all day and all night long. I can vacuum a few times a day but the carpets still smell. As you and I both know, carpets absorb ALL odors and instead of purchasing carpet deodorizers from the store, I prefer to make my own. My carpet deodorizer is fast & easy to make and uses all natural ingredients that leave a light, natural scent and not a heavily perfumed one and does not contain any harsh or harmful chemicals like the store bought kind do. It is so easy to do; it's inexpensive and is non-toxic!
To make this, all you do is place 1 cup of baking soda into a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle in 10 drops of orange essential oil and 5 drops of Tea Tree essential oil.
Stir well and pour the powder into a shaker jar.
To use, sprinkle over your carpet and let the powder sit for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, vacuum as usual.
Store the powder in a safe place, away from children, in a cool, dry place.
I have even used this in my mini-van and it does WONDERS! Another tip, sprinkle a bit into tennis shoes. After a full day of my teenage son wearing his shoes, they can become quite smelly but this stops the problem.
If you do not have any essential oils, you can used dried herbs. I like to use rosemary.
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