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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!

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    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. 

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 Stir well and pour the powder into a shaker jar.  

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     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.  

*****NOTE*****
     If you do not have any essential oils, you can used dried herbs.  I like to use rosemary.  

If you like this, you'd probably also like my recipe for Homemade Air Freshener!

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6 comments:

  1. Must do this with the car (I have 2 kids). Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I read that the tea tree oil is toxic to a cat

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    1. Yes, I read that too but I have used tea tree oil in my diffusers, etc. for the past 4 years and my 2 cats have never been affected. My vet says like all things, some are affected and some aren't. Use a bit of Frankincense in its place if you have cats.

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  3. With a bunch of boys running around, our carpets are the worst! I have tried store bought products before but it seem like only the carpet cleaners can get the carpets nice. I'll have to try this, especially since I have everything already! Thanks!

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    1. I hope you like how it works! So glad you stopped by!

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