Homemade Carpet FreshI love, love this all natural recipe for Homemade Carpet Fresh. Carpet fresheners are basically, a scented-type powder that you sprinkle on your carpet, let sit, then vacuum up; leaving your carpet smelling fresh!
I originally found this idea on Craft Gossip. However, there are many bloggers posting various recipes for homemade carpet fresheners. Basically, they all seem to say to use baking soda and between 20 and 26 drops of essential oils of your choice. Some have you shaking the ingredients in large zip-lock bags, some just stirring. I prefer to use the good-old-fashioned flour sifter because it truly incorporates the oils into the baking soda perfectly.
Homemade Carpet Fresh Ingredients
- Baking soda
- Essential oils of your choice
- One 1-Cup mixing cup
- Flour sifter
- Two large mixing bowls
- Shaker jar or canning jar with lid
- Hammer and large nail to poke holes in lid, if using canning jar
My Favorite Combination
1 cup baking soda
10 drops Sweet Orange Oil
6 drops Ylang Ylang
4 drops Patchouli
Pour 1 cup baking soda into large mixing bowl
To use: Sprinkle on carpet, wait 15 minutes and then vacuum up. It leaves your vacuum smelling wonderful too!
*** WARNING! CAUTION! *** Essential Oils can be toxic to CATS! And some to dogs, as well. Please do your own research on which oils are toxic and under what circumstances. Ask your vet or research on line. I have a cat and I am very careful with my essential oils and cleaning products around her. Never spray the pillow she may sleep on, etc...