Make this natural homemade carpet freshener and deodorize your carpets, mattresses, sofas, pet beds, and more with just 2 simple ingredients!
NOTE for cat owners: It is not recommended to use essential oils around cats because their liver is not able to metabolize the compounds found in essential oil. So the compounds accumulate in their system and can lead to liver failure. You can still use straight baking soda without the essential oils to freshen your carpets and rugs. It won’t leave a scent, but it will still absorb and eliminate odours. More info on cats and essential oils
This week we’re making a super simple homemade carpet freshener. With just baking soda and some essential oils, you can make one of these easy homemade room and carpet fresheners, and use them on your mattresses, sofas, pet beds, and any area that could use some freshening up!
Commercial carpet fresheners are filled with artificial fragrances that are so overpowering and let’s face it, they don’t really get rid of odours. Instead, they just mask the odours with a super-fruity, synthetic scent.
That’s not to mention all the health problems they can cause for some people, especially those with allergies and other sensitivities.
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How to Make Homemade Carpet Freshener
All you need is an old cheese shaker or mason jar with holes in the lid. Add your baking soda and essential oils, stir it up, and you’re good to go!
My friend also shared with me these lovely decorative mason jar lids which I thought were pretty neat!
Baking soda has so many uses and is known for its great deodorizing and neutralizing properties, which makes it the perfect ingredient in this homemade carpet freshener.
Instead of masking odors, baking soda neutralizes them leaving the surrounding areas smelling like, well…nothing. And nothing is a great thing!
But if you want to add a little something to your homemade carpet freshener, essential oils are where it’s at! Add about 5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil, stir it up with the baking soda, then cover your jar with the lid of your choice.
How to Use Homemade Carpet Freshener
Just sprinkle it evenly on your carpets, mattresses, or other upholstery, let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, then vacuum it up and enjoy the wonderful, natural scent of deodorizing baking soda and essential oils freshening up your room!
Natural Air Freshener & Carpet Deodorizer
- Add baking soda to the jar.
- Add about 5 drops of essential oils.
- Stir to combine
- Sprinkle evenly on your carpet, wait 5-10 minutes, then vacuum as usual.