Cheap and Simple Carpet Deodorizer
I use a very simple trick for when carpets are smelling “off” or just need to be refreshed. Carpets can get dirty and smelly very easily, especially with children or pets running around in the house! This carpet deodorizer is completely natural and very inexpensive! You only need two ingredients and a vacuum cleaner!
You will need:
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Baking Soda
Place 2-3 cups of baking soda into a large bowl. You may need more or less, depending on how large of an area you are working on. Put 20-25 drops of essential oil in the bowl and use a fork to mash it into the baking soda and mix. Sprinkle the baking soda mixture onto the carpet and leave for about 30 minutes. If you have kids, it is best to do this AFTER they go to bed. If you do it while they are awake, they will track it everywhere. Bonus, they will smell like lavender. Once 30 minutes has passed, vacuum it up and enjoy the smell! You can use any kind of essential oil but I like lavender for house cleaning. It is also kid safe! I have also used citrus oils and they smell nice as well. If you want to deodorize without any essential oil, baking soda alone will work just fine.
You probably already have a vacuum and baking soda. For my essential oil, I like Aura Cacia oils. I have nothing against the larger companies, I just don’t care for multi-level marketing in general! I have read independent studies on essential oils, and the quality of Aura Cacia compares to the two large MLM brands. If you choose to use a large MLM brand, I believe that both Young Living and DoTerra include lavender oil in their starter kits! You can also purchase Aura Cacia lavender oil at Thrive Market or Amazon, which I linked above. For a more budget-friendly oil, try NOW essential oils on Amazon. I will do a full blog post at a later time talking about the different ways that I use essential oils in my home.
How do you use essential oils, and what is your favorite brand? Tell me about it in the comments!