This easy to make carpet deodorizer will become your new friend before you vacuum your carpet from now on! There are a handful of these type products offered in your local grocery stores but there are multiple ingredients in all of them and I don’t even know what some of the ingredients are! This DIY carpet deodorizer only has 2 ingredients and is perfectly fine to use around kids and pets because there is nothing harmful in this deodorizer. Carpet deodorizers are meant to absorb odors and clean deeper.
Homemade Carpet Deodorizer
DIY Carpet Deodorizer Ingredients/Supplies Needed:
- Baking Soda
- An essential oil of your choice (preferably Young Living brand)
- A mason jar with a sprinkle top (affiliate amazon link here)
How To Make Carpet Deodorizer:
To make your homemade carpet cleaner deodorizer, gather your ingredients/supplies and lay everything out on your kitchen counter. Start by filling the mason jar half way up with baking soda. There are so many terrific uses of baking soda for cleaning around the house and eliminating the need for harsh chemicals.
Grab your Young Living essential oil and add 3-4 drops on top of the baking soda. We like Purification oil. It does a wonderful job at absorbing odors and leaving a fresh scent behind. Lavender is another go to favorite and Christmas Spirit is just right for the fall and winter seasons. Other great essential oils to try: Orange, Thieves or Citrus Fresh. In this way, you will not just be deodorizing you will also be making your carpet smell good. This is particularly helpful if you have pet odor that you are trying to combat on a regular basis.
After you have added your drops, fill the rest of your jar up with baking soda and add 3-4 more drops of your essential oil. Screw the sprinkle top on (if you don’t have a sprinkle top, you can use a regular mason jar lid and carefully punch holes in the top with a knife) and give a good shake. I just place my hand over the sprinkle top but you could cover it with a paper towel if you would prefer. Make sure to gently shake over the sink in case any powder falls out. After shaking, let sit for 10 minutes. Letting your DIY carpet deodorizer mixture sit for a few minutes will allow the baking soda to soak up the essential oil.
When you are ready to use your carpet deodorizer, just sprinkle away! A full mason jar will approximately cover an 18×18 foot room. After you have vacuumed, the scent of your essential oil will linger for awhile leaving a clean, fresh smell!
Have you used a carpet deodorizer before? Give this easy recipe a try the next time you would like a lovely, fresh smell after vacuuming.
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Jake Rockenwood says
Very informative article. We all prefer different ways on how we clean our carpets; some of us will rent a steam carpet cleaner, or hire a professional to do the work for us.