DIY Carpet Deodorizer Powder

This DIY carpet deodorizer offers a simple way to make your home smell fresh and inviting. Choose your favorite essential oil and let the baking soda do the rest.

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Ingredients

  • Complementary herbs (optional)
  • • 1 cup baking soda
  • • 30 to 40 drops essential oils of choice
  • • Glass jar, with measuring spoon or shaker lid

Directions

  • If you’re using herbs, pick those that complement your essential oils. Try dried lavender, rosemary, peppermint, or citrus rinds. Whatever you choose, grind them in an old coffee grinder or blender.
  • Combine herbs, baking soda, and essential oils in your container, and shake thoroughly to combine. Let sit overnight.
  • When you’re ready to use, sprinkle the deodorizer lightly over the carpet from your container or with a spoon. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, then vacuum up. Note: Check your vacuum manufacturer's instructions to ensure that baking soda won’t harm the machine.
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This DIY carpet deodorizer offers a simple way to make your home smell fresh and inviting. Choose your favorite essential oil and let the baking soda do the rest.


Adapted from a recipe on Don’t Waste the Crumbs, where Tiffany blogs about healthy living on a budget.