One thing I desperately miss during the winter months is having fresh country air circulating through my open doors and windows. Lacking that breeze can really let stale air linger, along with unwanted odors in your carpets! So today, I’m going to show you how to make a Natural Homemade Carpet Deodorizer!
This carpet deodorizer is ridiculously easy and really does work! The scents you can use in your natural homemade carpet deodorizer will remind you of spring, which makes this cleaning activity a mood booster as well. 🙂
What You’ll Need for Homemade Carpet Deodorizer:
- 2 Cups of Baking Soda
- Essential Oils (I used Tea Tree, Chamomile & Lavender – but the combos are endless and you can choose your own.)
- shaker canister or a mason jar with holes in the lid
Get your shaker canister (a recycled Parmesan cheese container is perfect!) and add a pretty label to it. Fill your canister with 2 cups of baking soda. Then add 20 drops of your favorite essential oils. I prefer Tea Tree Oil because it’s really great at freshening and deodorizing along with the baking soda.
I like to use 5 drops of Tea Tree, 5 drops of Lavender, and 5 drops of Chamomile. But you can add 15-20 drops of just one oil, or find a combo of 5 or 6 that equal about 20 drops, and have some aromatherapy experiments! After you add your oils, shake the canister well so that the oils mix evenly with the baking soda.
Then the fun part comes as you just sprinkle it all over your carpet. I used this on my area rug in my living room, which is a 5’X8′. If you are deodorizing a carpet in a larger room, then double or triple your batch as you will need more than just 2 cups of baking soda.
I let my natural deodorizer sit for about 30 minutes before I vacuumed it up. There is no rule on how long to let it sit. I know of others that just let it sit overnight and vacuum first thing the next morning.
The pleasant scent from the essential oil blends carries throughout the entire house and is a really nice pick-me-up scent for the dead of winter!
After you vacuum – do a sniff test on your carpet – you’ll be impressed with just how effective your homemade carpet deodorizer is!
Looking for more easy ways to use essential oils? Check out these posts:
I am more used to lemon grass oil and eucalyptus oil. Lemon smell feels fresh and eucalyptus smell repels pests away.
I bet that solution makes your carpet small really good! Thanks for the great tip carpet Erika. I’m going to try it with lavender, because that’s my favorite.
I stumble across this article when I was looking for a solution for my smelly living room carpet. I waited until the kids were in bed then sprinkled the powder all over the carpet, and left it overnight. I can’t believe the difference this made, it’s like I have a brand new carpet and it smells so good! I’m going to experiment with different flavours of essential oils. Thanks!
JUst an fyi.. tea tree oil is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested so please keep this in mind. In fact, it is a good idea if you have pets to see what essential oils are toxic to your pets before using them in a manner that can get on their fur or paws and where they are bound to lick. Otherwise.. great way to deodorize and I’m going to use this for my own home.