Does your carpet get dirty and smelly from kids and pets? Mine does! Our dog sheds a lot and I have to vacuum every other day. I have bought powdered carpet deodorizers from the store, but the scent is so strong I start sneezing immediately after I start to sprinkle it. With such a strong smell it really makes me wonder if it is helping or just covering up. Since I like to make some homemade cleaners, I decided to give making homemade carpet deodorizer a try.
Here is how to make my super simple carpet deodorizer:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup borax powder
- 20-30 drops of essential oil, this is optional
Here is why this carpet deodorizer works:
Baking Soda is a is a freshener and deodorizer
Borax controls odors because the natural boron and salt in Borax make a natural disinfectant.
I bought a cheese shaker at my local dollar store and put in the baking soda and borax.
Then I added in the essential oil. I used lavender because it’s calming and we all need calming! Then, using a popsicle stick, I stirred it all together. Stir it really good so it all get’s blended and the oil doesn’t get clumpy.
I sprinkled it on the carpet and did not sneeze my head off from all the strong odor! I only waited about 5 minutes before I vacuumed it up. You can also sprinkle some of this in your car, on your upholstered furniture, or in your trashcan to freshen it!
Glad you can’t see here just how bad I need a pedicure! This stuff worked great! The dog hair and odor were gone and the bonus was it freshened up my vacuum as well!
If you are looking for other homemade cleaners you might also want to try my other recipes:
Below is a printable version if you want to put it in a binder. Now leave me a comment and tell me what other homemade cleaners are you trying to find a recipe for?
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup borax powder
- 20-30 drops of essential oils, this is optional but here are the ones I use
- Put the baking soda and borax in a shaker container like a cheese shaker from the dollar store.
- Put in the essential oils.
- Stir well.
- Shake on and wait 5-10 minutes.
- Vacuum up.