Carpets see a lot of action—especially if you have kids potentially dropping food or dogs that like to sprawl out after a trip to the beach. No matter what your living room looks like on a daily basis, it’s worthwhile to give your carpet a simple refresh every week (or every other week).
We’ve put together a four-ingredient carpet deodorizer that uses refreshing, uplifting scents to neutralize those less-than-pleasant odours your carpet might pick up. All it involves is a quick sprinkle and a vacuum.
REFRESHING CARPET DEODORIZER
1 cup baking soda
30 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
20 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
How to use it
- Mix the baking soda and essential oils in a small bowl, making sure you get rid of the clumps of oils.
- Using a shaker (you can make one by puncturing small holes in the lid of a Mason jar), carefully pour the baking soda mixture over the carpet or rug that you want to freshen up. (You could also simply use a spoon and sprinkle over the area.)
- Allow the solution to sit for 20 minutes minimum (the longer the better—two hours is a great amount).
- Vacuum up the baking soda from the carpet.
- Enjoy that fresh smell.