Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks: Herbal Rug Fragrance

This natural carpet freshener will take away the musty smell and leave your carpet fresh and fragrant.


| February/March 2003


Makes enough for an 8 by 11 foot rug 

When our living-room rug smells musty, I hear about it right away from my husband, who does his morning exercises on it. Here’s a simple herbal solution. (If fleas are a problem in your house, add 2 cups of chopped, dried orange peel or pennyroyal leaf to the recipe.)

• 3 cups dried lavender flowers or leaves
• 2 cups dried rosemary leaves
• 3 pounds baking soda

1. In a large glass, earthenware, or stainless-steel bowl, blend the lavender flowers, rosemary leaves, and baking soda.

2. Sprinkle the mix over a freshly vacuumed rug and leave overnight. Then vacuum again.

 





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