DIY Carpet Deodorizer Powder

This homemade powder 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.

| May / June 2018

  • Baking soda, herbs, and essential oils... What a simple way to freshen up a space!
    Photo by Queren King-Orozco

Ingredients

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

Instructions

1. 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.

2. Combine herbs, baking soda, and essential oils in your container, and shake thoroughly to combine. Let sit overnight.

3. 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 instructions to ensure that baking soda won’t harm the machine.




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



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