At any given moment you can walk into my living room and find little pieces of SOMETHING on my floor. You would think that I vacuum once a week. But no that’s not the case at all, in fact I typically vacuum at least once a day and often it can be twice a day. Before I vacuum I always use some sort of carpet deodorizer and for quite some time it’s been a DIY Carpet deodorizer.
Up until recently my carpet deodorizer was very simple, it was one of my all time favorite cleaning supplies, baking soda, sprinkled on my carpet. But recently I decided that I needed to kick it up a notch and add in some of my essential oils. I decided to do a blend of Lemon, Thieves and Purification for various reasons.
I love the aroma that all three of these oils combined create. They were the perfect choices for my carpet deodorizer. You can just as easily do just one or two of these instead of all three. It’s whatever appeals most to your senses.
This DIY is super easy to put together. I choose to put mine in a Mason jar and saved a lid from my last jar of Parmesan cheese for the top. If you don’t have a Parmesan cheese lid check out this post for an alternative top. Because it’s just baking soda and essential oils I feel good about letting my kids help me with this job and they absolutely love doing it. Something about making a “mess” is really appealing to them. Huge shock right?!
- Place 8oz of baking soda in a 16oz Mason jar.
- Add your essential oils cover the top and shake to mix the oils in.
- Add the remaining 8oz of baking soda to the jar, shake it up!
- Sprinkle over your carpet, let sit for 5-10 minutes before vacuuming the area.
For my shaker top lid I used an old Parmesan cheese lid.
Alternatively you can use a hole punch to punch holes in a cardstock and cut to fit top of Mason jar.
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