Stinky carpet got you down?
Most carpet deodorizers you buy from the store are this formula listed below (with potentially a few extra, not so-healthy, ingredients). But guess what? Those store bought ones are going to cost you 10x as much and there’s no guarantee you’ll even like the scent you’re left with!!
So check out this DIY carpet deodorizer that you can make for less than .50!!
DIY Carpet Deodorizer
Note: The essential oil linked below is exactly what I bought from Amazon. Clicking through to make a purchase may earn me a small commission, but this in no way impacts my recommendation of these products or the cost to you.
What You Need:
- 1 Box (16oz) Baking Soda (we get ours from Aldi for only 44 cents!)
- Essential Oil of your choice
- Tupperware or mason jar
For the warmer months, I love to use a lilac essential oil (lilacs are most definitely my favorite scent!) This lilac EO is the only one I’ve found that actually smells like REAL lilacs! During the cooler months, I switch it up to a nice fall harvest mix.
Not sure which essential oils to use? Check out this amazing (and affordable!) floral set from P&J Trading!
You can use any sort of tupperware to mix the carpet deodorizer. Honestly one box of baking soda covers one carpet, so it’s rare I have any leftover to be stored.
Mix 2 cups (typically one box) of baking soda with 25-30 drops of your essential oil.
If you’ve vacuumed recently, you can just apply the carpet deodorizer to your carpet. Otherwise I like to do a quick vacuum first and then apply the carpet deodorizer. Wait 1-2 hours (or overnight, if you prefer!) and then vacuum.
Your carpets will now be refreshed and smelling great!
Personally I like to do this about once a month, but it’s also great to do if we’re expecting company (like for our annual Halloween party!)
What mix of essential oils will you use for this DIY?
I’d love to know in the comments below!
And don’t forget to pin this for later!