A few years ago, I did a clean sweep of my house. Potentially toxic cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products went into the trash.
Guess what? I don’t miss this witches brew of noxious compounds. That’s because I’ve found safe replacements for everything.
More good news. The green cleaning stuff, I’ve found, works even better than the chemicals I’d grown up assuming I couldn’t live without.
Essential Oil Carpet Deodorizer Recipe
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Until I started researching this issue, I had no idea that artificial fragrances could be so toxic. Depending upon the chemicals used, these products may contain petroleum derivatives or potentially carcinogenic compounds, including toluene.
Now, I never use these poisons in my house. Instead, I use plant-based materials to clean. One of my favorite natural cleaning weapons is natural lavender essential oil. This has a fresh invigorating smell, which is why many commercial cleaning products are lavender scented. In fact, the very word “lavender” has a Latin root that means “to clean.”
Out of all the oils I own, lavender essential oil is among my very favorites. That’s because it’s so versatile. I use it to clean, I use it on my face (it’s considered a good natural wrinkle fighter) and I use it to clean my house. Lavender oil is something I find myself ordering repeatedly, because I use it so much.
Homemade Carpet Deodorizer Recipe
It’s really easy to make your own homemade carpet deodorizer recipe with lavender essential oil. The only other ingredient you need is baking soda. Any brand will do. You don’t have to get the priciest baking soda on the market.
The easiest way to make a DIY carpet deodorizer is to fill a Mason jar with baking soda. Then add about 30 drops of lavender essential oil and shake well. All you need to do is sprinkle this on your rug, let it stay for about 20 minutes and then vacuum it up. I have a dry vacuum cleaner. If you use a wet vac, make sure the baking soda mix will not hurt the machinery. It’s not a bad idea to check with your manufacturer or to read the manufacturing literature.
Lavender Oil for Carpets
If you don’t already own lavender essential oil, it’s readily available online. Here are two brands I can highly recommend, because I use them myself. On this site, I regularly feature a number of aromatherapy companies that I order from. That’s because I like to give my readers a wide range of choices. Neither of these brands are sold through multilevel marketing channels.
Also, because lavender oil is so versatile, you may want to use it for other things, besides freshening your carpet. Both of these brands are high quality, 100 percent pure. This means you can use them for personal care, such as massage. Also, you can confidently put them in acold air diffuser if want to use them for inhalation and relaxation. Lavender essential oil is so soothing.
Natural Carpet Deodorizer for Pet Smells
If you own a dog, you’re already well aware that pets can do a number on carpets. It’s hard to keep a rug smelling fresh. Unfortunately, carpets can also become “flea factories” if your dog happens to bring fleas home. So you can use essential oils for natural pest control, as well as freshening your carpet.
Homemade Carpet Deodorizer
If you’d like to add a little bug repellent to the mix, again, fill a Mason jar with baking soda. Then add:
5 drops of lavender essential oil (It’s available here)
5 drops of lemongrass essential oil (It’s available here)
5 drops of geranium essential oil (It’s available here)
Once a week, sprinkle this mixture on your rug. Just to be on the safe side, do not use it around very young puppies or if you have a pregnant female. Also, I always encourage my readers to first check with their vet before using essential oils around their pet.
Essential Oil Carpet Deodorizer Recipe
If you don’t like the idea of putting dry baking soda on your rug, and then cleaning it up, there is another option. You can make a liquid carpet spray with lavender essential oil.
What you need to do is put one teaspoon of baking soda in a spray bottle. Then fill it with warm water and add 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Shake before using and spray a light mist on your carpet and let it evaporate.
Homemade Natural Carpet Deodorizer
In recent years, I’ve been making my own cosmetics, personal care items and household cleaners. I use essential olis and plant-based ingredients, instead of toxic chemicals. Sometimes I have extra. So I get to give away my creations. People love them, judging from the feedback. It’s easy to make your own DIY gifts with essential oils.
Homemade carpet cleaner can be stored in glass Mason jars. If you don’t own any of these trendy and useful jars, they’re available online. You can also find gift tags to dress up your essential oil gift.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils.
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Last winter our elderly dog had an “accident” on our living room rug. We couldn’t really blame him, because he’d been sick. But he left a total mess. Instead of relying upon chemicals, I made a natural rug cleaning recipe with essential oils that really worked.