Sunday, June 5, 2011

How To - Make your Own Carpet and Mattress Freshener

Hi Friends,

A couple of times a year I like to use a carpet freshener because the house just feels and smells stuffy. I particularly like to use it in the spring after the house has been closed up all winter.

Here is a simple recipe you can make yourself and it costs only pennies. It is also safe to have little ones crawling on the carpet or safe for pets after using this.

All you need is one cup of baking soda and a few drops of your favorite smelling essential oil.

Place baking soda in a zip-lock baggie and add a few drops of the oil.

Shake the bag.

Let the bag set for a couple of days so the baking soda absorbs the fragrance well.

Sprinkle the mixture lightly over your carpet and let it set for about an hour. The baking soda will pull out any odors from the carpet.

Vacuum it up. Your carpet and home will smell wonderful.

You can also sprinkle this mixture on your mattress and then vacuum it off the mattress to create a sweet smell for your slumber.


Tanya said...

We only have carpet on our stairs, but I've been using the baking soda and essential oils (usually lavender or peppermint) for a couple years now. Works every bit as well as the store-bought fresheners.

Healing Woman said...

Great tip Katherine. I will try this week. Now, which oil? many choices out there.

K-E Kreations said...

What a fabulous idea! Thanks for the tip.

Toyin O. said...

Thanks for sharing.


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