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If you have essential oils on hand, which I highly recommend, you will likely have all you need to make this homemade carpet deodorizer.

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Homemade carpet deodorizer

This recipe for homemade carpet deodorizer is such a simple recipe. It contains only two ingredients. If you have essential oils on hand, which I highly recommend, you will likely have all you need to make this homemade carpet deodorizer. The other ingredient is just baking soda.

Why baking soda?

Because baking soda works well to eliminate odors. Commercial carpet deodorizers contain toxic ingredients that can irritate the lungs and skin. Furthermore, they can be harmful to those with allergies or sensitivities.

The key ingredient in this diy carpet deodorizer, baking soda, is a powerful cleaner that has many uses. Most of all, as mentioned, it works very well to eliminate odors. That’s why it’s the perfect base ingredient for this natural carpet deodorizer and fabric freshener.

Fabric freshener

I am guessing there aren’t many people who still have carpet in their house nowadays unless you are like my husband. He loves carpet because it’s warmer than hardwood/laminate floors. He wears slippers all the time; even in the summer. I have to admit, I do the same now too, well not usually in the summertime (I can hear my mother gasping, she can’t stand even wearing socks).

If you don’t have carpet in your house, you can use this homemade carpet deodorizer to clean and freshen the fabrics in your house as well. You can use it on your sofa, chairs, mats, pet beds, etc. I hope you enjoy this simple recipe.

Homemade Carpet Deodorizer and Fabric Freshener
  • 1 c baking soda
  • 25-75 drops of lavender or lemongrass essential oil*
  1. Cut out a few small holes in the top of a container (I got my husband to do this with a drill). You could use a mason jar with a lid.
  2. Add the baking soda.
  3. Pour in the essential oils and shake (or cut in with a knife).
  4. Sprinkle your fabrics and leave for a time (at least a few minutes).
  5. Vacuum the fabric and enjoy the beautiful smelling scents of the essential oils.

Where I buy my ingredients

I am very frugal. My mom taught me well. I always hunt down the best products for the best price. Here is a list of what I used and where I bought it. I provided links (from Well.ca or Amazon) to show you the products and so you can buy them online if you like.

  1. Lavender essential oil – Amazon
  2. Lemongrass essential oil – Amazon

Please share if you know someone who would like this recipe. Thanks 🙂

Have you tried making your own homemade carpet deodorizer? Do you have a favorite natural store-bought brand? Share your comments below.

I wish you health and happiness,


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