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Got odors. Try this DIY 2 Ingredient Odor Busting Homemade Carpet Powder Recipe! Just make it, sprinkle it, and vacuum the odors away. Your house will smell amazing.
Homemade Carpet Powder – 2 Ingredients
What is that SMELL??? Do you say the kids did it, maybe the dogs? Who knows where that smell came from, but your carpets need to be refreshed and cleaned up like yesterday.
Carpet powder is one product that I can’t do without. And rather than spending $5 on a bottle of carpet powder with all sorts of strange and hard-to-pronounce ingredients, we can now whip up a batch in minutes and it costs pennies.
In our house, we have some high-traffic areas that get a lot of love. Especially our family room. We spend a lot of time just relaxing as a family and even some well spent horsing around.
Because dirty carpets just give me the Heebe-jeebies, I also purchase a carpet cleaner.
In between cleanings, I like to maintain the freshness of my carpets. I created this homemade carpet deodorizer/powder. This carpet powder is not meant to remove tough stains.
Today I will share with you how to make your own Homemade Carpet Powder Mix with just 2 ingredients! It will have your carpet and rugs smelling fresh in no time! You can thank me later.
Homemade Carpet Powder is so frugal and easy to make yourself.
Carpet powder is one product that I can’t do without. Even though it is a reasonable price, it can all add up if you purchase it often.
Making it at home can help save you money.
This recipe only requires 2 ingredients! I am one for using ingredients that don’t contain harsh chemicals. I love using essential oils.
Essential oils are like concentrated super-powered plants. If you have pets that love to attract fleas, you can prevent them by adding a few tablespoons of borax to your mix.
If you can recall, I shared a neat trick for storing my baking soda. This is how I also store my Homemade Carpet Powder.
How to Use Your Homemade Carpet Powder
- Sprinkle it liberally on your carpet and allow it to settle for 5 minutes before vacuuming. This recipe lasts me around two weeks.
- You can also add a couple of tablespoons of borax (found with the laundry detergent) or food-grade D.E. to repel fleas. The food-grade d.e. is great for repelling bed bugs too!
- Use a little more in high-traffic areas and less in areas like bedrooms or the study.
- You can even sprinkle this powder in your car. They have carpets too.
Just an FYI: Some vacuums are not made for powder mix– the filters are just too good (hepa, etc) and will clog them, causing the motor to burn out.
If you are using a newer vacuum, just make sure to clean those filters before & after.
I have an older vacuum that I like to use for this homemade carpet powder mix.
What You Will Need
Clean Mason Jar
Baking Soda, 1 box
Borax – optional used as flea repellent, if you have pets.
Your Favorite Essential Oil – 20 – 30 drops
If you don’t have essential oils on hand, you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon for a scent instead. – Don’t use cinnamon if you have light-colored carpet. It may stain.
How to Make Your Carpet Powder
Just sprinkle this homemade carpet deodorizer on carpets and rugs, then vacuum away the stink!
To make your own carpet deodorizer using natural ingredients, combine baking soda in a medium-sized bowl with 20 – 30 drops of essential oil. I have also combined oils; it gives a unique scent.
Mix it together & store it in a mason jar or get creative and use an old Parmesan cheese container. The top of the container will make it easier to shake evenly on your carpet.
Once your deodorizer is complete, sprinkle liberally on carpets and let it sit for 15 minutes to as long as an hour (depending on the time available and the strength of carpet odor).
I like to store mine in a glass mason jar topped with an old parmesan cheese cap. It works great as it already has holes on top for sprinkling.
Here is an awesome way to store your newly made Homemade Carpet Cleaner.
It is simple, frugal, and easy.
If you made your own carpet powder, I would love to hear all about it. Tell us below by leaving a comment. I would also like to know what essential oil blend you used.
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Janette Paul Brenner says
Will this take pet urine smell out too?