Carpet is a hard working fixture in your home it comes in contact with many different things. Over time soil, pet dander, hair, food, dirt, pollen and many others things build up in there. Some of these things can cause odors especially our furry family members. Instead of grabbing a deodorizer with harmful chemicals to use on the carpet you can make a safe green cleaner to deodorize your carpet right at home.
This particular homemade deodorizer uses lavender essential oil which for some is a relaxing scent and for others can be invigorating. Either of those is a good thing and so is the smell of lavender.
Before You Begin! : Essential oils are strong especially lavender and it is important that you handle them correctly. Be careful to not get any essential oil in your eyes if you do flush for 10 to 15 minutes with cool water. Many essential oils can be harmful to skin so be mindful, lavender is safe for skin but in small amounts.
You will need
-1cup of baking soda
– 12 drops of French Lavender Essential Oil
- Pour the baking soda in the bowl. Add the 12 drops of essential oil evenly dispersing the drops around the bowl for easier combining.
- Mix thoroughly with the plastic spoon to combine making sure to break up any clumps.
- Store in airtight glass container
Warning: Test every new cleaner you use on your carpet in an unseen area first to make sure the fibers in your carpet do not have an adverse reaction.
- Sprinkle the baking soda mixture lightly and evenly over the carpets.
- Let the mixture sit on the carpet for anywhere from 15 minutes to overnight.
- Vacuum properly and thoroughly and enjoy your fresh carpet when done!
You can change up the scent by adding in other oils as well, some good scents to add in are orange, tea tree, lemon, and peppermint.
This deodorizer works because the baking soda absorbs oils, odor, and moisture and is helpful to loosen dirt. The lavender oil has antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Both ingredients are eco-friendly and safe for the whole family.
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