Thursday, August 19, 2010

Carpet Freshener

After having a party for an eight year old and sixteen of his friends,
(and one stinky little dog) we noticed the carpet was smelling not so fresh. Luckily the latest issue of Ready Made magazine came. One reader shared their recipe for carpet freshener. They used a box of baking soda, and a combination of several different kinds of essential oils. We decided to try this, but using our favorite scent pearberry. It is really fresh and nice for the summer.

First empty the box of baking soda into a bowl and add 25 drops of oil. Mix really well with a fork. Put into a clean empty shaker jar (like a Parmesan container) and liberally shake on your carpet.

Let stand for at least 30 min. We left ours on overnight. Then vacuum your odors away!

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19 comments:

  1. Neat idea=) I would of never thought to add the oil! Thanks!

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  2. What a great idea ~ especially pearberry !! I'll have to try that : )

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  3. mmm... cool. I love bakind soda but never thought to scent it!
    I am having a giveaway over at:
    http://cailinyates.blogspot.com
    hope you'll stop by
    thanks!

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  4. That sounds like a great idea - if I could manage to not drink the pearberry fragrance oil. That stuff smells so delicious!! :-)

    I make handcrafted soaps, so I have a great selection of essential oils and fragrance oils on hand! I'm going to try this today. With two dogs and two cats living with us, my carpets will be happy to have a new and fresh fragrance :-)

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  5. What a great tip for your carpent!
    Your awesome to share it with all of us.

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  6. Just wondering where you found the pearberry essential oil. I looked on amazon, but didn't find it. I recently stumbled upon your blog and LOVE it! I can't wait to make my own cleaners. The first on the list is the laundry detergent....just bought a bucket to keep it in! Thanks for such a great blog!!!

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  7. Thanks Stacy! We are so glad you like the blog!Definately make the detergent. We use it all the time and it works great!!

    We have found the pearberry oil at Hobby Lobby and Michaels in the soapmaking isle.

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  8. Thanks so much! We have a Michaels, so I'll check there!

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  9. Homemade cleaners are the best! I love the Readymade Mag. I get that too and use a lot of the ideas that are in that awesome mag. Baking Soda works wonders!

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  10. Perfect timing we seem to have an 'oder' from our dog right now and I can't find from where.

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  11. This is great! I wonder if this will work on my son's bed. (He's a bed wetter)

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  12. Great idea! I'm going to try it once I get some Essential oil.

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  13. Hi, I came across you guys on Sew Much Ado- Thanks for carpet tip. I am about to move out of my rental and I will be doing this! I enjoyed looking around your blog and I am now following.

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  14. This works great for barf-on-the-carpet smell too!

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  15. I had all my carpet removed and replaced. There was so much white powder under there, I was surprised. I had to vacuum it all up before the new carpet was installed. Any kind of powder you sprinkle on you carpet goes straight to the floor. They advised me not to use any powder on my carpeting. Use Febreeze spray for odors.

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  16. think this would work on my microfiber couch???

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  17. It also works great if you use a clean garden rake over the powder before vacuming.

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