Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Carpet Freshener

This recipe is just another money saving cleaner, with the added bonus of being 100% All Natural.
It does an awesome job of deodorizing your carpets and rugs, plus if you use insect killing essential oils, such as tea tree, you can kill any of those little buggers that the dog drug in.
Here are the ingredients:
1 cup of cornstarch
1 cup of baking soda
Essential oils- use to desired strength, I use 1 mL
Whisk together cornstarch, baking soda and essential oil.
With your hand or a sifter, smooth out any lumps.

Pour you concoction into a jar.
Screw on a recycled parmesan cheese lid and shake it out all over your carpet.  You don't have to apply it with a heavy hand, just a fair amount of dusting does the job well.  Allow the freshener to set on the carpet for 15-30 minutes and then vacuum as normal.
Keep in mind that you will have to vacuum up the amount you shake out, so be sure you have plenty of space in your vacuum bag or collection canister.  Also, be sure to check with your vacuum cleaner's manual to see if carpet freshener is safe to use for your vacuum.

1 comment:

  1. I made this tonight and I can't stand the tea tree oil there other oils that you can use and what kinds do you recommend?