A little over a month ago, this sweet little boy entered our family. His name is Coby, and he is a cuddly ball of energy. With this new little addition, I realized there were going to be a few accidents along the way (you know what I mean). I decided to whip up a batch of carpet/upholstery freshener to use as needed.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Baking Soda
- Essential Oil- I chose a blend called Purification®, but you can use anything you’d like… Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.
- Airtight Container for Storing
Baking Soda is excellent at absorbing odors, and the essential oil will leave behind a pleasant scent.
Mix 10-15 drops of essential oil per half-cup of baking soda, and store in an airtight jar.
When you want to use the freshener, sprinkle a light coating on your carpet or upholstery, and wait 15-30 minutes.
Once the time is up, use your brush attachment and simply vacuum up the baking soda mixture. If you are using this on a large area of carpet, using your regular vacuum cleaner is recommended.
I have had the “pleasure” of using this mixture on a number of occasions. Once, puppy decided he had to go (number 2) on our bedroom carpet at 3:30 in the morning. I awoke to the smell, which tells you how unpleasant the odor was. After cleaning up the mess, I sprinkled this on the carpet, and waited the 15 minutes. I got out the vacuum, praying my kids would sleep through it (they did), and the smell was truly gone. This stuff is amazing!
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This post was originally published at Clean and Scentsible on April 8, 2016.
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