Dealing with smelly carpets is the worst! Get your carpets and home smelling a little like heaven with this easy DIY apple pie carpet deodorizer!
These is nothing worse than stinky, smelly carpets. Am I right or am I right?
When we started working on the renovations in our home (still on going) one of the first things we did was pull up the 30+ year old carpet. And oh, my. word. the nastiness was legit.
I swore up down and sideways that we wouldn’t get wall to wall carpet in our home again. BUT we do have a few area rugs… and its not like you can just toss those in the washer when they start to get a little nasty.
The solution? This DIY apple pie carpet deodorizer!
The power of essential oils, backing soda and a little manual labor combine to pack a punch, and freshen up that carpet!
Here’s what you need to create your own DIY apple pie carpet deodorizer:
- mixing bowl
- mason jar
- shaker lid OR daisy lid for the mason jar
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 10 drops of Clove
- 10 drops of cinnamon
- 10 drops of ginger
- 5 drops of nutmeg
- Take 2 cups of baking soda and add into a larger mixing bowl.
- Add essential oils and mix with a whisk. (You can also mix the oils in a small bowl first, prior to pouring into the baking soda.)
- Use whisk or fingers to break up any chunks that formed with the oils and continue to mix.
- Use a funnel or a piece of paper to pour into a mason jar.
- Put the lid on and allow to sit for 20 minutes in a jar before using.
- To use, sprinkle on carpet and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Vacuum as usual.
The shaker lid that closes is my favorite to use because it’s so practical and makes shaking .
You can also use a daisy lid, but while not in use, place an upside down coffee filter on before screwing the lid to help keep the baking soda fresh and moisture free.
Or use a regular lid to seal it and put the daisy lid on to sprinkle on the carpet when you’re ready to use.
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I sprinkle a little of this DIY apple pie carpet deodorizer on the area rugs in our home every couple weeks. It keeps everything smelling fresh and clean and makes our home smell like I spent an entire day baking!
How often do you give your carpets a refresh?
Need more DIY essential oil project inspiration? Check out my Pinterest Board that is all about essential oil ideas!
Jennifer Wise says
Wow, I’d never thought of this. What a great idea. Pinning! 🙂
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
This sounds great for a quick, before company arrives spruce up. Thanks for sharing!
This is a great idea. I haven’t thought of using essential oils for carpet deodorizing! #Pitstop
I’ll bet this smells amazing. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! –Jennifer
Mother of 3 says
Oh I bet that smells wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.