B’s first birthday is next week and we are having a huge party at our home so I have been on quite the cleaning and organizing streak. Yesterday I shared my method for trash can cleaning with you and today I want to share with you one of my favorite DIY cleaners.
We have a chocolate lab who I love so much, but can sometimes get a little stinky. So I have always used the carpet fresheners you can buy that you sprinkle all across your carpets before you vacuum. They take the smells out of your carpets and replace them with magical scents. It is one of my favorite cleaning products, but there are a couple of reasons why I have slowed down on using them…
- I vacuum a lot and every room in our house is carpet except for the kitchen (we live in an older home, and even the bathrooms are carpeted) and it started to get fairly expensive to do this.
- B is EVERYWHERE now days and putting everything in her mouth. I began to get concerned about what I was sprinkling all over the floor where my child spends 80% of her day.
After these concerns I started to just use baking soda to remove the odors . It didn’t leave my house smelling magical but it was way less expensive and worked just as efficiently. Then I got the idea to try and use my essential oils to freshen up my carpets. It resulted in my absolute favorite new all natural cleaning product!
Here is the DIY version of carpet fresheners…
You will need 1 cup of baking soda and 10- 15 drops of your favorite essential oils.
I use purification & joy for mine (5 drops each)!
Simply combine the ingredients and shake to mix them well. I bought the Arm & Hammer baking soda that already has the lid with holes in it so this is what I reuse to make my carpet freshener, but you can use things like a mason jar, an old parmesan container, or an old spice jar.
Sprinkle the freshener mixture all over your carpets, let it sit for about 5 minutes, vacuum it up, and enjoy your deodorized home!
Do you want to get started with Young Living Essential Oils?
Head over to my “Getting Started with Young Living Essential Oils” page to learn more about how I went from essential oil skeptic to essential oil addict.
You can go ahead and order a premium starter kit (beginner kit for essential oil users) here! Once you order a kit you’ll hear from me soon after with more ways you can get started using your oils. This is what you will get: