Homemade Carpet Powder

While making my post on how to turn your vacuum cleaner into a home diffuser, I realized I should share another carpet-related way to use essential oils.

Instead of spending money on carpet deodorizers that are unnecessarily expensive and chemical-ridden, baking soda is really all you need.  Infusing simple baking soda with wonderful aromas from essential oils, however, makes cleaning your home even more enjoyable.

Just add about 15 drops of essential oils to 1 cup of baking soda.  After mixing it well, let that combination sit for about 20 minutes.  Then add it to a shaker jar (if you didn’t already mix it in that) and sprinkle on carpet when desired.  I like to let it settle into the carpet for 20 minutes or so before vacuuming up.  Mmm, clean and yummy home.

Saving an old spice jar is an easy way to reuse a container for your natural carpet powder. Or you could use a Mason jar and just shake it out, or puncture holes into a mason jar lid to create your own sprinkle lid.  I just used a small mason jar salt shaker.  And the combinations of aromatherapy are endless, of course, but below are some for inspiration.

My head cannot handle fake fragrances so I always use high-quality essential oils.  And as always, I love helping people get started using essential oils, so please contact me anytime if you’d like a resource-connected mentor for your journey, and be sure to check out my essential oils pages to learn more.

Happy Homemaking!

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Amanda Evans

I'm a work-at-home mom, passionate about holistic health and natural living/parenting. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Holistic Life Coach. This nutrition nerd blogs randomly at OddsandEvans.com about clean eating, fitness, homemade product recipes, and other mindful wellness topics.

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2 Responses

  1. Angie says:

    Do you think lemon juice will work well mixed with baking soda? Vs. The essential oils? Im afraid to make my carpets sticky but also trying to work with what i already have. Has anyone tried it before?

    • Amanda Evans says:

      Hi Angie, I haven’t used lemon juice so can’t say for sure how it will work on all types of carpets. I do imagine that’d be a bit stickier than the oils since this recipe is more of a powder. Lemon juice as a stain remover in general though seems to be effective. Good luck, and let me know if you try any cool combinations!

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