Is your carpet smelling less than fresh? Freshen your carpet and leave your whole house smelling great with this fall scented carpet freshener.
Even if your home is clean it can sometimes not smell the best. Things like carpet can hold onto odors, especially with pets. Using carpet freshener when vacuuming can help but most contain harmful chemicals like synthetic fragrance.
Synthetic fragrances can be endocrine disruptors and aren’t something you really want your family coming in contact with frequently. Since we often lay on carpet and walk barefoot on it those harmful chemicals can end up on our skin.
Making your own is a cheap and safe alternative. It also gives you the freedom to choose whatever scent you’d like. I like to change mine up seasonally.
During the fall months I really like to use cinnamon, clove, and orange. It creates a warm and inviting scent that screams fall as you vacuum.
Just like most conventional carpet fresheners this is simply sprinkled on the carpet, let to sit for awhile, and then you vacuum it up. Doesn’t get much easier than that.
How to Make Fall Scented Carpet Freshener
- 2 cups of baking soda
- 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 20 drops orange essential oil
- 5 drops clove essential oil
- 1 glass jar with metal lid with holes
- 1 metal with no holes
- To add holes to your jar lid, carefully use a hammer and nail to poke holes. This step is optional, you can just sprinkle carefully without a lid.
- Pour the baking soda into your jar.
- Add essential oils and shake well.
- To use sprinkle over carpet, allow to sit for at least 15 minutes, and vacuum normally.
Sometimes I also add a bay leaf to the carpet freshener. It leaves a nice smell and many insects dislike the smell so that’s a bonus. You can add more or less of the essential oils to fit your preference.
If you don’t have cinnamon essential oils you can use ground cinnamon. Just be careful using it on light colored carpet, it can stain.
It’s a lot of fun to play around with scents for this carpet freshener. Lavender is a nice choice for bedrooms and I love to use peppermint during the holidays. The options are endless.
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