DIY Natural Carpet Freshener

Do you find your carpets start to smell after awhile? It’s easy to refresh your carpets with natural cleaning recipes and without an expensive shampooer. Try this DIY All Natural Carpet Freshener and your home will smell good again!

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Natural Carpet Freshener

As the warm weather starts to set it, I am noticing the odor in the house resulting from a long winter in a carpeted house with cats. We have a good, bagless vacuum, but no matter how much I vacuum, there is always the odor that just seems to sit in the carpet fibers.

And since I’ve been using baking soda a lot lately with my cleaning, I figured there must be some way it can also clean carpets, right? I have lavender flowers but not oil, so I substituted heather and hyacinth oil, which is a mild, yet pleasing, floral scent, for some natural air freshener.

Why Ditch the Spray Air Freshener and Plugins?

Well, besides the fake, perfume-y smell they emit, they also have lots of chemicals that cause hormonal and reproductive problems. When I was pregnant with my first child, I learned about this and threw away all the room deodorizers. Instead of masking odors, we can try to prevent them or treat them organically.

In the UK, a Bristol University study known as the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, or ALSPAC, followed the health and development of 14,000 children since before birth, was the first study to investigate the effects of VOCs on infants.

In 2004, the researchers found that frequent use of air fresheners and aerosols during pregnancy and early childhood was associated with higher levels of diarrhea, earache and other symptoms in infants, as well as headaches and depression in mothers. The symptoms in mothers are due to the neurotoxic substances which are also present in commercial air fresheners.

University of Bristol
All Natural Air Freshener Carpet Deodorizer

Natural Carpet Refresher Recipe

1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
10 drops lavender essential oil


  1. Mix ingredients with a fork until there are no lumps.
  2. Sprinkle all over your carpets.
  3. Let sit 30 minutes, then vacuum.
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RMO includes three different icons for recommended use on each bottle for easy reference: Diffuse, Topical Application and Household. So you can look at the bottle and know in what way it’s intended for use.

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Other Natural Ways to Remove Odors

  • Remove bad odors instead of masking them
  • Open windows
  • Empty the garbage frequently
  • Burn 100 percent pure beeswax candles with 100 percent cotton wicks—they purify and clean the air
  • Use an open box of baking soda for smelly rooms
  • Use indoor plants to clear carbon dioxide and other toxins
  • Simmer cinnamon sticks and orange peels in water on the stovetop
  • Use organic sachets and potpourris

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