Carpet Powder

As I’ve confessed on here before, I am an avid vacuum-er, {eh-hum, possible addict}. I love how fresh and clean my home feels after I vacuum even if there is toys & shoes still everywhere! My obsession has become even more crazy now that we have a pup. Of course the puppy chews and chews on anything and everything leaving crumbs behind in the process… and that’s when I come in, the crazy lady with the vacuum. I had bought some inexpensive carpet powder at Walmart forever and a day ago but I recently ran out. Anytime I run out of a store bought product I like to replace it with a home-made one! Obviously the more natural the cleaning products I use, the better the environment is for our family and even the pup {Lennon}! Baking soda is ALWAYS my go-to product that I love, love, LOVE to use. It disinfects areas as well as eliminates smells! Win, Win in my book {especially when you have a stinky pup running around. ;-)}. Here is my very SIMPLE version on carpet powder that I found to work for our family… feel free to try it out!

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Items Needed:

  • 1 1/2 cups Baking Soda
  • Essential Oil or spice ┬áto desired smell {I used cinnamon}
  • Bottle to store it in {I used a mason jar with a parmesan cheese lid. It fits perfectly!}

How To:

  • Mix together your baking soda and essential oil/spice.
  • Shake well.
  • Sprinkle freely amongst your carpet. {I let mine sit for approx. 5 mins just to let it do it’s work.}
  • Vacuum

I love simple yet “green” home-made products! You may be wondering why I chose baking soda and cinnamon…

Q & A’s:

Why baking soda? -Baking soda is known for it’s disinfecting powers as well as neutralizing smells.

Why cinnamon? -Leaves a fresh, pleasant scent and duals as an ant repellent. {Yes!}

Enjoy!! :-)

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Comments

  1. Sandra Stinson says:

    Will this get rid of cat urine smell? If not what will T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

  2. You are a girl after my own heart. There is nothing like a freshly vacuumed carpet….okay so that may sound strange but you know what I mean. ;-)

  3. Kylie M says:

    Where do you buy your Essential Oils from?

  4. How much essential oil or spice do you use?

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