While I find it fairly easy to find products that clean my area rugs (Biokleen Carpet and Rug Shampoo is a good choice), it’s much harder to get rid of the odors that linger for days or even weeks after the stain is gone.
Thankfully, I’ve found a foolproof method for getting rid of all sorts of odors, and it’s SO simple to make. I just combine:
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 10-20 drops essential oils like peppermint or orange (something with a strong but pleasant odor)
Then I mix them up in a bowl, sprinkle it on the offending odor, wait an hour — or four — and vacuum it up!
If you have a really stubborn smell, you could also use the above concoction, mix in a little water to make a paste, and rub on the area. If you do this, it will take more than a once-over with the vacuum to get it out, but it will come off.
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