Make It Yourself: Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution




Being a mom of a dog and two messy kids, one of which has an obnoxiously easy to trigger gag reflex, I often have cause to do some major carpet cleaning.

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. I haven’t found a commercial product that works anywhere near as well as my homemade carpet cleaning solution!

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Here is my  foolproof method for getting rid of all sorts of odors, and it’s SO simple to make.

Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution:

Combine:

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 10-20 drops essential oils like peppermint or orange (something with a strong but pleasant odor)

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.

 

There are a few other tricks up my sleeve for natural and frugal ways to make my home smell heavenly. I haven’t been stumped by a scent yet!

Homemade Household Cleaners

I make all my household cleaners — see the full list of Homemade Household Cleaners .

 

 

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  1. Why didn’t I think of that? I have done the baking soda thing, but adding the esential oils? Awesome idea! Thanks!

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