DIY Homemade Carpet Powder

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Iabsolutely LOVE carpet powder, it just makes your home smell very fresh after vacuuming the carpet. I was lucky enough in my search for DIY Recipes to come across a homemade carpet powder recipe from Mrs. Happy Homemaker. It’s a great one that you won’t want to miss. The secret is soda, which if you are a homemade cleaning product making person you will already have on hand. Read on below for the detailed .


Homemade Carpet Powder

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I have 8 inside furbabies.  Yes, you read that right.  Eight!  4 cats & 4 dogs.  Needless to say, when it comes to products that make my house smell nice – I am a fan.

Carpet powder is one product that I can’t do without.  Even though it is a reasonable price, I buy so much of it that it works out to be pretty expensive.  Plus, it doesn’t always work as well as I like.

Homemade carpet powder to the rescue!!  It’s cheap & it has not met an odor that it doesn’t take care of.

All you need is baking soda & orange essential oil

.  You can use other essential oils if you like, but I like the orange because of the great clean smell that it gives off.  Some readers have also suggested using cloves instead of the essential oil, and while I haven’t tried that personally – I’ve heard some great stuff about it!

It is also nice to have an empty Parmesan cheese container, or some other shaker.

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Mix the baking soda & several drops of the orange essential oil (or other essential oil of your choice) together in a bowl using a whisk.  Then, spoon the mixture into your shaker.  OR… you can do this the lazy way like me and just put it all into your container & do the hokey pokey & shake all around…

You can also add a couple tablespoons of borax (found with the laundry detergent) or food grade D.E. to repell fleas.  The food grade d.e. is great for repelling bed bugs too!

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Sprinkle onto your carpets – let it sit for about 15 minutes, then vacuum up.

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Simple & thrifty – and works like a charm.

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