Who doesn’t love a fresh smelling carpet? Carpet cleaners can contain lots of unknown chemicals and can really do a job on your wallet.

Here are a few recipes for homemade carpet freshener:

 

Recipe #1

Ingredients:

1 cup crushed dried herbs. Use any herbs you like (rosemary, southernwood, or lavender)
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda

1. Combine all the ingredients in a large jar or other container with a tight-fitting lid.

2. Shake well to blend.

3. Sprinkle some of the mixture on your carpet, let it sit for an hour or so, and then

 

Recipe #2

Ingredients:

2 cups baking soda
Essential oil (pick your favorite scent)
2 cups lavender, buds
2 cups rosemary

1. Put 2 cups of baking soda in a glass or ceramic bowl; with the back of a metal spoon get rid of the lumps.

2. Add the essential oil (approximately 20 drops) and mix.

3. Add the lavender and rosemary, mix and then put in a plastic bag or glass container.

4 Let is sit for 2-3 days so the oil will not be wet (the oil can stain the carpet if it is wet).

5. Sprinkle desired amount on the carpet, leave for a few hours then vacuum.

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