Along with spills and stains, your carpets can unfortunately get smelly too and if you're on budget we have the perfect remedy* for you! This easy carpet deodorizer only has two or three ingredients and is all natural. You can have fresher, better smelling carpets in no time!
-A mixing bowl
-A strainer or other utensil for an even application (any shaker will do)
-1 cup baking soda**
-Your favorite essential oil (We like using lemongrass for its smell and it keeps the bugs out)
**Depending on you’re the amount of carpet you want to cover you may need more. For every one cup of mixture, you will want 18-20 drops of your essential oil.
Step One: You can mix your carpet deodorizer in a bowl first and then transfer to your shaker or mix directly in the shaker. **Start with one a half cup baking soda and add 8 – 10 drops of your essential oil and mix. Then add the second half your baking soda, add 8 – 10 more drops of your essential oil, and mix.
**If you’re using Borax you will use a 1:1 ratio of baking soda to borax.
Step Two: Transfer to shaker (if mixed in a bowl) and leave over night to let the oils spread.
Step Three: Sprinkle mixture evenly over your carpets and let sit for at least 10 minutes. If your carpet is really smelly you can leave the baking soda up to 24 hours.
Step Four: Vacuum the baking soda up from your carpets. Don’t worry if it doesn’t all come up at once, just vacuum over it until it comes up!
If you notice a persistent smell after deodorizing your carpets, it's time to call Green Mitten Chem-Dry. A deep carpet cleaning will have your carpets looking like new again! We also offer our own carpet deodorizers that you can buy online or from your Chem-Dry provider.
*remember that carpet can be delicate and DIY remedies may make carpet worse in some cases. The safest way to get a proper carpet cleaning is to schedule with the professionals.