Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday: Natural Carpet Deodorizer

Pin It Now! Want an alternative to perfumey, sneeze inducing, allergy inviting carpet powder? Well, search no further. Here is yet another way to incorporate baking soda into your everyday life!

Recipe for Natural Carpet Deodorizer:

* 10 drops Tea Tree oil
* 10 drops Lemon oil
* 20 drops Lavender oil
*1 16oz. box of baking soda

Mix baking soda and essential oils very thoroughly in a large bowl. Make sure the lemon oil is mixed well so that no undiluted lemon oil stains your carpet. ( I had no problems with this) Store mixture in a glass jar or airtight container.

When ready to use, sprinkle onto your carpet and allow to sit for about 10-20 minutes. Then vacuum it up! ( A clean large spice container that has holes works nicely for sprinkling onto the carpet.)

Recipe came from www.aromaweb.com


Medicinal properties of lemon oil: antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, calming, diuretic, lowers blood pressure. Lavender oil: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anthelmintic (destroys intestinal worms), anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, decongestant. Tea tree oil: antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic, decongestant, causes sweating.

Oil info came from the book, What To Do When Antibiotics Don't Work! By, Dirk Van Gils

I have used this recipe many times and it definitely works for me!!!

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Peggie said...

Thanks for the recipe. Just this week I was wondering about making my own but had not had a chance to look up a recipe. Thanks for doing it for me!

not up to code said...

Cool. I already have the tea tree and lavender oils in stock. I may try this one out today. Wait - are you trying to trick me into doing housework??!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear...I forgot to leave my comment the first time!!

This is a great idea! I wonder if it would work in neutralising a cat-pee smell?

Anonymous said...

Ahhh! Those pumpkin recipes of yours look really great!

Knit-Wit said...

It sounds like it smells wonderful too!

Unknown said...

WOW! I needed this THANK YOU!


Little ol' Me said...

Fabulous idea! I have two pugs, four kids, and a husband...need I say more?

My dyson works overtime, but I HATE perfumy carpet deodorizers.

Great blog - I'll be back!
ScrapsaDaisy's Autumn Cottage

Taylor at Stain-Removal-101.com said...

Thanks for this recipe. I loved it so much I mentioned it, and gave you a link, on my homemade carpet deodorizer page.

Here is the link:

How To Make Your Own Homemade Carpet Deodorizer

Brandi said...

Thanks Taylor! I tried commenting on your page but it kept telling me I was entering the word wrong. :(


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