After years of using commercial carpet deodorizers, I made the switch to this Homemade Baking Soda Carpet Deodorizer recipe from our Mom and love it! ~ This post is part of the Eureka! #shop hosted by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions are my own. ~
Like most moms, I spend an amazing amount of time tackling the epic messes that my family has created. Although I love my children and dogs to pieces, I really could do without the enormous amount of clutter they leave behind. Some days, it seems that I just finish vacuuming one room, only to turn around and see that they have already created another mess…in a completely different room.
But whenever I start to get really cranky, I take a deep, deep breath and try to remember that they are only young for such a little while and messes come with the territory. Like our Mom always says, “The bigger the mess – the more fun they had!”
So it should come as no surprise, that with a house full of kids and dogs, I like to keep my home as clean and fresh smelling as possible. Before we had children, my husband and I used to rely heavily on store bought carpet fresheners to keep the wet dog smell at bay. But once we had kids, we began to think that this might not be the healthiest option, especially since the babies spent so much time crawling around on the carpets.
We needed to find a solution that would be kid-safe and enable us to freshen up our home as needed. So I went to our Mom for advice and she suggested the we use baking soda. It sounded simple enough, but then I reminded her that I didn’t want my house to smell like wet dogs all of the time, and she laughed. She told me that I could add a few drops of essential oils to the baking soda to help eliminate any odors. I still can’t get over how easy — and cost effective — it is to whip up my own carpet deodorizer and I’ve always been really happy with the results!
I recently picked up the Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0 vacuum, which is currently on Rollback at Walmart from $148.88 to $129. I knew that I needed a vacuum that I could use on my carpets, hardwood and tile flooring and the Eureka Suction Seal maintains suction and seal over various surfaces without scattering debris. It’s Air Speed technology uses a wide tube of air with minimal bends and twists that allows the air to move freely across a shorter and more direct path. As you can see, I need a vacuum that can easily switch from carpet to wood – and this one does the trick.
I also loved how easy it was to put this vacuum together. I had it up and running in mere minutes, and was able to tackle all of the leaves and dirt that my kids and dogs had just tracked in through my kitchen! If you would like to see the Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0 vacuum in action you can see it here.
NATURAL DIY CARPET CLEANER
- 1 cup baking soda
- 20 drops essential oil of choice
- Mason jar with lid
Step 1: Mix baking soda and essential oils together. Place the ingredients into a mason jar and secure the lid tightly. Store overnight.
Step 2: In the morning, remove the lid and smell your new carpet deodorizer. If it isn’t strong enough for you, add a few more drops of essential oils and mix well.
Step 3: Sprinkle your DIY carpet freshener all over the house. Wait 10 minutes before vacuuming.
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Denine & Daniele0