Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Homemade Air Freshener & Carpet Deodorizer


Homemade Lavender Carpet Deodorizer

Though the furry population of our household has grown, I want to make sure our home still smells pleasing and inviting.  To create wonderful scents for your home, you have to look no further than your pantry.  To keep our carpets smelling fresh, I turn to the tried and true deodorizing power of baking soda.  Pour a cup of  baking soda into a bowl.  Add 30 - 40 drops of essential oil (I used lavender).  Mix to incorporate the scent and transfer into a container.  I store my homemade carper deodorizer in a parmesan shaker from the Dollar Tree.  Makes it easier to spread over the carpet!       


Homemade Air Freshener

To add a pleasing scent to the air, make a homemade air freshener by mixing water and rubbing alcohol with drops of essential oil.  You can find the quantities of each listed here.  I tripled the recipe.   

A note regarding the use of essential oils and cats - From reading various articles on-line, it appears using essential oils around cats is okay as long as its not being ingested or placed directly on their skin.  But if you have any concerns, please consult your veterinarian!

Mary Ellen   

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