Saturday, October 16, 2010

Carpet Deodorizer

There are so many commercial carpet deodorizers on the market, but I find they make me sneeze and I wonder what they do to poor little Pebbles, who travels so close to the carpet on her four little paws.  That is why I like to know what is in my carpet deodorizer ... that it is natural and safe!  Here is a recipe I use.  You can vary the essential oils to scents that you like.  Another one of my favorites is ylang ylang! 

Carpet Deodorizer

10 drops Tea Tree
10 drops Lemon
20 drops  Lavendar
1-16 oz box of baking soda
Directions: Add the baking soda to a large bowl and then add the essential oils. Be sure to mix the oils into the baking soda well. Since lemon essential oil is normally yellow, it is essential that it is mixed well into the baking soda so that no undiluted lemon oil stains your carpet. This blend may be adapted to use your favorite essential oils, but strive to add essential oils that offer antibacterial and disinfectant properties to give the deodorizer an added benefit (the oils in this blend work to accomplish that). After you have blended the oils into the baking soda seal tight and set aside for 24 hours, then sprinkle on carpet and let set for 15 minutes, then vacuum up.   This deodorizer can be stored in a glass jar or airtight container.

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