Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DIY-Carpet Freshener

It seems like in the spring when we open the windows and again in the fall, we get a funny smell in our house.  I think it is the carpet.  So, I have been making a Carpet Freshener that I love.  We just made and used it the other day so I thought I would share.


I use:
1 Cup Baking soda
1/2 Cup Corn Starch
2 Teaspoons Fragrance oil

I first blend the soda and corn starch.  Then with a fork I stir in the fragrance oil, mixing and cutting it in with the fork, till blended well.  It will look clumpy, like a strudel topping.
Once you have it blended well, sprinkle it out onto your carpet.  I like to spread it out with my socked foot, lightly blending it into the carpet.


Leave it on your carpet for 30-45 minutes.  Then vacuum it completely up, leaving no powder in the carpet.  This can clog your vacuum so make sure to clean out the canister and filters if they look clogged.

You should have a fresh smell in the carpet and in the air for several days.  Enjoy!



  1. That's a really interesting idea for a DIY carpet freshener! I've used baking soda before but never corn starch! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Lemon juice with essential oil has effortless property to haul out strains and leave fresh smelling the room.