Thursday, March 3, 2011

Natural Carpet Deodorizer

Sense of Home

If you have carpet and pets you will occasionally find there is a need to deodorizer certain areas.  I wanted to stay away from chemicals and smelly perfumes that just cover up the odor, I found baking soda to be the best product for removing odors.  It neutralizes odors rather than covering them up.  Simply sprinkle baking soda over the area of carpet you want to deodorize, leave it on a few hours or overnight, sweep up excess baking soda so that you don't clog your vacuum, and then vacuum up any remaining powder.  If any of the soda gets damp and leaves a residue simply mix 1 cup of water with 1/4 cup of white vinegar, dampen a clean cloth and wipe up the residue.

If you have a musty carpet use Borax rather than baking soda.

If you still feel the need for a scented deodorizer try making your own homemade Febreze or add some dry herbs to your baking soda, just be sure to test an unseen area to make sure there are no oils in the herbs that will leave a stain.

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