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Make a DIY Carpet Freshener in 3 Easy Steps

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08.02.13

This post was contributed by Clean Mama, a blog that shares simple cleaning techniques and where everyday life is simplified. 

If you’ve always wanted to make your own cleaning products (who doesn’t love a little extra cash and less chemicals?), but never knew quite where to start, Becky from Clean Mama is here to help! Becky is a domestic maven and her motto is, “Everyday life. Simplified.” If you’re a DIY cleaner newbie, her techniques are an easy-to-swallow introduction to the scene.

Ready to jump in? Check out her DIY carpet freshener recipe:

Making your own cleaners can be fun and economical. This series is all about must-have ingredients, recipes, labels, and how to make homemade cleaners. The carpet freshener recipe that I’m sharing with you today is my favorite homemade cleaning recipe, because it’s so easy and because it has a few uses other than carpet freshening.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 10-20 drops essential oil
  • Container with a shaker top
  • Table knife
  • Card stock and hole puncher

1. Add the 2 cups of baking soda to your container and then add the essential oils.

2. Use a table knife to stir in the essential oils to the baking soda.

3. Next, use cardstock and a whole punch to make your own shaker top.

4. Add a label and you have your own carpet freshener!

To use, simply sprinkle on carpet and let sit for 15 minutes to absorb odors. Then, vacuum it up. I store this concoction under the kitchen sink – it neutralizes kitchen odors and is can also be used to scrub sinks, pots and pans!

Becky (Clean Mama) is a work-at-home mom to three little ones, keeping it all together with a great list and a cup of coffee. She loves a clean and tidy home and has great tried and true methods to share with you! Clean Mama has been featured in Oprah.com, HGTV magazine, HGTV.com, BHG.com, SheKnows.com, Huffington Post, and many other great places highlighting her simple tips and cleaning techniques.  Check out her blog Clean Mama, where her motto is "everyday life. simplified."

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