Twila E. Palmer's Blog
Who doesn't love a fresh smelling carpet? Carpet cleaners can contain lots of unknown chemicals and can really do a job on your wallet. Here are a few recipes for homemade carpet freshener: Recipe #1 Ingredients: 1 cup crushed dried herbs. Use any herbs you like (rosemary, southernwood, or lavender) 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking soda 1. Combine all the ingredients in a large jar or other container with a tight-fitting lid. 2. Shake well to blend. 3. Sprinkle some of the mixture on your carpet, let it sit for an hour or so, and then Recipe #2 Ingredients: 2 cups baking soda Essential oil (pick your favorite scent) 2 cups lavender, buds 2 cups rosemary 1. Put 2 cups of baking soda in a glass or ceramic bowl; with the back of a metal spoon get rid of the lumps. 2. Add the essential oil (approximately 20 drops) and mix. 3. Add the lavender and rosemary, mix and then put in a plastic bag or glass container. 4 Let is sit for 2-3 days so the oil will not be wet (the oil can stain the carpet if it is wet). 5. Sprinkle desired amount on the carpet, leave for a few hours then vacuum.