I like my house smelling fresh and clean. Who doesn't? It's hard to do sometimes because of my three cats, despite cleaning the litter box twice a day (and adding a generous shake of baking soda to it each time) and vacuuming regularly. I had been buying Arm and Hammer Carpet Deodorizer for pets, but its expensive and honestly I didn't really like the way it smelled. Even when I didn't use it on the carpet, I could still smell it in the vacuum.
So I decided to make my own carpet powder/deodorizer. Of course I did! First, I gathered my ingredients:
Lavender essential oil
A clean, empty, plastic shaker bottle- this one used to be home to Kraft shredded Parmesan cheese
I poured my baking soda into an empty plastic container. I didn't really measure. That's a 12 oz container and its mostly full. This definitely was not an exact science kind of project!
Next, I added about 20 drops of lavender essential oil to the mix.
It took a while to break up the lumps, but I got them mixed into the baking soda the best that I could. It was still a little lumpy, but it still will work.
Sprinkle over your carpets, wait five to ten minutes and the vacuum it up! Voila! Non-toxic and fresh smelling....for pennies compared to buying carpet deodorizer at the grocery store.