Fibers in carpets often trap particles that release bad odors into the air as they break down. Excess humidity in the house promotes mold growth making your rugs feel damp and smell musty. No matter the reason, stinky carpeting is not only unpleasant but can pose health risks too. Thankfully, you don’t need to use a harsh chemical deodorizer to make them clean and fresh smelling; this is how to make homemade carpet deodorizer spray with baking soda, essential oils and vinegar!
Baking soda deodorizer solution
Sodium bicarbonate, a compound of sodium cation and bicarbonate anion, commonly known as baking soda naturally eliminates bad smells. It reacts with odor molecules and turns them into neutral-smelling sodium salts; therefore it is an excellent household cleaning and agent.
Baking soda represents a great natural homemade carpet deodorizer alternative to chemical spray-on cleaners. It doesn’t harm the environment or leave harmful chemical residues behind in your carpeting so it is safe to use around kids and pets too.
To make your carpet smell good naturally, in a clean spray bottle, add bicarbonate of soda, then water little by little as you shake the mixture until the powder is dissolved. Use this to spray over the entire carpet to make it smell good naturally. Since the baking soda is dissolved, it won’t leave a white residue on your carpeting. Once the carpet dries, vacuum it thoroughly.
If you need to get rid of carpet odors, remove stains and absorb spills at the same time, you can use baking soda straight on the carpet without dissolving it. Just sprinkle the powder across the affected section to dust the fibers and let it sit for at least 30 minutes so it can absorb liquids and eliminate the smells. Finally, vacuum it to remove the powder and anything it absorbed; as the result, your carpeting will smell fresh and look nice again!
Essential oil carpet freshener mist
The easiest way to freshen up your bedroom or just make the rugs in your living rooms smell better is creating your own essential oil carpet deodorizer spray. First, pick up your favorite scent!
If you’re prone to experiencing nighttime congestion, you might choose peppermint or eucalyptus; its fresh, minty aroma may help breathe easier. Those who struggle with insomnia should opt for relaxing bedroom scents such as lavender or chamomile. When preparing for a date night, romantic aromas like rose or sandalwood work the best!
- 100% pure, unadulterated, therapeutic grade, undiluted and GC/MS tested
- team-distilled from organic lavender flowers
- be used with an essential oil diffuser to provide therapeutic aromatic benefits or simply perfume your space
Once you make your selection, you only add a few drops to a spray bottle filled with water. The amount depends on your tolerance for a scent. Start with one drop in 4 ounces of water, shake the bottle, dampen a test spot on your carpet and then let it dry. If you feel you need more scent, increase the number of drops.
As with other natural spray-on options, vacuum it after it dries. Scented oils work great because some oil particles remain trapped in carpet fibers even after you vacuum naturally freshening your home for a long time.
Vinegar odor eliminator spray
If you want a natural, non-toxic homemade carpet freshener without essential oils, then you should consider using white vinegar. Containing acetic acid, it that naturally absorbs and neutralizes most sources of smells by eliminating bacteria and particles that create those unwanted odors. It also has anti-fungal properties, which make it a fantastic chemical-free alternative to treat mold when your bedroom smells musty.
To make your DIY carpet freshener spray, just simply dilute vinegar with water. Start by mixing 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 cup water in a household cleaner spray bottle and spray it on the carpet or rug in a small area.
If you can tolerate the smell, you don’t need to dilute it further. Instead, spray it as a mist across the entire carpet until the fibers feel damp to the touch then wait for it to fully dry. After, you will want to vacuum as you would normally to brighten your carpet’s appearance. Using this homemade carpet odor eliminator spray brings a clean, fresh scent to any room, removes sour odors and eliminates mold spores naturally.
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