Herbal Carpet Deodorizer

by Trisha

Add wonderful and naturally fresh fragrance to your home with these blends. If you use
borax powder the mix will also help to discourage fleas, as it acts as
a desiccant to flea eggs and larvae that live in the carpet.

  • 1 cup baking soda or borax powder
  • ¼ cup dried herbs, crushed (mint, lavender, bay laurel, rosemary,
    eucalyptus, chamomile)
  • 20-40 drops of essential oils (amount depends on oils used, some are stronger)

Combine all ingredients in a glass jar
with a tightly fitting lid. Shake well to combine and store in a cool,
dark place or use immediately. Be sure to label the jar!

To use, sprinkle lightly over carpets
and leave several hours or overnight. Vacuum powder and discard vacuum
bag if you used a lot of powder. Some vacuum manufacturers do not recommend
using carpet powder so follow the directions which came with your machine.

For extra effect in controlling fleas,
work the powder into the carpet with a broom and vacuum the excess visible
on the carpet.

Suggested blends:

Citrus Dream — use dried lemon balm,
lemon thyme and lemon verbena and add essential oil of lemon, orange and

Christmas blend — Use powdered cinnamon,
dried rosemary and ground orange peel with cinnamon, fir, tangerine and
frankincense essential oils.

Article Type: Formula