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Our DIY homemade carpet freshener is made using only two ingredients and will blitz through stale odours to leave your carpet smelling fresh with the natural scent of lavender. 

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How to make homemade carpet freshener 

It’s super easy to make your own natural homemade carpet freshener and really give your carpets and rugs a lift.

Over time carpets and rugs can pick up stale odours. In my house it’s usually the whiff of dog and doggy smelling carpets and rugs are never a good thing.

At home I do prefer to use natural cleaning products where I can and so like to mix up my own carpet freshener.

Our homemade carpet freshener uses a mixture of baking soda and dried lavender.

We use baking soda carpet freshener because the baking soda naturally absorbs odours and the dried lavender leaves a lovely fresh, clean scent on the rug and in the room.

Together they work really well to deodorize carpet.

What you need to make homemade carpet freshener

ingredients for homemade carpet freshener - cup of dried lavender, cup of baking soda and glass jar for mixing with a spoon
  • Glass jar and a spoon for mixing the carpet freshener together.

I buy the dried ingredients in bulk from Amazon and keep in stock at home so I can make up batches of carpet freshener whenever necessary.

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How to make homemade carpet freshener

homemade carpet freshener with baking soda and dried lavender being mixed in a glass jar with a spoon

You can just double or triple the recipe to use on larger carpeted areas.

  • Measure out your ingredients and tip them into a jar.
  • Put the lid on the jar and shake well to mix up the baking soda and lavender – alternatively mix the ingredients together with a spoon.

How to freshen carpet using homemade carpet freshener

  • First give the carpet a really good vacuum to remove any dust or hair that’s in the pile.
  • Then just sprinkle the baking soda carpet freshener across your carpet or rug as evenly as you can.
  • Leave it on the carpet for at least and hour longer if possible. I usually try to leave mine overnight if I can.
  • Once its sat on the carpet for the required time, just vacuum it all off – this actually makes the vacuum smell nice too!
  • I try to do this every couple of weeks just to keep on top of any stale odours. I find it a really good carpet odour eliminator.

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*CAUTION*

Before using our carpet refresher take note of the cautions below!

  • Be sure there is no wet patches or dampness at all on the rug and that the carpet freshener doesn’t get wet whilst on the rug, otherwise it’ll make a sticky paste that will be difficult to clean off.
  • I’m happy to use this on my carpets and to vacuum it up but you might want to check the vacuum manufacturers instructions and patch test on the carpet or rug if worried. 

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Yield: 1 batch

How to make carpet freshener

ingredients for homemade carpet freshener - cup of dried lavender, cup of baking soda and glass jar for mixing with a spoon

Easy to make homemade carpet freshener with natural products

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost £2

Materials

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 2 tbs dried lavender 

Tools

  • Small bowl or jar 
  • Spoon 

Instructions

  1. Tip the baking soda and dried lavender into a bowl or jar and mix together well.
  2. Use as required

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