The last thing anyone wants is a house that doesn’t smell clean and fresh. In most cases, that stale smell is likely coming from your carpet. Instead of buying a synthetic freshener that is not only expensive but also probably full of harmful ingredients, you can make your own natural DIY carpet freshener spray.
Some store-bought fresheners have chemicals that are linked to hormone disruption, developmental problems, cancer and other risks. Not to mention they may contain toxic chemicals that may be linked to asthma and eye, skin and lung irritation as well as other respiratory illnesses. Some of these commercial products will not even get rid of the odor but only cover them up, which is counterproductive.
You can make your own odor-eliminating carpet freshener free of harmful chemicals with just a few ingredients:
Why Should You Make Your Own Carpet Freshener Spray?
Making your own freshener spray is an easy and cost-effective alternative to costly, harmful chemical-based products. It’s a natural way to remove bad odors and improve the scent in your home. You can use carpet freshener to get rid of anything from pet odor to stinky urine smells.
What You Need:
- Spray bottle
- Funnel (optional)
- Two cups distilled water
- One tablespoon baking soda
- Two cups distilled water
- Ten drops of essential oil
- Mix the essential oil and baking soda into a small bowl.
- Using a funnel, pour the mixture of baking soda and essential oil into the spray bottle.
- Add the distilled water to the baking soda and oil mixture.
- Shake well, and you’re good to go!
The most critical ingredient in the entire mixture is the baking soda. It works by absorbing the smell from the carpet and taking it out of the air, without adding any harmful chemicals.
Distilled water is previously purified, which means there’s no risk of dangerous chemicals and there are no doubts about the source of the water.
You can choose different types of essential oils depending on your preferred scents. Many people love the smell of lavender, but you may not, which is not a problem, just switch to a different scent, like maybe orange or lemon? Alternatively, you can blend several scents such as rosemary, tea tree lavandin, citronella, lemongrass and myrtle essential oils. This blend is particularly effective at removing strange odors from carpets, laundry, etc., leaving your home smelling fresh and inviting.
Test the freshener on a small inconspicuous area of the carpet just to make sure it doesn’t create a stain.
You can spray your freshener just about anywhere including on fabric or all around in the air. That means you’re free to use it on beddings, curtains, pillows, rugs and even furniture.
With a DIY carpet freshener spray, you don’t have to worry about spraying chemicals all over the house. It’s actually very easy to make your own air freshener. With the tips mentioned, smelly linens, diaper pails, garbage pails, shoes and pretty much anywhere with bad odors should be the least of your worries. In the case where even the most heavy duty carpet freshener does not freshen your floors, carpet cleaning pros at Allklean offer premier carpet cleaning services that will get the toughest odors out.