Kids and a dog do something to your carpet. No matter how much you love them, and bathe them, they can dirty a carpet in record time. And as much as you would like to deny it….the dog can make the house smell like….well, dog. That is where this Homemade Carpet Cleaner & Deodorizer comes in handy.
I have a steam cleaner for the carpets, but I try not to drag it out all the time. I have bought those store bought carpet powders before, but I am not sure what is really in there. That is why I love this Homemade Carpet Cleaner & Deodorizer! I know exactly what I am using.
- 2 cups of corn meal
- 1 cup of borax
- Essential oil of your choice
- Put all of the ingredients together in a big mason jar and shake to make sure it is mixed up really well. I used about 10 drops of oil per jar.
- The next step is just to sprinkle it over the area you want to clean and leave it on for an hour. I try to do this while the kids and the dog are outside. You can also take a cloth and rub it in a bit, but I didn’t. I just let it do its thing.
- After about an hour, everything gets vacuumed up. Enjoy the fresh carpet!
I just let this mix sit on the carpet for as long as possible then I vacuum it up. I actually do this about once a week when I vacuum to keep the carpet fresh.