Homemade Carpet Cleaner & Deodorizer

Course: Household
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  • 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!