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Frugal Tip: Homemade Carpet Powder

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 0 comments
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Image: Homemade Carpet Powder
We have two dogs and a cat - but I don't like using chemical carpet cleaners and even the unscented ones smell too strong to me - so this is a great idea!

Homemade Carpet Powder
-- Mix baking soda and several drops orange essential oil (or any other essential oil you like) together in a bowl using a whisk.

Spoon the mixture into your shaker - an empty Parmesan container works well.

Sprinkle this on your carpets - let sit for about 15 minutes, then vacuum.

One reader wrote: If you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!)

Another said: We had luck getting rid of fleas using salt. Allow to sit in carpet overnight and for best results, treat a couple times. Seems much safer than borax!

Another said: I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.

Another said: I have a Dyson vacuum and rather than using baking soda, I use cornmeal and borax and ground up dehydrated citrus zest and some essential oils.

Will you try this one? Let us know how it works for you!

Idea and photo from: mrshappyhomemaker.com

From our Facebook fan page:

Sandra Lee posted: Fabulous! Thanks for sharing

Kim Dillon posted: OMG thank you for sharing this!!! I was looking for a friendly way to get fleas out of my carpet

Donna R. Pietroboni-Magdich posted: That is an awesome tip!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Didi Cannon posted: Sounds good.. I'll give it a go..

Tammy Butler posted: I also add diatomaceous earth to mine :)

Donna R. Pietroboni-Magdich posted: I use the lavender essential oil daily for aromatherapy ....bath oils ....and air fresheners as well as mixing it with a bit of vodka as a stabilizer and sprinkling it on my linens ...I have my pharmacist order me a pint....(it usually lasts about 8 months to a year....

Rhonda Hanson Steele posted: This makes a good soft scrub for counters and tubs

Nicole Cavalier posted: I use baking soda mixed w/lavender essential oil on my area rugs. It smells SO much better than the crap from the store!

Going Greener posted: I do this as well, just the other day I was talking about this!! Such a great idea and a great way to keep toxins out of our homes for our families and pets health! ♥

Image: Arm + Hammer Baking Soda (01170) 4 lb. box - Freshens and deodorizesImage: Orange Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade - This variety has a sweet vaguely anise-like, mint, smoky odor
Shopping Suggestions:
Arm + Hammer Baking Soda
Orange Essential Oil
20 Mule Team Borax
Diatomaceous Earth

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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