Many homes have carpets on their flooring, which can be tough to clean. Using the wrong products can make carpets hard to clean. Something that can be difficult to get out of carpeting is odors. Using baking soda, you can create a homemade powder carpet cleaner that will eliminate odors, rather than mask them.

Homemade Powder Carpet Cleaner

Ingredients

In order to make your powder carpet cleaner, you will need these items:

  • Borax
  • Baking soda
  • Rosemary
  • Essential oil(s)

When making soap with borax, you should exercise caution as borax can be harmful. Avoid inhaling borax as it can cause severe breathing issues. Ingestion can be dangerous as it can cause vomiting and nausea. If you have pets or children, you can skip adding borax.

Step One

Measure out a cup of borax. Borax is a detergent agent that will do the cleaning on your carpet. Too much borax will damage the soap, and too little on the other hand will make it lose its effect. The borax is a great multipurpose cleaner that will clear out any stains on your floor. Borax is also an excellent insecticide that kills all the carpet mites that may be crawling on your carpet.

Step Two

Measure a cup full of baking soda. Baking soda is a useful ingredient in your home. It will leave everything odorless and amazingly fresh.

Step 3

Measure out a spoonful of your favorite sweet-smelling herbs or flowers. In this case, try rosemary. The herbs are a great compliment when it comes to the sweet scent you need your carpet to have. You can also try rose dry petals, thyme and lemon zest.

Step 4

Pour 20 drops of essential oil of your choice. You can pick the oil that matters to you most. If you have a light colored carpet, stay away from colored oils as they may stain your carpets. Essential pine oil is clear, and it will not make color changes to the mixture.

Step 5

Mix all the ingredients in a large bottle and shake. The powder should be thoroughly mixed to create a homogeneous mixture. The mixture should be well mixed to ensure that every part of the mix is well spread out.

The mixture is now ready for storage. You need to store the mixture in the jar that is easily accessible. A mason jar is a great place to store your mixture. Make sure you label the jar to avoid confusion.

Using the Carpet Cleaner

You have to spread it on your carpet and vacuum away. Once you cover your carpet with the cleaning solution, you can let it sit for some minutes to make it work on the odors and bugs. Vacuum every part of the carpet while clearing all the cleaner off the rug. The soap works like a charm when you want to get rid of the odor.

Bottom Line

That is a simple solution for a homemade powder carpet cleaner. This cleaning solution can be used in bedrooms, living rooms, or other parts of the home with carpet. Remember that if you have children or pets, you can skip adding Borax. You can also play around with essential oils to create a more new soap. As long as the ratios stay right, the rest falls into place.

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