I can’t possibly be the only person on the planet with some carpet areas in their house. Am I?
You have no idea how badly I want to get rid of the carpet. I would love to have hardwood floors throughout our house. Right now we have “fake” hardwood in the kitchen and dining area.
One of the reasons I want to get rid of the carpet is because I think it is gross and it holds nasty smells, in my opinion.
I am going to show you an easy (and safe way) to freshen any room and your carpet.
A cool bonus- this will kill fleas! We don’t have fleas (that I am aware of) but we do have a dog so this is a great precaution.
You Will Need:
- Mason jar and lid
- nail or screw
- 1/2 c baking soda
- 1/2 c food grade diatomaceous earth (or you can use Borax, but it is not as safe)
- 10 drops Purification essential oil
Assemble the jar with the lid on it.
Use the hammer and screw to tap a circle of holes into the lid as illustrated below.
Add the food grade diatomaceous earth and the baking soda to the jar.
Grab your essential oil. You could use peppermint, lavender or any scent you want. I chose Purification because of it’s purifying properties.
I buy essential oil online. I only use therapeutic grade because there are no synthetics or perfumes added.
Add 10 drops of the oil and use a spoon to stir it up.
And there you have it.
Pop the lid back on the jar and shake the freshener onto your carpet.
It all vacuums right up. And, that diatomaceous earth (or borax) will kill any fleas in your carpet!
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