Homemade Carpet Freshener

March 14, 2014

Simple Homemade Carpet Freshener

Are Store Bought Carpet Fresheners Harmful??

Have you ever researched what is in store bought carpet fresheners? Are they harmful?

Let's take a look at what is in those store bought carpet fresheners and I am going to give you a homemade recipe at the bottom of this post. Prepare to be amazed.

How about liquefied petroleum gas (CAS # 68476-85-7), Isopropanol (CAS # 67-63-0) and what about fragrance? No one truly knows what that even means.

What is liquefied petroleum gas? It is simply propane or butane; a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in heating appliances and vehicles. That is in carpet freshener? YUCK!

What about Isopropanol? This one is a bit tricky to explain.

 Isopropanol is a colorless, flammable liquid with a characteristic alcoholic
odor. It is completely miscible with most solvents, including water, and is
a suitable solvent for acrylic and epoxy resins, ethyl cellulose, natural
resins, gums, polyvinyl butyral, alkaloids and some essential oils{source}.

I am amazed at the things that I find when I do a little research. It's no wonder people are always sick, we are slowly poisoning ourselves!!

So, I have come up with a simple solution, make your own carpet freshener!

It is so simple! You only need 2 ingredients!!

Baking soda
Essential Oil

Take your jar and fill it with baking soda to know how much to use.

Then pour into a bowl. Add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. I used lemon essential oil, I love how it reminds me of summer. Mix it with a fork breaking up all the lumps. Mix it throughout all the baking soda. Then pour into your re purposed jar and it's ready to use!

I love this stuff! I especially love it for this:

My toddler loves to put on his shoes before he puts on his socks! So you can imagine after hours of wearing these babies with  no socks how smelly they can get!! Just sprinkle some of that baking soda down in there and the stink is tamed!

And this:

There are no words for how bad these suckers smell! As soon as they come off I send one of the kids to go hide them in the laundry room to keep from smelling them!! I loaded these bad boys up with my baking soda mix and at least these dogs aint barking so loud now!!

And this:

Hey, don't judge! I know of at least 2 other people who keep one of these around! Just sprinkle on the floor, let sit for 10-30 minutes and vacuum up! I also love how after I vacuum, my room still smells like lemons. And the vacuum smells good when I use it again!

Now I challenge you to go sniffing around and find something smelly you can freshen up!!


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  1. What a great idea! I don't ever use carpet freshener...but in the shoes is good thinking!


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