We cleaned the hardwood floors, cleaned mold from the shower and tub, disintegrated grease and sticky residue, and spot cleaned the leather sofa. Is there anything left? Oh yes, the carpets.
Living Well Mom has a helpful tip for making a homemade natural carpet deodorizer. In this case, any essential oil can work because you are ultimately relying on creating a pleasant scent. Living Well Mom loves a combination of tea tree, chamomile, and lavender, but if you think about it, the carpet is an important place to reap the antimicrobial benefits of eucalyptus. After all, it not only smells good, it also has important cleansing properties. And you don’t want to cover up bad smells, you want them dead and gone.
The DIY recipe for this one combines a large amount of baking soda, at least 2 cups, with about 20 drops of essential oil, or more of both for larger areas. And how about this bonus hack: Living Well Mom suggests putting everything together in an empty parmesan box, which will be just what you need to shake your mixture onto the mat. After you sprinkle it, let it sit for as long as you want, but at least 30 minutes. Then simply vacuum as you would a regular air freshener and enjoy the bliss of a deliciously scented room.