Earth day is soon, so let’s start the week off right by honoring it with this DIY homemade carpet freshener. All you need are these two ingredients: Baking Soda and an Essential Oil (or blend of oils to create a fragrance of your choice). I also purchased large sized glass jar with a perforated top from the Dollar Tree (like a parmesan or red pepper shaker – maybe you could repurpose one that you have sitting in your fridge?)
In a large bowl, combine a small box (12-16 oz) of baking soda with 20-30 drops of essential oil. Stir with a large spoon. I used lavender so that it would fill my apartment with a calm scent. Mix the lavender into the baking soda, then let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour. In this time, the clumps that were created from the oil touching the baking soda will have dried up some. Stir the mixture again after this set time, focusing on breaking up the clumps.
After removing any clumpy areas, pour the mixture into the bottle that you designated for it. I placed my bottle in the sink for this, and using a funnel would be even more helpful.
And there you have it! No artificial scents, and you can create your own “smell goods” to clean your carpet with. It’s so simple, how could you not try it?
What are you doing to become more conscious and sustainable to celebrate Earth Day this year (Wednesday April 22, 2015)? Check back here for more DIY & Green posts throughout the week, and let’s go green together!
• reuse • sustain • make old new again •
xoxo, dolls & dudes 🙂