Homemade Natural Carpet Deodorizer and Stain Remover
This is a FANTASTIC versatile mix that not only freshens/deodorizs carpets, but cleans them, deters pests like ants and carpet bugs/mites, removes stains from carpets and can even be used on urine stains and mattresses. It is all natural and safe!
  • ½ cup of Borax
  • ½ cup of Baking Soda
  • 7-10 Cinnamon Essential Oil and 7-10 drops of Cassia Essential Oil or just use 7-10 drops of Cinnamon/Cassia Blend
  • 7-10 Lavender Essential Oil
  • 7-10 Peppermint Essential Oil
  1. Mix the ½ cup Borax with the ½ cup of Baking Soda until well blended
  2. Then add your drops of essential oils - use 7-10 of each oil. It will make for a nice fragrant blend. The more drops you use, the stronger smell!
  3. Then put into a container to use as needed. If you don't have a "pouring" or "sprinkling" type container, just a reusable plastic bowl with lid or other storage container would work. I only had this option for a while until I found this cheap pouring container.
  4. Then sprinkle the blend on your carpets and if you don't have a pouring or sprinkling container, just use a spoon!
  5. Let it sit for 15 or so minutes
  6. Vacuum up the powder and enjoy the results!
Other Uses: For carpet stain remover - carpet stain removing tip is to attack it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Your chances of getting it removed decrease greatly if the stain sets for any amount of time. If you get a stain, immediately blot up what you can and then cover the stain in this mix and let it set for several minutes for the borax and baking soda to soak up the rest. Then vacuum away the stain! For tougher or dry stains, mix 2 TBSP of this mix with 1 oz of water and then apply to your stain. Wait until it dries and then either shampoo/scrub it up or vacuum it up depending on how bad the stain is. For mattresses, you can use this just like you would on your carpets - sprinkle on, let it set for a few minutes and vacuum it up! Also, if you sprinkle this in the bottom of your garbage or diaper pails either in the garbage directly or even in the bottom of the bag each time you change it, it will help to deter odors this way too! Finally, similar to stains, if you have urine or vomit issues from pets or toddlers on carpets or mattresses, after blotting up what you can, then cover the wet spot with this solution, let it set and vacuum it up - it is safe, natural and actually kills bacteria with the oils listed above and very, very effective for this purpose too! See more homemade, natural and frugal cleaning products at TheThriftyCouple.com/SpringCleaning
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at https://thethriftycouple.com/homemade-carpet-deodorizer-powder-cleaner-recipe-and-many-other-awesome-uses/