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Homemade Carpet Powder – Easy, Non-Toxic DIY Carpet Powder Recipe

No one likes stinky rugs and carpets – discover how to make homemade carpet powder for a clean, healthy home!

I really dislike smelly rugs, carpets, and furniture. I also really dislike mainstream chemical cleaners and artificial scents.

So what’s a health-conscious mama to do? Make her own carpet powder! This DIY carpet powder recipe is so easy to follow and all-natural for a fresh, clean smelling home without all the chemicals.

non-toxic carpet powder recipes

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Are cleaning supplies bad for you?

According to the American Lung Association, many household cleaners (including rug and upholstery cleaners like carpet powders) can contain volatile organic compounds and other toxic ingredients. 

They recommend switching to non-toxic alternatives, including baking soda. Baking soda is the backbone of this DIY carpet powder recipe – hooray! 

Other key takeaways about the safety of household cleaners, according to the American Lung Association, include:

  • Manufacturers are not legally required to disclose all all the ingredients in household cleaners.
  • Cleaners labeled as natural, green, organic, etc. are just as likely to emit hazardous pollutants as conventional air cleaners (yikes!).
  • Avoid cleaners with VOCs and fragrances.
  • Check the EPA recommendations for “Safer Choice” products.

People are realizing the detrimental impact air fresheners, fragrances, and cleaners can have on your health. Making accommodations for people with chemical sensitivities, including scents, is now part of the Americans with Disabilities Act!

DIY deodorizing carpet powder recipes

Baking soda is an amazing, non-toxic cleaner! Combine it with some fresh-smelling essential oils or botanicals and your carpets will smell great.

For all the carpet powder recipes you will need a glass mason jar. Regular pint mason jars work fantastically. Citrus essential oils eat plastics, so please use glass!

Make sure to use a fresh, new box of baking soda for maximum cleaning power!

homemade non-toxic cleaning products with baking soda

To make your carpet freshener:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix with a fork or whisk to combine, then transfer to your mason jar.
  • You can halve all the recipes to make one cup instead of two cups, if you’d prefer.

To use your carpet freshener:

  • Sprinkle over your rugs or carpets.
  • Allow to sit for ~15 minutes.
  • Vacuum!

Citrus deodorizing carpet powder

Purifying carpet powder

Relaxing carpet powder

Yield: 1 pint

Homemade Carpet Powder

Homemade Carpet Powder

These non-toxic fabric cleaners are easy to make and will leave your home smelling great!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • 2 cups baking soda (one box)

Essential oils

  • Option 1 - Citrus. 10 drops orange essential oil + 10 drops lemon essential oil. Add lavender buds for even more freshness!
  • Option 2 - Purifying blend. 10 drops Purify essential oil, 2 tablespoons borax powder, 2 tablespoons food-grade diatomaceous earth.
  • Option 3 - Relaxing blend. 8 drops lavender essential oil, 2 drops frankincense essential oil.

Instructions

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

    Mix with a fork or whisk to combine, then transfer to your mason jar.


    You can halve all the recipes to make one cup instead of two cups, if you’d prefer.

    To use:

    Sprinkle over your rugs or carpets.

    Allow to sit for ~15 minutes.
    Vacuum!

Remember to keep pets and children away from the area until you’ve vacuumed!

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homemade carpet powder for a fresh-smelling home

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  • [email protected] September 24, 2019, 05:41

    Fantastic article! Very well written and truly helpful! Thanks for sharing and helping, Natasha

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