Is it time to freshen up your carpet? You vacuum cleaned it but you feel like it’s not enough and you need something to get rid of any bad smells and overall freshen it up? Well, I have the perfect DIY recipe for you so keep on reading!

A DIY Recipe For A Carpet Freshener!

I learned this recipe a few years ago from the amazing – a cleaning company based in London that specializes in Professional Carpet Cleaning. In general, they don’t recommend any DIY carpet cleaning methods that contain natural ingredients in them because damaging the fibers of your carpet is possible, however, this Carpet Freshener is 100% safe!

You need a few pretty specific ingredients that you can easily find in stores.

  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • 6 bay leaves
  • A tablespoon of whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup corn starch

The baking soda will deodorize the carpet and get rid of any bad smells. The bay leaves and whole cloves add an amazing scent to the mixture. Some people use essential oils, however, I think that these two ingredients are way better because they don’t make the mixture sticky. The cornmeal and corn starch are used as a binder so all ingredients stick together!

Mix everything in a blender then pour the mixture in a mason jar or other container that has a lid on it so you can store your carpet freshener and use it whenever you need it!

Next, sprinkle some of the mixture all over your carpet and let it sit overnight. If you have pets, make sure they don’t walk all over the carpet.

In the morning, grab your vacuum cleaner and remove the powder. And just like that, your carpet will be freshened up and your whole home will smell amazing!