carpet baking soda DIY

Thanks to our 3 kids and 1 dog, our carpets get lots of wear, dirt, spills, and things I don’t even want to know about, lol.

One of my favorite products is Arm & Hammer carpet deodorizer; you sprinkle it on the carpets, let it sit for a few minutes and vacuum up:

arm & hammer

It does have a really strong smell, however, so I decided to try my own with 2 ingredients we already had: baking soda and lemon essential oil. It worked great and it’s just a fraction of the cost of buying the Arm & Hammer shaker box. Our living room smelled like sunshine afterward!



Mix baking soda and essential oil together in a container. Sprinkle on carpets and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Vacuum up the powder as you go.

lemon essential oil