Homemade Carpet Freshener Recipes

Freshening your carpet between cleanings is easy to do with products you probably have around your home. This page contains homemade carpet freshener recipes.


June 22, 2010 Flag
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When your carpets needs refreshing, mix half baking soda and half dry laundry detergent. Sprinkle it all over, let it sit, and vacuum.

By Tammie from Auburn, GA

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June 23, 20100 found this helpful

I have been in floor covering for 16 years! Never EVER do this to your carpet! Unless you have a professional grade vacuum, you are just filling your carpet backing and your pad with soap, baking soda and trapping in all the extra dirt. When you have your carpets professionally cleaner, they will have a mess on their hands trying to get all the soap residue out of your carpet. If there is still residue, your carpet will get much dirtier MUCH faster! Also, your carpet will wear worse and you will have to replace much sooner than you normally would.

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July 19, 2012 Flag

Using 1/2 cup of borax, half cup of baking soda, and 20 to 25 drops of essential oil or ground spice cinnamon is good. Mix all together and put into an old container that has holes for sprinkling, like a mozzarella container. Sprinkle on rug, leave for 20 minutes and vacuum.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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July 26, 20120 found this helpful

Borax is a poison, so I would not use this on my floor if I had pets or small children who might be playing on the rug. I assume the vacuum would get most of it, but still, not something that I would do. Just because something is common household product does not mean it is harmless.

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June 22, 2010 Flag
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I need to know how if there is a way to make homemade carpet freshener. Does anyone have ideas?



Homemade Carpet Freshener

Baking soda works well for homemade carpet fresh. Just add a sprinkle of cinnamon or any spice for a fresh smell.

By Allie (04/13/2005)


By ThriftyFun

Homemade Carpet Fresheners

Baby powder will make it smell nice too. (08/16/2005)

By BrookesMommy

Homemade Carpet Fresheners

We buy it at Dollar Tree for $1.00 per can (if that helps). (09/23/2005)

By cookwie

Homemade Carpet Fresheners

We use this little packet of scented granules that we bought at Wal-Mart. They had vanilla or cherry scents available They only cost about $.97, and they are shelved by the vacuum bags and filters. You sprinkle the granules on your carpet, then vacuum them as usual. The scent permeates from the vacuum each time you use it due to the granules in teh bag being warmed and jumbled around it in. So no more stinky old vacuum scent filling the air. (10/02/2005)


Homemade Carpet Fresheners

These will clog up your vacuum fast, so be sure to clean it once a month! I used to use pet fresh by A and H, then had a lot of accidents when my older son was potty training. We had residue in our vacuum like crazy, to the point that you could smell it when the vacuum was turned on, and we had stopped using it (and changed the bag!) (03/30/2006)

By camo_angels

Homemade Carpet Fresheners

  • Equal parts borax and baking soda
  • Spices such as cinnamon or essential oils
Mix liquid ingredients into dry ingredients slowly and give them time to dry, mixing often to ensure drying. The borax will also help keep away bugs such as ticks and fleas. No essential oils - you can use cinnamon, nutmeg, etc from your spice cabinet as well. Be sure to check and make sure any added ingredients are safe for animals and children. Combine different scents to make your own combinations and be aware they can clog your vacuum, especially if humidity is high and you have a bagless vac.

Good luck! (08/27/2008)

By Sharon

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