I have hardwood floors, but for those of you with carpeting, here is a natural carpet freshener!
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 20-40 drops essential oil of choice
The baking soda is a natural carpet cleaner, and will help to remove any odors from your carpet.
The essential oils will not only leave a wonderful scent, but will also help to cleanse your carpet as well.
Pick essential oils that smell nice and have powerful cleansing properties. My two favorites for this are lavender and tea tree oil. I love the smell of both of them, and they both have potent antibacterial qualities.
Mix baking soda and essential oils together, and put in a shaker container with holes in the lid (such as a large, empty spice container).
Let this mixture sit for 24 hours to allow the essential oil to permeate the baking soda.
Sprinkle lightly over carpet. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, and then vacuum as usual.
Your carpet will be clean, smell good, and you don't even have to use nasty chemicals.