Friday, September 14, 2012

Home Made Carpet Deodorizer and Room Freshener

In doing some research online today, I came across a wonderful POST about how to make an all natural, simple and useful carpet deodorizer and room freshener. I had to try it myself. I had all the ingredients on hand, so I wasted no time. It couldn't have been easier to make.

I mixed together 1 cup of BORAX POWDER with 1 cup of BAKING SODA in a small bowl with a fork until combined and there were no clumps. Then, I added 15 drops of my favorite ESSENTIAL OIL. (I made one scented "cucumber melon" and a second scented "fresh linen".) I poured the powder mixture into a pint mason jar and covered with a lid. Stored in a dry place, the powder mixture will last for a very long time.

To use for deodorizing carpets, simply sprinkle on your carpet and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then vacuum as you normally would. To deodorize a room or problem area in your home, simply pour into a dish and leave uncovered in that area.

I am in LOVE with this! ♥

Also, Daddy Dale and Sean have almost finished installing our new wood stove. I think it looks wonderful and it almost makes me want to wish for those snowy days to come with their freezing Maine temperatures... almost.

Tomorrow is going to be a long work day around the farm. I can't wait! We have so many projects to work on and I am looking forward to a nice long update full of pictures for you all. For now, it is time for this farm girl to get some rest.

Good night, friends.
Sonja ♥


  1. The stove looks great. Now if anyone can con me into coming up there in the winter I know I won't turn into a Kimmycicle. I might make up some of the carpet stuff too, I have all the ingredients hanging around.

  2. Wow, I'll have to try that carpet refresher. With two cats our carpets get pretty hairy!

    The wood stove looks great! I can just imagine sitting beside it curled up in a blanket with a hot mug of cocoa as the snow falls outside.

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