How To Make Your Own Homemade Carpet Freshener

by heather

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Want to save money, and keep a healthy home, by making your own carpet freshener?

Me too!

I was looking at my copious amounts of rosemary, lavender, and thyme this afternoon trying to decide what I was going to do with it all.  When suddenly, EUREKA!

I realized I should use some of it for carpet freshener.


Making homemade carpet freshener is not only a great way to save money, but it’s also much healthier than buying commercial carpet freshener (which is loaded with chemicals and artificial fragrance).

How To Make Your Own Carpet Freshener

I got this recipe from RecipeZaar.  I’ve used several of their recipes in the past, and they’ve always turned out great.


  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 2 cups lavender buds
  • 2 cups rosemary
  • essential oils (optional)


  1. Empty baking soda into a big bowl, and make sure you get the lumps out.  If you’re adding essential oils, do it now.
  2. Add the rosemary and lavender.
  3. Mix well, and then put in a glass jar or plastic bag.

If you added essential oils, you’ll need to let it sit for 2-3 days so it’s not wet when you sprinkle on the carpet.  If you left the oils out, then you’re good to go!

Different Options:

The Herb Gardener (one of my favorite blogs!) suggests chopping up the lavender and rosemary for a stronger smell.  She also adds bay leaves (chopped, of course) to her mix.

And, she advises to do a small test area the day before to make sure the herbs don’t discolor your carpet.

Last Word…

Well, I sure know what I’ll be doing tonight!  I’ve got all the ingredients on-hand, and this looks super easy.

I also wonder…seems like you could clean with this mixture too.  I use baking soda to clean my kitchen and bathroom sinks.  This seems like it’d be a great way to add natural fragrance to the room when I do that.  I’m going to give it a go!

Have any of you ever made this? Did you use different herbs?  I’d love to hear how it turned out!

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