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Baking Soda-Based Carpet Freshener Recipe


  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cup
  • Clean and empty Parmesan cheese or spice container - optional


  • ½ cup baking soda
  • up to 35 drop essential oil
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup Borax optional but recommended for deeply soiled carpet. Note that Borax and boric acid are NOT the same thing.
  • 2 pinches herbs optional but recommended for scent if you opt against using essential oils or want a longer lasting aroma


  • Measure the baking soda, and pour it into a bowl or your clean and empty shaker style container.
  • Add in the drops of your chosen essential oils.
  • Toss in any spices you have chosen to use. If using spices, I recommend adding in rosemary, mint, cinnamon, or ginger. Some folks run the spices through a blender or food processor to make them even more fine in texture.
  • Place the lid on the container and shake vigorously for about 60 seconds.
  • If using Borax, remove the lid and add in the robust cleaner.
  • Place the lid back on the container, and shake vigorously for about 60 seconds one more time.