homemade eucalyptus

homemade eucalyptus carpet freshener

We have an unspoken “take your shoes off at the door” rule at our house. Mostly because I have little boys who lounge, play and wrestle on the floor ALL. THE. TIME. And I hate the thought of them getting up close and personal with a germ-filled rug. But since this is an unspoken rule, not all of our guests know to follow it. I’d love to buy a handmade sign like those from Primitive HodgePodge that reminds everyone to please take off their shoes. But in the meantime, I’ve created a natural carpet freshener that  helps me feel a little less worried about my boys constant rolling across the floor!

The recipe for this Eucalyptus Carpet Freshener couldn’t be simpler and trust me – it works so well. The freshener gets its disinfecting kick from Eucalyptus oil which is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

AND… it smells so good. So there’s that. 🙂

homemade eucalyptus

To make this easy Eucalyptus Carpet Freshener you will need:

2 cups baking soda

1 cup cornstarch

20 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Here is what you do:

Mix together the baking soda and cornstarch. Slowly add the essential oil, stirring as you go. Store the mixture in a glass jar or any kind of air tight container and it should last for a VERY long time.

To freshen your carpet: Sprinkle the freshener directly onto the carpet or rug. Leave on for up to 30 minutes, then slowly vacuum it up.


~ julie ~

homemade eucalyptus carpet freshener
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