Homemade Carpet Deodorizer for Pets

Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by ellen

This homemade carpet deodorizer for pets is a DIY carpet freshener that works perfectly to keep carpets smelling fresh with pets.

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This homemade carpet deodorizer for pets is a DIY carpet freshener that works perfectly to keep carpets smelling fresh with pets.

Homemade Carpet Deodorizer for Pets

If you’ve been looking for a homemade carpet freshener recipe, this natural carpet deodorizer helps reduce or eliminate carpet odors caused by pet urine or other pet odor.

Odor-causing bacteria can be caught in your carpets. It’s important to remove whatever is causing the odor by cleaning your carpet first.

But, this homemade carpet deodorizer helps keep carpets fresh and eliminate odors your pets leave behind.

What is a carpet refresher?

A carpet refresher is a product you can use to help eliminate odors and keep your carpets smelling fresh. Carpet refreshers come in different forms, but most typically are either a powder or a spray.

This homemade carpet deodorizer recipe is a natural way to remove pet carpet odor. It’s an easy DIY that uses ingredients you likely already have in your home.

This carpet deodorizer recipe is a natural way to keep your carpets odor-free and eliminate pet odors.

ingredients in glass bowls

How often should you clean carpets?

It’s a good idea to clean your carpets every 6 to 12 months, but you should definitely clean them if you see or smell any pet urine or other pet odors.

If you have dogs or cats who have access to your entire home, you can use this DIY carpet deodorizer in any area of your house. Just sprinkle it liberally on the carpeted areas and then vacuum up.

supplies and essential oils

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this DIY carpet deodorizer recipe.

You will also need a funnel and a shaker jar or Mason jar to store your deodorizing carpet powder. Any glass jar will work.

making a carpet deodorizer

Is this baking soda carpet deodorizer safe for pets?

Yes. Both orange essential oil and rosemary essential oil are considered safe for pets. It is a pet-friendly base for this DIY carpet deodorizer recipe.

Check out these pet safe carpet cleaners if you have a stain you need to remove.

What other essential oils are pet safe?

Here are the best essential oils for a carpet freshener. In this carpet deodorizer, you could also use lavender essential oil and chamomile essential oil. Be careful when using essential oils around your pets. Some are toxic to animals.

You can leave out the essential oils when you make your own DIY carpet deodorizer. It will remove the odors but will not leave behind a scent.

As a pet parent, you must make the best decisions for your pet, so choose whichever option you like. Just be careful when using different oils in this DIY carpet deodorizer.

filling a shaker jar with carpet refresher

How to make carpet deodorizer

This is how you can make your own carpet freshener.

  • Add baking soda, cornstarch, and salt to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add your essential oils and whisk together until well combined.
  • Using a funnel, add your mixture to your container. Close the lid tightly. Let the mixture sit overnight.
  • Affix label if desired.

To use this carpet deodorizer, sprinkle liberally onto the carpet. Let the baking soda sit for 10-15 minutes. Using a vacuum or broom, remove the powder from the carpets. Repeat as necessary to remove unpleasant odors from your carpet.

If you need to spot clean stains, you can use dish soap and a rag or paper towel.

This homemade carpet deodorizer for pets is a DIY carpet freshener that works perfectly to keep carpets smelling fresh with pets.

Carpet cleaning tips

Before using this homemade carpet deodorizer, it’s important to first clean your carpets. If you have pet urine stains or other types of carpet odor, you’ll want to remove whatever is causing the odor by cleaning your carpet first.

This homemade carpet deodorizer recipe is a great way to keep your carpets smelling clean in between professional cleanings. It really does smell amazing and uses natural ingredients.

Learn more about how to remove pet odors from your home.

Here are a few tips for cleaning your carpets:

-Vacuum your carpets regularly. This will help remove dirt, dust, and any pet hair that has accumulated.

-Spot clean your carpet when necessary. If you have any spills or stains, be sure to clean them up as soon as possible.

– Professional carpet cleaning. Every 6 to 12 months, it’s a good idea to have your carpet professionally cleaned. Leaving dirt and soil in your carpet can damage the carpet fibers.

-Stain and odor removal. If you have any pet stains or odors, be sure to use a product that is specifically designed to remove them. There are many products on the market that are safe for both pets and your carpet.

If you have a tough stain to tackle, check out these green carpet cleaning products.

How long will this carpet deodorizer last?

This recipe will last for several months. Be sure to store your carpet deodorizer in a cool, dry place.

Do not use this on wet carpets. If your carpets are wet, you’ll need to clean and dry them first before using this homemade carpet freshener.

This natural carpet deodorizer is perfect for pet parents looking for a DIY recipe to keep their carpets smelling good. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own carpet deodorizer and eliminate pet odors.

Affix a label with the ingredients and directions, and you’re ready to go!

Happy cleaning!

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Homemade Carpet Deodorizer for Pets

This homemade carpet deodorizer for pets is a DIY carpet freshener that works perfectly to keep carpets smelling fresh with pets.

This homemade carpet deodorizer for pets is a DIY carpet freshener that works perfectly to keep carpets smelling fresh with pets.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 15-20 drops of orange essential oil
  • 15-20 drops of rosemary essential oil

Tools

  • Container with a lid (We used a cheese shaker. It’s perfect!)
  • Funnel

Instructions

  • Step 1: Add baking soda, cornstarch, and salt to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Step 2: Add your essential oils and whisk together until well combined.
  • Step 3: Using a funnel, add your mixture to your container. Close the lid tightly.
  • Step 4: Affix label if desired.
  • To use, shake liberally onto the carpet. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. Using a vacuum or broom, remove the powder from the carpets. Repeat as necessary.

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