DIY Carpet Freshener Powder
  1. If you’re using whole herbs, combine them with a few tablespoons of baking soda and the essential oils and process in the coffee grinder until very finely ground. Leave the lid on the grinder for a few minutes to let the powder settle before removing. Trust me, snorting fruit peel powder will burn! A mask is also a good idea here.
  2. If your herbs are already powdered, then put about ¼ cup of the herbs in the coffee grinder with the essential oils and give it a few pulses to combine. You can also drip the oils into ¼ cup of the baking soda and mash them in with a fork if you don’t have a coffee grinder.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the rest of the baking soda and the ground herbs until thoroughly combined. Store your creation in a glass jar.
  4. To use, sprinkle liberally on DRY carpet and leave on overnight. I use a repurposed parmesan cheese container for easy and even sprinkling. Do not use baking soda on wet carpets or you’ll have a rock hard paste that will not vacuum up. You can also use your hands to move the powder deeper into the carpet fibers. Vacuum the powder up after 12-48 hours. You’ll need to leave it on longer for stinkier carpets.
Recipe by Scratch Mommy at