The best way to keep a carpet smelling fresh is to
All you need is a box of baking soda and some essential oils. I generally add about 10 drops per box, though you can certainly add more or less to suit your preferences. I like the scent of lavender, so that is what I usually add to my mixes. Just combine the ingredients in your jar and shake,shake,shake, shake, shake til it's thoroughly mixed.
*Hint* Use a piece of plastic wrap to keep it from going all over the place while you mix it up.
To use, sprinkle liberally over carpet and allow to sit for at least 15 minutes. Vacuum completely.
If you live in a humid climate like I do, you may want to keep a piece of plastic wrap over the opening of the jar between uses to minimize clumping.
Baking soda 50 cents/box
Essential Oil for scent less than 5 cents
Total 55 cents per refill
Compare it to commercial brand at $2.00/box
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