I love for my home to smell fresh and clean. But with 2 dogs, a cat, and kids in the house, fresh and clean can really be a challenge.
There are a lot of products on the market that claim to get rid of odors, but I’ve got 2 problems with most of them:
First, they really don’t get rid of odors; they simply mask them.
And second, so many of these products are just not safe. They’re filled with toxic chemicals that aren’t good for our families, including our 4-legged companions.
So what’s a dog mom to do if she wants a nice-smelling home without the chemicals? Well, I’m glad you asked because I’ve got the perfect solution: this do-it-yourself pet-safe carpet sprinkle!
I’ve written before about using essential oils with dogs, and this simple recipe for a pet-safe carpet sprinkle includes some of my favorites oils.
The scent combinations you can create are endless, but always make sure you’re using oils that are safe for pets. If you have questions, consult your veterinarian.
To use your delightfully-scented carpet sprinkle, simply shake a little onto your carpets, pet beds, furniture, or any area that needs a little freshening up. Let it sit on the surface for a few minutes, then use your vacuum cleaner to sweep it all up. You’re left with a pleasant lingering scent, and you can rest easy knowing that the ingredients are safe for your entire family.
What are some of your tips for keeping your home fresh and clean smelling? I’d love for you to share them with me in a comment below!
- 1/2 c Baking Soda
- Bergamot essential oil
- Lemongrass essential oil
- Tangerine essential oil
- Pretty glass shaker
- Fill your glass shaker with 1/2 cup of baking soda.
- Add 7 or 8 drops of each essential oil.
- Cover the shaker top with your hand and shake until the oils are mixed thoroughly.
- Sprinkle over carpet, pet beds, couches, any area that you want to freshen up.
- Let it sit for a few minutes then vacuum up!
- Always seek your veterinarian’s guidance before using any natural product, including essential oils, for your pet.
Thanks to Rose at An Exercise in Frugality for the inspiration for this post.
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