This carpet freshener is easy and fast to make. Most people have the materials at home right now!
1 cup baking soda
1 cup borax (optional for flea control …see note below)
5-10 drops essential oil (lemon grass and or rosemary smell divine!)
NOTE: Do not breath borax, if you are anyone in your home have respiratory issues do not use borax. If you are not having trouble with fleas omit the borax for baking soda.
Place baking soda and Borax (if using) into a container. Shake it a little just to mix them. Add in the oil or combination of oils (the oil is optional but do use it). Turn on your favorite dance tune and shake the heck outta it! That is it, you are done!
Mason jars make perfect containers since you can just poke holes in the lid. When you are ready to make another batch place a lid without holes for the shaking process then put your original hole lid in place. Recycle carpet fresh containers, just use cling wrap under the lid during the shaking. I up cycled a puffs can for mine.
Apply as needed to your carpets; allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes, and then vacuum.
The borax acts as a flea control by puncturing the flea eggs and fleas. If you are using this for flea control use tea tree oil as your primary essential oil.