Mix the sand & baking soda until thoroughly mixed & all baking soda has no clumps.
Add the essential oils in & mix completely. After mixed, add to a clean 32 oz mason jar. Use on area rugs and carpets. I allow it to sit on the carpet for 10-15 minutes to allow the essential oils to penetrate & get rid of the odors.
Non-Toxic Carpet Freshener & Good Health
I briefly mentioned that this carpet freshener is much healthier for you AND your vacuum’s health. It’s totally true. My Dude has worked in the vacuum industry for many years and he has repaired lots of vacuums that have blockages due to those store-bought carpet fresheners. Well, that and socks! HAHAHAThe reason that it is healthier for us & our 4-legged furry family members is because there are no toxins in this recipe. Sand, baking soda, & essential oils. No toxic chemicals or fragrances.
Before you get confused on what brand of essential oils that I use…let me splain Lucy!In this blog post, you will find a video that shows me using NOW & Plant Therapy essential oils.As soon as the NOW essential oils run out, I will be switching the oils I use to clean with over to Plant Therapy. I can get the large bottles from them as well, and frankly I love their company and oils.HOWEVER~ I just became a doTERRA Wellness Advocate & am also using doTERRA oils for my personal use. I probably will never use doTERRA oils in household cleaners because of the exceptional quality of these oils. Reason being is because it takes a heck of a lot of plants to make an essential oil. doTERRA uses the most pure and pristine plants. My concerns are that trying to sustain over 5 millions customers (and growing) and distributors may exacerbate crops of the plants used to make these gorgeous essential oils. And doTERRA is just ONE company sourcing these resources. So, I like to find good quality oils that maybe aren’t FIRST choice of where to source them from…but still offer all the benefits as doTERRA. Plant Therapy has been that company for me for over 2 years.
In this application, I used Arm-n-Hammer baking soda. I will use it in cleaning recipes, but I do not use it for food recipes, topical applications, or for ingesting. For those instances, I use aluminum-free baking soda by Bob’s Red Mill or Whole Foods’ brand.Aluminum is a known toxin that has a health warning against it’s use by the CDC. However, I just read this article and it says that baking soda is naturally devoid of aluminum and that the labeling of “aluminum-free baking soda” is a marketing ploy.Until I do further investigating, I will continue on the way I have been…and will report to you what I find out on this matter, in the near future.
As Noted in The Video
You will find that the video, in this blog post, that if you are using this on an area rug that the sand kind of flies of the rug as you vacuum. So, it’s just best to treat the area rug and THEN sweep and/or mop the hard woods or tile floor afterwards. It will save you the headache.
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