DIY Homemade Carpet Powder Cleaner is an easy, non toxic, budget friendly way to deodorize your carpets and rugs.  

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Carpet can make a room comfortable and homey, but it can be difficult to keep clean.  Especially if you have pets and kids.  Getting out urine odor from pets can be a big challenge.

Why do we need to use Carpet Powder?

Those commercial carpet powder cleaners are expensive, and they contain synthetic fragrance and mystery chemicals that aren’t healthy, especially for young children who tend to spend a lot of time on the floors. 

Synthetic fragrance is one of the most unhealthy ingredients in  commercial cleaning products.  It can have all kinds of impacts on our health, mainly to hormones.  And when our hormones get out of whack, we have other health issues.  It’s a viscous cycle.

sprinkle this diy carpet powder cleaner on your carpets then vacuum up to freshen carpets and remove odors

This simple homemade carpet powder cleaner utilizes the deodorizing and cleansing power of baking soda, and doTERRA Purify Cleansing Essential Oil Blend to help clean carpets and get rid of funky smells.   You could also use Lemon essential oil instead of the Purify if you have it.

And since it is homemade with only 2 ingredients, you are saving a ton of money! 

Use this carpet powder cleaner regularly to keep your carpets fresh, especially for you mama’s with crawling toddlers.  

You can feel confident that your carpet is clean and your kids aren’t crawling around on chemicals left by those commercial carpet powders like Glade and Febreeze.

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Supplies for your Homemade Carpet Powder

Mason Jars and lids with holes in them

I found these cute lids that are perfect for your homemade carpet powder.  (Your kids – or let’s be honest – YOU,  will also love using them for putting a straw in with drinks) They already have the holes cut into them in the top so they are perfect for sprinkling the carpet powder.You can use the extras for your spices. 

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They fit onto standard mouth mason jars which you’ll want to use to store your carpet powder.

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These are the mason jars that go with the lids shown above.  You can use any brand jar that is the same size and they should work with those lids.

Baking Soda

You most likely have this in your kitchen pantry already.  Baking Soda is a staple for all natural green cleaning.I usually buy the large bags of it from Costco because I use it for so many homemade cleaning products.

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I found it for an amazing price on Amazon so I stocked up.  Check the price here. If it’s less than $0.05 an ounce, that’s a great price.

How to Use Homemade Carpet Powder

Once you have your carpet powder made, it’s simple and easy to use.  

  1. To use your carpet powder,  sprinkle it on your carpet so that you have a light coating.
  2. Let it sit on the carpet for 1 – 2 hours so that the mixture can soak up any orders that are embedded in the carpet.   
  3. After it has been on your carpet for 1 – 2 hours, simply vacuum it up!

The trickiest part about this is that you’ll want to let the powder sit on your carpet for 1 – 2 hours.  So you’ll have to pick a time when you’re not going to be using the room.  This is hardest if you have toddlers or young kids.  Use that naptime!  

And be sure to keep pets out of the room.  They’ll track the powder through the rest of the house and some may even try to eat it. 

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How to Make DIY Carpet Powder Cleaner  

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DIY Powder Carpet Deodorizer and Cleaner

Looking for a new way to freshen up your carpets? This is a non toxic and safe homemade Powder Deodorizer. Shake it up in a jar and sprinkle it onto the desired area. Let it sit for about an hour, then vacuum it up.
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  • Add the baking soda to your mason jar
  • add the Purify Essential Oil and stir into the baking soda until well combined
  • sprinkle over carpet and let sit for 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Vacuum
  • Store remaining powder in an airtight container for a future use


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3 thoughts on “DIY Homemade Carpet Powder Cleaner”

  1. Hannah J Parrish

    5 stars
    2 cups baking soda
    10 drops doTERRA Purify Essential Oil
    16 oz mason jar
    LOVE THIS! I used just baking soda & cinnamon and it was subtle & delightful! THANK YOU!

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