Homemade Carpet Powder Recipe
Love that commercial carpet freshening powder, but not the price? Try making your own Homemade Carpet Powder, featuring one of our very favorite ingredients -- baking soda!

Simply use plain old baking soda to sprinkle on the carpets about 15-20 minutes before you vacuum. Baking soda helps to neutralize odors, giving the whole room a fresher odor. If you'd like to add a touch of natural scent, try adding a few pinches of ground spices such as cloves or cinnamon. OR, you can add a few drops of essential oils to the baking soda, and use a fork to mix together and break up any clumps.

Handy Tip
Use an old spice shaker or a parmesan cheese-type shaker to make shaking the powder out a lot easier. Then you can keep this in your cleaning kit and use whenever you want to freshen up the carpets!