Removing unpleasant smell from carpets
It is impossible to remove the unpleasant odor from your carpets using only a vacuum cleaner. Vacuuming is a perfect everyday maintenance but it removes only dust and debris from the surface. Your problem with the strong smell of your carpets is not skin deep. You definitely need something more. The products for carpet cleaning we see on TV commercials leave strong and intensive aroma for a long period of time. Besides that those products are loaded with chemicals and they can be very expensive. Fortunately, there is a natural alternative. You can make a natural and just as effective odor remover in the comfort of your home. Homemade carpet refresher is simple to make and much cheaper, but most importantly it is a much healthier alternative for you and your family.
1. Solution #1
Make a mixture of 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon minced cloves, 3 tablespoons baking soda and 1 teaspoon of dried herbs (lavender and rosemary). Stir all ingredients and sprinkle it all over your carpet. Let it lay for about 15-20 minutes and after that you can just vacuum the carpet. You will smell the amazing aroma coming out of your carpet right away.
2. Solution #2
Stir 1 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of cornstarch (density), add 10-15 drops of essential (aromatic) oil according to your taste. Stir and sprinkle all over the carpet. Let it stay for half an hour and then vacuum your carpet. The amazing smell and freshness are guaranteed.
Ordinary baking soda perfectly neutralizes all kinds of dirt. Besides that, it is able to restore the original color of the carpet and refresh it significantly. Baking soda is one of the main ingredients of many carpets, upholstery cleaning products. It is also very useful in removing stains.