Handmade Natural Carpet FreshenerWednesday, September 25, 2013
Ever since I moved into our new home, I have been inspired to be a little more green in our lives. Evidence #1...making a dedicated area for recycling. I wasn't expecting to do anything life changing, just small steps like composting and recycling. Buying recycled sponges like these for example. I like it because I feel as if I'm doing my part in saving the world...my very small part but still important!
Fast forward to just a few months ago, I discovered a new love of DIY/home decor blogs. Combining my love of crafting with transforming my house into a home is a total win-win for me. Now my mind has been chock full of all these DIY ideas. I just need to get off my butt and do them!
One of those ideas that I just had to do right away was this homemade natural carpet freshener that I saw on Gerbera Designs. I couldn't get over how crazy simple it was to make this. Just three ingredients and all of them natural and non-toxic. With three cats running around the house and literally getting into everything, I need to be careful in what cleaning products I use. I did make a slight tweak in the original recipe. Here is the recipe I use:
Natural Carpet Freshener
1/2 cup lavender buds (original recipe had 1 cup)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
Place all ingredients into a food processor. Press and hold Pulse button until fully combined. Store in an airtight jar until ready for use.
I love labeling things.
I can guarantee that the lavender smell will permeate your house as you let this freshener do its work. Favorite smell ever!