Carpet, Mattress (and more) Powder - Everyday Essentials

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Carpet, Mattress (and more) Powder

This is one of my favorite cleaning recipes! It’s a quick and easy DIY that you can use all over your home! Customize your scent & refresh your cleaning routine! Join me in making this multi-purpose powder for your home…

Here’s what you’ll need:

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Add baking soda to fill 1/2 your jar
  2. Drop a few (10-15 drops) essential oils into your jar
  3. Add the rest of the baking soda
  4. Drop in more essential oils (another 10-15 drops)
  5. Shake well to incorporate the essential oils into the baking soda

Now what?

  • Sprinkle this mix onto your carpets, allow it to sit for 30-60 minutes and vacuum up.
  • Pour about a tbsp. into the bottom of your trash pail to absorb stinky trash smells.
  • Sprinkle onto mattresses, allow to sit for 30 minutes and use your vacuum’s accessory hose to vacuum up.
  • Sprinkle into your kitchen sink, stainless steel, moisten a sponge or wash rag and scrub your sink to a high shine! Rinse well.
  • Use a bit with any citrus to help remove stubborn labels from up cycled jars!

Recipe Ideas:

Enjoy your new household powder! You will find many uses for it!! I truly hope you find this powder  as useful as I do! As always, if you have specific questions or concerns please get in touch with us. You can email our Certified Aromatherapists at [email protected] anytime. We’re happy to help!


38 thoughts on “Carpet, Mattress (and more) Powder”

  • If you have a Parmesan cheese container lid, they usually can be screwed onto a mason jar (regular mouth). Great for these types of recipes.

  • homemade cleaning solution is a great choice, especially for those allergic to harsher chemicals. Also, since they don’t contain harsh chemicals, they help improve the shelf life of the carpets and other household items. Great post! thanks for sharing

  • I made this today, cedarwood, lime, grapefruit, and blood orange. Such a great pick me up scent. Makes cleaning a lot more fun. haha.

  • I made this yesterday to freshen a dog bed and my mattress. I used 10 drops of cedarwood Virginia and 10 drops of sweet orange. Even after vacuuming, I could smell the mattress until I covered it with clean linens at bed time. I will be using the rest to do my living room carpet and couches. And then I will make more!

    1. Because there’s no water in this recipe, the Carpet Powder will be safe to keep. Just make sure to keep it in an airtight container.

  • I just “made” this to refresh my closet floor. I used equal parts steam distilled lemon and key lime, plus a few drops left in a nearly empty bottle of Zombie Blood (now Defender). Now I’m patiently waiting to vacuum it all up and get rid of the stale smell that comes with not emptying the closet and cleaning it often enough…

  • I was just thinking of making this for my carpet and mattress when it popped up on Facebook. I can’t wait to make and use some

  • I am crazy when it comes to carpet powder as I love it and probably use to much of it. This recipe looks great and I will be using it very soon. I love how Plant Therapy gives you ideas and ways to use the essential oils.

  • I searched the blog looking for something to freshen our carpet at work and I’m SO glad I found this. I work for a local non-profit and we are housed in an old church building that has a leaky roof. Although we have a shop-vac that is taking care of the moisture, we are in desperate need of some carpet freshness! Can’t wait to make some of this up and give it a try!

  • This really does work. Simple and effective. Do allow the essential oils to sit in the baking soda for about an hour, and shake jar again before use.

  • I just made this with orange blood and tea tree! So excited to use it. (I have to wait until nap time so LO doesnt get it all over her hands.

  • I’ve been searching and buying for a good carpet cleaner for years! So happy that I can mix essential oils for a recipe. I made this with Deodorizing Synergy blend and the whole room smells so good and felt so clean. I will try other oils next time!

  • I just made this with lavender and lemon and it smells amazing!! After making it and sprinkling it all over the house I started to wonder…is this safe to use if you have pets in the home?

  • OMG YOU GUYS! I made this carpet fresh powder with the birthday Lemon Cupcake oil. Holy smokes! My house smells like a bakery! So easy to make and the kids had fun helping me sprinkle the carpet.
    They’re excited to mix their own scents for their rooms now 😉

  • I did this recipe with Sweet Orange and tea Tree, it smelled good for a short time and then it was gone 🙂 Should I perhaps use some base tones to make it last longer?

    1. Ana, sometimes when we are around a smell for too long, it becomes difficult for us to smell. I would ask another person, who has not been in that room you used the oils in, what aroma, if any, they can smell. That being said, Orange Sweet, like all citrus oils, doesn’t linger for long because it evaporates quickly. You can try some base tones and see if the smell will last longer; let us know how that works out for you!

    1. Ashleigh, you could definitely try that! I would let it sit for 30-60 minutes, then vacuum out the shoe before wearing again 🙂

  • Any specific oils our blends you world recommend to help prevent mold/mildew? My parent’s basement was flooded and we want to deodorize the carpet now that it’s dry.

  • When Retha demonstrated this DIY, I knew we had to make it! We have used it often to freshen up our mattress and especially after a kiddo had an accident in the night. Sprinkle the mattress powder on, allow it to set at least 30 Minutes then vaccum up. The essential oils really do help eliminate the odor. We made our carpet/mattress powder using Germ Destroyer to get all the ickys out. We didn’t use anything fancy to store it in, just upcycled an old glass seasoning jar as it has the plastic top with holes. It works perfectly for sprinkling in a jiffy.

    1. Vicki, thank you so much for sharing; it’s wonderful that you’re able to use this recipe and it’s been working well for you! And great tip about using an old glass seasoning jar for storage — I might give that a try myself!

  • I also use this to scrub my toilets… it cleans better than any toilet cleaner that is caustic.
    I love using some cloves essential oil in the mix too.
    I bought a sprinkler top for my jar so it’s easier to sprinkle on mattresses and carpets ❣️

  • I’m really excited to find your blog! I work as a cleaner (Cleaners Up Ltd.) and I deal with carpet cleaning a lot and rarely with mattress cleaning. I really prefer using natural ingredients and I’m trying new recipes all the time! My clients are really happy that I don’t use toxic products and I’m very pleased with this! The recipe seems really useful! I love baking soda so I’ll definitely try it! Thank you! 🙂

  • I am new to essential oils and have a question. Why should you use caution using Germ Fighter with children under 10?

    1. Yes, we recommend using Germ Destroyer on kids ages 2-10. Although it is safe and effective for everyone over age 2 (barring an medical interactions, etc).

  • For what it’s worth, the shaker tops from Parmesan cheese cans fit on top of canning jars. Makes for perfect shakers without having to drill holes.

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