Wall-to-wall carpeting, rugs, and/or carpet tiles are usually meant to create warmness, comfort, and coziness. Unfortunately, that wouldn’t be the case if you systematically neglect their freshness and hygiene.
Home experts recommend vacuuming your carpets and upholstery at least twice a week, while more invasive steam carpet and carpet tiles cleaning should be practiced at least once every year.
Meanwhile, there is another clever trick you can apply to freshen your carpeting, improve its odor, and enhance the general atmosphere in the room. This little pinch of magic is called essential oils.
How to prepare and apply the solution
Preparing your homemade carpet freshener is as easy as pie. All you need is two cups of baking soda and 10 to 15 drops of your favorite essential oils. You mix them up, sprinkle this natural deodorizer onto your carpet, wait about an hour, and vacuum the carpet. You can do the same on your couch, your sofa, and even your mattress.
Best essential oils for carpet and carpet tiles cleaning
The best thing about preparing your own carpet freshener is that you can change, modify, and personalize it every time. You can use a single ingredient or a tailored mixture depending on your preferences.
The best essential oils that you can use for improving both the hygiene and the odor of your carpeting include:
- Lavender oil is an all-time classic that is highly efficient against moths and bed bugs – tiny creatures that can literally ruin your carpet. In aromatherapy, lavender oil is used for relaxation and reducing anxiety, insomnia, and depression.
- Tea tree oil has some fantastic antimicrobial properties that make it a widely applied multipurpose cleaning product. Home and/or office carpeting makes no exception.
- Rosemary and Eucalyptus oils are both proved to be highly effective against mites – one of the worst allergens frequently found in carpets.
- Orange and Lemon essential oils are natural mood-boosters. Their refreshing smell blends with excellent antiseptic properties and creates a classic ingredient for every natural cleaning solution. The same goes for Peppermint oil, the scent of which also improves your productivity.
So let your imagination run wild – mix, blend, experiment, and find your formula. Because taking care of your home means taking care of your very self.