Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How To Deodorize Carpet Naturally

In a house with three dogs and four kids, you need to know how to deodorize carpet naturally. I used to use those spray deodorizers way back when to remove the smell from carpet, but now I don't like to use those chemicals in my home. In our den we have a huge area rug that is costly to have cleaned so I like to remove the smell organically.

baking soda, area rug, clean house

It is so simple to do and such a cheap way to deodorize a carpet. I am finding there are so many ways to organically and naturally clean my home and it saves so much money to clean house with safe, inexpensive items you can buy at the grocery store or in bulk.

How To Remove Carpet Smell Naturally

  1. You will need a box of baking soda
  2. At least 2-3 hours
  3. A vacuum cleaner     

First, remove as much off of your carpet as you can. No need to vacuum the carpet first unless it is really dirty. Shake generously, the baking soda all over your rugs or carpet. A shaker with holes at the top makes this easier to do but from the box with just a small opening at the top will do. If you get a few clumps, just spread them with your foot or leave them. You do not need to completely cover the rug so that it is white, just sprinkle to cover as much as you can. Now let the baking soda sit on the rug or carpets for 2-3 hours or even better, overnight. Avoid walking on the baking soda because you will track it around your house. Thoroughly vacuum the carpets with a nice clean empty vacuum bag or canister for optimal suction. Go over with the vacuum one way and then turn around and go over again. 

You could easily do this too after you spot clean your rugs and carpets to help remove any remaining odors. Oh, the wonders of cleaning with baking soda.

If you can have windows wide open, even better to help freshen the room. This method of do it yourself dry carpet smell removal is so easy. You will notice a difference right away and it costs pennies to do. I repeat every month or so. This is nice to do when you know you have guests coming and you want the house fresh as possible. I swear the carpet looks even a little cleaner. Not sure but maybe the baking soda helps pick up a little extra dirt too.
You can find many more cheap ways to clean house and make your own cleaning supplies on our Frugal Tips Page. I have a whole Pinterest page devoted to cleaning house and cleaning tips if you'd like to follow.


  1. I have done this too. I always keep Baking Soda on hand. So many great cleaning uses, as well as cooking!
    xo Kris

  2. I use baking soda for matrace, too, quite generously. I even leave it sprinkled couple of days and it seems to get stains out that way.

  3. I used to do this and it did help. We don't have carpet at the farm so I don't do it anymore.

  4. What a great tip - with two dogs in my house this will sure come in handy!

  5. Yes! Isn't this amazing! Such a good... and helpful homemaking tip!

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. I LOVE baking soda. I use it to clean my sinks and toilet, too. Fabulous. Great post. Hopping over from Lisa's HS Linky - (Squishable Baby).

    Have a super weekend!

  7. Baking soda is a wonder, isn't it? We use it in closets too, to keep things fresh.

  8. Thanks for hosting this great blog party. I am joining for the first time. Thelma