I normally make my own carpet freshener but due to a time constraint, I purchased one from the store. I was sitting one day getting ready to use the one I purchased when I looked on the back to check out the ingredients. I was looking because I wanted to make a batch and I wanted to see if I could replicate the one I purchased. I often wonder why products don’t list their exact ingredients. Makes me wonder if they have something to hide? I don’t know what their “Carrier” ingredient is and I have never heard of a “flow agent.” Those are the two first ingredients so I am assuming those are the main ingredients in their carpet freshener. I can imagine the fragrance and odor eliminator but I really don’t know what is in this store bought carpet freshener. Makes me both nervous and frustrated that I don’t know!
Anyways, I think reading the back of this container confirmed to me that I should always make my own household products. At least this way I know what is being used and that my family is safe from unknown and possible toxic chemicals!
So let’s get to it!
You need 3 simple ingredients and a fragrance of your choice.
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Cornstrach
1 1/2 Cups Baking Soda
Fragrance of choice (I am using lavender)
Instructions: measure out all of the ingredients. Add to a bowl. Make sure to remove any clumps. Add your fragrance (as much as you like). Add to your container. Sprinkle on carpet and let stand for 1 hour. Vacuum.
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