Make Your Own Carpet & Mattress Powder ~ Homemaking 101 Week #2

When I change my sheets and wash my bed linens I like to spray the mattress, sheets, blankets and pillows with a linen spray.  I also, twice a year ~ once in the spring and once in the fall ~ like to sprinkle a fragrant baking soda mixture on my mattresses and pillows, letting it sit for about an hour.  I then use my vacuum cleaner with attachment to vacuum away the baking soda leaving a light clean scent behind.

This same mixture can be used on carpeting to freshen up your home.  In the case of carpeting, shake, let sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum as usual.

I use a repurosed Starbuck's Frappuccino bottle and lid.  I removed the label, washed the bottle and lid well and then placing the lid on a small piece of wood, I used a nail to make holes in the lid ~keep the top of the lid up so that any sharp edges are facing downward.

Fill your container about ¾ of the way full with baking soda.  Add several drops of essential oil or fragrant oil to your bottle and shake the bottle well to mix the ingredients.  I place my palm over the bottle and go to town shaking!  Put on the lid and shake over your mattress, pillows or carpeting.

I made a small label for my jar and printed it out on adhesive baked paper, cut it out and placed it on my bottle.

The labels are below in case you would like to use them for your powder concoction.

homemaking hugs, mb


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  1. Melody Kittles says:

    A great idea! Something I could easily do with my girls is always a win. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anne @ GreenEggs&Moms says:

    This is interesting!! But we don't have carpets anymore.. 🙂 Love homemade stuff though!