Freshen Rugs & Carpets with Two Natural Ingredients

Winter is so cozy. We love all of the seasons, especially the one that involves casseroles and our founder Becca Stevens' wardrobe of ponchos and fuzzy socks! But seriously, by the time spring gets here what once felt so welcoming and warm can feel a little stale. 

Our carpets and rugs do a lot of hard work throughout the winter, catching all of the falling things and filtering the air of our living spaces. And don't even get us started on everything that winter footwear can track inside. By winter's end, these soft surfaces can feel less fresh than the hard surfaces on which we use our other great cleaning recipes on a weekly, or even daily basis.

Enter the two-ingredient freshener that works hard to grab impurities so that you can vacuum them away, leaving fresh-smelling carpets and rugs. 

Here's what you'll need:

A large glass jar (repurposing a jar with a screw-top lid is a great idea!)

2 cups Baking Soda

Thistle Farms Immunity Essential Oil 

Vacuum Cleaner.

Throughly clean jar and lid, dry completely. With a hammer and nail on a safe surface, make holes in the lid's top, making sure to brush away all metal or plastic shards. Layer 1/2 cup Baking Soda with 10 drops of Immunity Oil four times until you've used all of your Baking Soda. Cover top and shake to combine.

For freshening: Shake the contents of your jar onto carpets or rugs. Let sit for one hour, vacuuming thoroughly on highest suction setting. One jar is enough for a large sized carpeted room or 2-3 mid-to-large sized area rugs. The antimicrobial properties of our Immunity Essential Oil gives extra disinfecting power to this freshening blend. 

For spot cleaning/stains: Shake enough of mixture over stain to completely cover. Allow to sit for 30 minutes. Lightly spray with a one-to-one solution of water and white vinegar, let sit for a few more minutes, scrub gently and vacuum when dry. Repeat as needed. 

*Note - It's always a good idea to do a test spot any time you're cleaning carpets.

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