Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Homemade Autumn Carpet Fresh

This "recipe" comes from the blog, Heritage Schoolhouse, which I visit from time to time. I mixed up a batch of Mrs. H.'s Autumn Carpet Fresh and was pleasantly surprised at our how nice the living room smelled for awhile after vacuuming the carpet. The only thing I plan to change next time is to add more cinnamon - the scent is lovely but I couldn't smell any of the cinnamon, just the powder. Eli was eager to sprinkle this on the carpet for me with a small strainer. Mrs. H. suggests a plastic bag with holes poked in, but I think the ideal container would be an empty Parmesan cheese jar.

Homemade Autumn Carpet Fresh

3/4 C. baking soda
1/4 C. talcum powder
2 tabl. cornstarch
1 tsp. cinnamon

Sprinkle over carpet (keep your container close to the floor so as to spread the cleaner on the carpet only versus the rest of the furniture - ask me how I know!) and let sit for 15 minutes. Vacuum. (NOTE: This made enough to do my living room carpet two times - of course, it might be different for you depending on the size of your flooring.)


Anonymous said...

I'll have to try this. I place a cinnamon stick and/or whole cloves, in the sweeper bag, when I replace it. I love that autm=umn, spicy, scent all year long!! :)

Amy's groomers said...

Hmmm....Sounds like a safe doggie freshener, too.....