How to Get Dog Smell out of Carpet
Have you noticed lately your carpets smell like dog? Both my dogs, Ruby and Callie, are potty trained, but a few times a year I like to get my carpets smelling fresh.
You can use this all carpet deodorizer to take out the dog smell and this natural homemade carpet will clean even really dirty carpets.
Besides removing odors, it is natural and easy to make and use!
How To Get Rid Of Dog Smell In The House
Whether it's kids, pets, or everything in between, it's normal for our carpets to take a beating.
As someone who dislikes commercial carpet cleaners, I also dislike how most of them aren't pet friendly, plus they leave your house smelling for hours after cleaning up a spill.
In addition, many of these cleaners can damage or discolor sofas, carpets, or curtains.
Natural Homemade Carpet Deodorizer works well for normal, stinky dog odors. It is quick and easy to make, and it eliminates unpleasant odors.
With spills and stains, I would recommend a more direct cleaner.
To combat these tough messes and dirty carpets, I created a better natural homemade carpet cleaner spray.
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Natural Homemade Carpet Cleaner
Ingredients You’ll Need
All the ingredients for this recipe can be found in your pantry. Not only is it inexpensive, but it works great!
You can use baking soda to freshen and revitalize your carpets. It's also an inexpensive solution that won't harm the environment and even gets rid of odors and stains easily.
You can use it to clean carpets or just sprinkle it on the floor to revitalize them.
Depending on the stain you have, you may also need to take a different approach to using baking soda.
If you want to clean your carpet with cornstarch, you can use it in several ways.
One of the things you can do with it is sprinkle it on water or grease spills so that it will absorb all foreign material so that you can easily restore the beauty of your home carpet.
The salt in this natural homemade carpet cleaner recipe is used to bind up stains.
If you have a REALLY tough stain, like red wine or cranberry juice, you can pour some salt on top of the stain first to absorb the liquid.
Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes (or until the salt has absorbed all the liquid) and vacuum. Then use the carpet cleaner spray.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is one of the best things you can own. A powerful smell reducer, lavender oil can help you make every inch of your home smelling good.
It has a calming effect, and dog parents may also be interested in the calming line of Adaptil® products, such as collars, sprays, and diffusers.
Use it undiluted, with water, vinegar, baking soda. And not only is lavender oil safe and effective, but it also has health and wellness benefits, too!
Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile essential oils help to elicit a soothing effect and helps, calm a dog's gastrointestinal system.
Rose essential oil gives this mixture even more deodorizing properties and helps tackle bacteria and viruses lurking in your carpets.
It is one of the most versatile essential oils and is safe to use around children and pets.
- Container with a lid (We used a cheese shaker. It’s perfect!)
- Other dog safe Essential Oils
Other Dog Safe Essential Oils To Use
- Cedarwood oil: Cedarwood oil helps to act as an insect repellant
- Citrus oils (including lemon oil and orange oil): Both lemongrass and orange oil helps to act as a mosquito repellant and deodorizer
- Eucalyptus oil
- Fennel oil
- Frankincense oil: Frankincense oil is involved in a study to evaluate as a therapy for bladder cancer in humans and dogs
- Helichrysum oil: Have you heard of Helichrysum Oil? It's in the sunflower family. It has some potential for aiding bleeding disorders.
- Lemongrass oil
- Certain mint oils (peppermint, spearmint): help calm GI upset
Got Stains? How to Prep your Carpets
For liquid stains, it is always best to blot up excess liquid first. This will prevent the stain from setting in. Avoid rubbing liquid stains.
After I've blotted up as much liquid as possible, I will use the DIY Carpet Cleaner Spray.
If I encounter solid stains, I always pick up as much of the stain as possible before using Homemade Carpet Cleaner Spray.
Essential Oils and Pets: Tips and Advice
Most essential oil toxicity cases have a favorable outcome when detected early and treated by a veterinarian.
Preventative measures, though, are essential.
Follow these safety tips when using essential oils at home to reduce the risk of harm to your pets.
- Only use pet-safe essential oils from reputable brands, and dilute them appropriately with a carrier oil that is safe for pets. Never use essential oils around animals that are more susceptible to ill effects. Never feed or apply highly concentrated products to your pet.
- You should never force your pet to consume an essential oil - even one that is deemed pet-safe - if they don't seem to like it. To introduce your pet to the oil, conduct a smell test first.
- Do not add essential oils to your pet’s food.
- You should keep essential oil bottles and products out of reach of your pet or lock them up in a cabinet. Pets can easily knock over diffusers and liquid pot-pourri reservoirs if they are left unattended. The potential for fatal overdose is high!
- Be sure that your pet can leave the area if you are using a passive diffuser. Avoid using it near birds.
- When your pet is in the room, don't use an active diffuser, especially around birds and pets that groom frequently, such as cats.
- If you are using diffusers, sprays, and other essential oil products, limit how long you use them, and air out the room before letting your pet in.
- It is best not to mix different oils (which can inadvertently raise the concentration), and do not use pure products or blends where the concentration is not specified on the label.
- You should always wash your hands after applying an essential oil product to yourself, such as a perfume or massage oil. Your pet should not be allowed to lick the product off of your skin or clothing.
Printable DIY Essential Oil Carpet Deodorizer for Dogs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup cornstarch
- ½ tablespoon salt
- 10-15drops Lavender essential oil
- 10-15 drops of Chamomile essential oil
- 10-15 drops of Rose essential oil
- Container with a lid (We used a cheese shaker. It’s perfect!)
- Add baking soda, cornstarch and salt to a medium size bowl
- Add your essential oils and whisk together until well combined.
- Using a funnel, add your mixture to your container. Close the lid tightly
- Affix label if desired.
- To use, shake liberally onto carpet. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. Using a vacuum or broom, remove the powder from the carpets. Repeat as necessary.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 915Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21236mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g
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