DIY lavender citrus carpet freshener

One of the areas in my life where I tend to lean on commercial items happen to be cleaning items. Sigh. I know how bad they are for our health, but I also know that I like my house to be clean!

What’s a girl to do?

DIY lavender citrus carpet freshener


I will admit that while I don’t use all natural cleaners (I’m keeping it real here, friends), I have started to use them for more things.

I love adding essential oils to cleaners. They smell great, are non toxic and when used properly can be very affordable. 

Essential oils make me satisfied that my house really is clean. I have BOYS, you know how dirty those guys can be!

I used love using powdered carpet fresheners because they made the house smell so good.

But, I also know just how awful they are, so it was a cleaning product I gave up. I still miss the scents that filled my home though.

I decided that I needed to play around a bit and come up with my own. After researching and experimenting, I came up with a recipe that is easy to vacuum up, has a nice scent and it actually working at cleaning my carpet. Woot! Those are all great things, right?

The lavender and citrus are refreshing. (But you can totally change up the combination to fit your needs.)

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DIY lavender citrus carpet freshener


What equipment you will need:

  • Spice grinder or blender
  • A jar to store the powder in
  • A lid that has holes in it (it is easy to make or you can find them here.)


How to: 

  • Grind your orange peel until a fine powder
  • Mix the powder with baking soda.
  • Slowly drip the oils into the powder mixture and stir well or place in a plastic bag and shake
  • Place in a jar to store

DIY lavender citrus carpet freshener


This is really simple and I love knowing that my house has just a few less chemicals.

If you are interesting in more natural cleaning products, check out this Pinterest board for ideas.

I just started an Instagram account…come see what my family is up to.

What are some of your favorite natural cleaning products for your home?



*For the record, my thoughts and advice are only my experiences or what others have allowed me to share. We don’t claim to diagnose, treat or cure.*


  1. says

    Baking powder has got to be one of the superheroes of the green cleaning world! It’s so versatile, affordable and really gets the job done – especially with the delicious essentials oils you recommend. I’m pinning this recipe and will be using for my Spring cleaning projects for sure!

  2. says

    I am loving that orange peel in there!! SO smart! This sounds great. Our carpet is ancient. I am waiting for kids to stop spilling on it and maybe i will replace it when they move out LOL. This would be nice to freshen it up!

  3. says

    Of all the crunchy living things I’ve tried, cleaners have been my easiest switch! I love my cloth diapers too. But, there are other things I’ve tried and keep losing momentum on :( I found homemade cleaners to be addicting. I used to belong to a essential oil coop though so I had so many oils to play with! I’ve never added dried orange peels though – definitely trying that.


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