How often do you clean everything in your house? We all regularly clean windows, floors, do laundry, regular dusting etc. but often forget carpets that are a breeding house for dust mites and many more microbes. It is essential to clean your carpets on regular basis to keep allergic situations at bay and also to keep your house dust-mite-free. Also, cleaning carpets isn’t a touch job, you simply need to get hold of an anti-bacterial carpet powder! You might find many commercial carpet powders but why to spend money when you can make your own at home that too for cheap and free of toxic compounds! Below is how you could make your very own carpet powder along with its benefits:
Baking soda- Baking soda is a natural anti-microbial agent. It inhibits dust mites and many other microbes that might be residing in your carpets. It also soaks in odour and refreshes your carpets. Also, it reduces humidity in the carpets thus preventing mould and other fungus growth that can cause allergies.
Lavender essential oil- Lavender essential oil is a natural anti-bacteria and anti-fungal agent. It inhibits dust mites and many other bacteria and fungus that can grow in your carpets under humid conditions. Also, it adds a fresh fragrance to your carpets masking any odour.
Citrus peel powders- Citrus peel powders, just like essential oils are anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in nature. The prevent ad kill bacterial and fungal growth. Also, they keep your carpets smelling fresh.
Additional benefits- The essential oil and peel powder in recipe not only inhibits microbes and odour but also acts as a preservative. The carpet powder is non-toxic and contains all safe and natural ingredients. Also, it is easy to prepare and store.
HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE CARPET POWDER
Things you need:
- 2 cups baking soda
- ¼ cup citrus peel powder
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix it well.
- Keep it open for 15 minutes and fill in a jar or bottle, whatever you prefer.
- To use, simply sprinkle it all over your carpet, let it sit for 30 minutes and vacuum it up.
- Use it 3 times a week.