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Top 11 Eco-Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Bad Carpet Smell


Source: infoHome

Carpet, carpet or upholstery can be deodorized using natural products. Use 11 tips to get rid of unpleasant odors in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

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1. Ammonia

After thoroughly cleaning the carpet with a vacuum cleaner, dilute a tablespoon of black soap and a few drops of ammonia in a bucket of warm 1 water. First, using a cotton swab moistened with a solution, check the durability of the paint and if everything is in order, wipe the entire surface with this mixture. Dry the carpet in the fresh air, suggests infoHome.

2. Bicarbonate of soda

In the evening, pour sodium bicarbonate in a thin layer over the entire surface of the carpet and leave overnight, vacuum the next morning.

3. Talc

Talc is more fragrant than soda, but it costs more. Method of use is similar to soda.

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4. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus oil is a powerful deodorant, and also fights dust mites and other parasites present in textiles. Add a few drops of oil to the sodium bicarbonate and spread in a thin layer on the carpet, let the product run for at least 2 hours, then vacuum.

5. Dishwashing liquid

In 1 L of warm water, mix 2 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate, 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 2 teaspoons of dishwashing liquid. Pour the obtained natural deodorant into a spray bottle and treat the surface of the carpet. Let dry and vacuum.

6. Washing powder

For deodorization, use any powder detergent that needs to be applied in a thin layer on the treated coating. Leave overnight, then collect the dirt and powder with a vacuum cleaner.

7. White clay

Another environmental advice is to treat a carpet that smells bad with a thin layer of white clay powder. Leave the product overnight and vacuum the next morning.

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8. White vinegar

Mix an equal amount of warm water and white homemade vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the floor and allow to dry in fresh air.

9. Lemon juice

Carpet made from natural or synthetic materials can be cleaned and deodorized using lemon. Squeeze the juice of a large lemon (or 2, if the surface to be treated is large), mix it in equal parts with warm water and process the carpet from the sprayer. Let dry and vacuum if necessary.

10. Lemongrass essential oil

Mix 500 g of sodium bicarbonate (on the 1 large carpet) with 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil that effectively fights odor resistant. Spread the mixture over the entire surface to be treated, leave it for half a day, then vacuum it.

11. Odor absorber

At natural product stores, odor absorbers can be purchased, consisting mainly of a surfactant element and essential oils, which saturate the coatings with a pleasant and non-toxic odor and evaporate over time (from 4 to 6 weeks).

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