We all love our furry friends, but sometimes they can make our surroundings smell less than lemon fresh! Especially throughout the winter months when we all spend more time cooped up indoors.
If your carpets are taking on an unpleasant odor, we have a simple, pet-safe solution that you’re probably already using for baking or in your fridge: baking soda!
Instead of reaching for a chemically laden air freshening product, make baking soda your go-to deodorizer. All you have to do is sprinkle it over the stinky carpet situation, leave it for an hour and then vacuum it and the smell right away. Baking soda absorbs the unseemly pet smells instead of masking them like other commonly used room sprays or air fresheners.
Many online recipes recommend adding crushed dried lavender or drops of your favourite essential oils to the baking soda, but if you go this route, you need to do your homework because some essential oils can be toxic to both cats and dogs.
In addition to taking care of smells, every pet owner has to deal with messy task of scrubbing pet “accidents” from your rug or furniture especially in puppy and elderly pet stages.
This pet and budget friendly mixture from Natural Cures helps lifts tough stains, while deodorizing smells.
10 ounces hydrogen peroxide
3 tbsp baking soda
1-2 drops of all natural dish detergent
Mix all three ingredients in a bowl and pour slowly into a spray bottle, otherwise the baking soda will cause the mixture to foam and spill all over the place.
This mixture will rid carpets of urine and blood stains and deodorize the carpet to keep it smelling fresh. It can also help lift carpet smells if your pet has been sprayed by a skunk.
1. Spray generously on affected area of carpet or flooring and allow mixture to stand for at least one hour.
2. The stain should lift off easily with a rag.
Always spot check before using on new carpet or piece of furniture for the first time.
Next time your nose whiffs an unpleasant aroma use baking soda for fido- friendly carpets.