Carpet and mattresses can get a little stale smelling and definitely need some spring cleaning. Using baking soda, this mixture stores well and looks cute too. Keep it on hand so you’re ready to freshen up these areas anytime.

Gather your ingredients:

  • 2 cups ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1 tablespoon dried herbs – lavender buds are my favorite 
  • up to 20 drops essential oil, optional
  • mason jar – I use this mesh lid for sprinkling, you can also use a fine mesh sifter as well

Carefully combine baking soda, dried herbs, and essential oils in a bowl and stir with a wire whisk.

Pour in a mason jar with a shaker top to store or feel free to store in a regular mason jar and use a mine mesh strainer to carefully sprinkle on mattresses or carpet.

Sprinkle on mattress or carpet – let sit for 15 minutes to an hour and vacuum as usual.  I use an attachment on my vacuum cleaner designed for upholstery to vacuum.

This is the same basic recipe as my Nightly Sink Scrub and Bathroom Scrub with the addition of the herbs. Check out those recipes and the routine that goes along with it! The Nightly Sink Scrub is one of my favorite little routines – it might just change your life.

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