DIY Natural Rug Deodorizer Powder

January 14, 2016

This DIY Natural Rug Deodorizer Powder is made with baking soda, corn starch, and essential oils. Sprinkle it onto your rugs and carpeted areas to naturally eliminate lingering odors!

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One of the things I was worried about when we got Hunter was having a house that smelled like dog.  With a new puppy, accidents are bound to happen in the house and I did a lot of cleaning up after Hunter in the beginning.  As puppies grow, they start to lose that sweet puppy smell and become stinky little dogs.  And those stinky little odors can take over!

Candles make the house smell nice, but what about those odors that seep into areas like the rugs?  Thankfully, Hunter doesn’t shed a lot, but he likes to pull the fur out of a lot of his toys.  It’s like having another dog! Between that and common pet odors, I really wanted to make sure that my rugs still looked and smelled nice.

Obviously, you can buy fabric and carpet deodorizers in the store, but they’re often loaded with chemicals.  Not entirely safe for pets and children who love to play on carpeted areas! So I started looking online for DIY rug powders and found that you can make your own with items you probably already have in the house!

DIY Natural Rug Deodorizer Powder

All it takes to make your own deodorizing rug powder is baking soda, corn starch, and your favorite essential oils!  Then, mix everything up in a jar, pop on a shaker top, and sprinkle onto your rugs and carpeting when it can use a little refresh!



  1. In a clean, dry mason jar, add baking soda and corn starch.  Stir to combine.
  2. Add 10-20 drops of essential oil.  Stir to incorporate oil into mixture.
  3. Top your mason jar with a shaker lid and, if desired, add a label.
  4. To use: sprinkle rug refresher over carpeted areas.  Allow to sit a minute or two, then vacuum.

This rug refresher vacuums up easily so you won’t have any powder hanging around on your rugs.  It’s made with natural ingredients so it’s completely safe for your fur babies and little ones and it smells great!  If you want to lock the scent in your mason jar, throw a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the jar before screwing on the shaker top.  

Did you make this DIY Natural Rug Deodorizer Powder? Share it on social media using the hashtag #livinglavidadiy. Don’t forget to tag me @lavidaholoka!


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