Deodorizing Carpet Naturally
If I had to do it over, I would just use hot water, since everything else leaves questions of residue or setting stains. (Biokleen Bac-Out was a close second since I love it for stain treating laundry, but I wondered if it would have residue problems. It’s an enzyme based cleaner that smells like lime, which was more appealing than vinegar! The vinegar didn’t actually make the house smell like vinegar at all, by the way.)
One tip that I regularly use on carpet issues, especially tinkle on the carpet, is baking soda. A reader recommended baking soda and an essential oil like lemon mixed in:
Just sprinkle on the floor, wait for anything to dry if wet, and vacuum with a regular vacuum.
I love the addition of the essential oil for nice smells. My EOs right now are from Cindy T and doTERRA, but I don’t know if I’d want to spare much lemon oil for my carpet – I like to add a drop to my water for myself. Lemon essential oil is well known for cleaning though.