diy carpet powder with essential oils

DIY Baking Soda & Lavender Carpet Powder

Whenever possible, I like to find simple, natural solutions for personal care and home projects. In fact, that’s a major premise of this blog. With that in mind, I wanted to share with you a recipe for a DIY carpet powder made with baking soda and essential oils. I try lots of DIYs – some successful, others not so much. This one was successful, so it made it to the blog. 🙂

A little background…

I never use carpet sprinkles. It’s never on my household essentials shopping list and I usually don’t put anything on the carpet before vacuuming my apartment. I only decided to use carpet powder after honey bear moved in and suggested using it on a recent cleaning day. I didn’t have any sprinkles on hand since I don’t buy them, so I decided to try making it myself after researching homemade solutions. Look at me feeding my creativity, saving money and being environmental. #yougogirl

The recipe below is adapted from

DIY carpet powder with essential oils:

You’ll Need:

1 – 1 1/2 cup baking soda

20-25 drops lavender essential oil

A container to store the mix (I used an old seasoning container to make it easier to distribute the sprinkles)


Mix baking soda and essential oils. I literally just put the baking soda inside the container, added the essential oil drops, put the top on and shook it to mix. The scent is heavenly…next time I will try making this with other essential oils like lemon, tea tree, peppermint, or rosemary.

diy carpet powder with essential oils

* Make sure to label your solution so that you know it is!

diy carpet powder with essential oils

Shake the powder over your carpet.

diy carpet powder with essential oils

Let it set for 10-15 minutes and vacuum it up.

diy carpet powder with essential oils

Do you use carpet powder? Would you try making your own? Share in the comments!

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