So, I saw this recipe on the joyful oil team group page on FB, which I am a part of. [Wanna be a joyful oiler? Ask me how!]. I was getting ready vacuum my carpets anyways so I decided to try it out. Here’s the recipe from a fellow joyful oiler, Tayla Barbanente:

DIY CARPET REFRESHER

I have a 3 year-old and a dachsund in my house, so sometimes my area rugs need a little pick me up. This DIY Carpet Refresher helps my rugs smell like new and the whole room smells fresh afterwards! I also like that it is completely natural.

You will need:
1/2 cup Borax
1/2 cup Baking Soda
15 drops Lavender
15 drops Purification

Mix all ingredients together, and sprinkle evenly on your carpet. Gently rub the powder in, and allow to sit for about 30 minutes. Vacuum the whole carpet thoroughly, and you’re done!

Thieves or Citrus Fresh would also work well in this recipe. What is your favorite way to clean with essential oils?

[image and above quote credit to: Talya Barbanente] 

This little recipe looked so simple! But I didn’t have any Borax on hand. *bummer*. I didn’t let that hinder me, though! I just poured out my baking soda and picked Thieves and Lemon for my oil blend. [these two oils together smell like a heavenly, sweet pastry!] *trustme*

I put it all in a spice shaker and then started shaking it on my carpet. It really clumped together in my spice shaker, so I ended up pouring it out in handfuls and then sprinkling it on the carpet. Let it set for a bit and then the magic happened!!

Normally when I vacuum, the whole room ends up smelling musty and dusty, cause the vacuum sucks up and blows around all the dust and dirt from the carpet… bleh! THIS TIME, though, my living areas smelled like I just walked into a delicious, cinnamony, bakery!

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Now, fast forward to this week… for some explainable reason my gums on one side of my mouth became inflamed and swollen. It was red, puffy and tender. I reached for my Young Living Thieves oil to put a drop on my tooth brush because I know the oils in the blend help support a normal, healthy oral environment, when I thought, ‘ya know, lemon might be helpful for this situation too.’ Because it is alkalizing; and I sorta suspected I’d been eating too many acidic foods lately, and perhaps that was the cause of the discomfort. Then I thought, “well, baking soda is helpful with promoting an alkaline environment”. Then I thought, ‘HEY! I just made something last week for the carpet that could help my mouth!’

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Then I seriously pondered this thought… am I REALLY about to put a carpet freshener recipe in my MOUTH?! Why, yes, yes I am!

You know your cleaning supplies are not only toxin free, but in fact promote health and wellness when you can use your carpet freshener as your tooth powder!

Just a couple brushings later of dipping my tooth brush in the powder and my gums are happy and back to their normal selves.

Do you use Essential oils in your home? What is your favorite Oily DIY?

Blessings in Christ – Kerry

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