With the colder weather hitting Australia and the house being closed up with the heater cranked I noticed last night a bit of a smell about the place. I know what the smell is as son number 2 ( bles him ) vomited all over my carpet earlier this week. Having never had to deal with vomit on the carpet before I made up a bucket of warm soapy water and gave it a good wash then I sprayed vinegar infused with essential oils over the affected area and let it dry. After vacuuming I could not see the vomit but last night sitting on my couch I kept getting a slight whiff of it. Now if I can smell it others must be able to as well so I racked my head this morning thinking what could I make to pop on the carpet to get rid of the smell. So this is what I came up with I put 1 cup of Bi-Carb ( or baking soda as it is known to some of my readers ) into a glass bowl and added 20 drops of essential oil ( I did 10 drops sweet orange, 6 drops ylang ylang, 4 drops patchouli it’s my signature scent for the house ) and mixed well followed by 3 or 4 rounds through my sifter. Once the essential oils were well combined with no clumps I transferred the mix into an old talc bottle. I then proceeded to shake it all over my carpet concentrating on the smelly area. I let it sit for 15 min then I vacuumed it all up. My house more so my carpet smells great. Not only can I not smell any vomit but the carpet appears to have had a “makeover” I only used about a tablespoon all up for one application to a rather large area of carpet. Be sure to only use the purest of essential oils, fragrance oil or any kind of dye is not recommended as it could stain your carpet.
By Nellie Lee Luhrmann
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