DIY Lemon Thyme Carpet Deodorizer

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Learn how to make the best natural Lemon Thyme Carpet Deodorizer in this easy DIY cleaning tutorial. 

Shaker jar of DIY Carpet Deodorizer sitting on tan carpet

Keeping your carpet smelling fresh when you have kids can be a challenge. Using a simple carpet deodorizer is one simple trick to try.

It’s easy to make a batch of homemade carpet deodorizer using two essential oils that are great for freshening things up – lemon and thyme.

Both essential oils have cleansing and purifying effects, which make them perfect for homemade household cleaners like this carpet deodorizer. An added bonus is it works on upholstery too.

Once you make up your batch, all you have to do is sprinkle it on your carpet, couch or other upholstery; allow it to sit for a while and then vacuum it up. Then everything will smell so much fresher!

DIY Lemon Thyme Carpet Deodorizer

Learn how to make the best DIY Carpet Deodorizer with lemon and thyme essential oils.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Makes: 1 Jar


  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops Thyme essential oil


  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Shaker Jar


  • Pour the baking soda into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add the essential oil drops, then stir until well combined. It will take a few minutes to make sure all of the essential oil drops are well distributed.
    Shaker jar of carpet deodorizer on tan carpet
  • Transfer the mixture to your shaker jar. To use, shake an even layer over your carpet or upholstery. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes, then vacuum up. Everything will smell fresher and the scent will linger.
    Homemade carpet deodorizer in a hand ready to shake onto the carpet

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