Homemade Carpet Freshener

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We have a cat, whose adorable gray fur comes off of her body with not-so-adorable dander and allergens on a very regular basis. We sweep and vacuum, which usually does the trick, but since June is the beginning of the lavender season and the herb is starting to pop up at farmers markets, we thought we’d try this homemade vacuuming powder using it.

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 2 cups lavender, buds
  • 2 cups rosemary
  • Optional: essential oils in your own choice of fragrance

Just sprinkle it on and vacuum it up. Voila!

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