DIY Natural Carpet and Mattress Freshener

This holiday scented, all natural DIY carpet and mattress freshener is perfect for the holiday season! #blackanddecker #holidayhappens #sponsored

There is nothing worse than cleaning up the entire house but it just doesn’t feel clean because of lingering smells. I used to purchase air freshener, candles, and anything else scented to cover up the smell. But all of those things contain chemicals and ingredients that are harmful to your health. Once we became a more natural household, I started making my own natural carpet and mattress fresheners. They are safe, quick, and cost MUCH less than other scented products. Could your house use some quick freshening up this holiday season?


What you need:

1 box of baking soda

5 drops of Orange essential oil

5 drops of Christmas Spirit essential oil


Mix all together and store in a jar

Sprinkle over carpets and allow them to sit for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle over mattresses and let sit for one hour.

Then just vacuum it all up and enjoy!


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Features + Benefits

  • Self-standing 2-IN-1 hand/stick design provides two vacuums in one for cleaning on and above your floors.
  • BatterySense™ displays remaining battery charge so you’re never caught off-guard.
  • FilterSense™ alerts you when your washable filter needs to be changed.
  • AutoSense™ automatically adjusts suction from bare floors to high pile carpet.
  • Choose low speed for sensitive applications such as vacuuming curtains + linens, or choose POWERBOOST for extra suction with a push of a button.
  • Lithium technology provides strong suction.
  • The powered brush bar helps you deep-clean carpets and area rugs.
  • Self-standing design keeps the vacuum upright and ready to use.
  • The built-in extendable crevice tool helps you clean hard-to-reach areas.
  • The detachable brush bar is easy to clean in between uses.
  • Cyclonic action helps keep the filter clean and suction strong.
  • Smooth pivot steering provides plenty of maneuverability around furniture.



Just leave a comment below, telling me how you would use the BLACK + DECKER vacuum this holiday season, and you could win 1 of 20 BLACK+DECKER SMARTECH Cordless Lithium 2-IN-1 Stick Vacuums.



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  • This is a must have! I have heard such great things about their cordless. With three young boys and a pup that sheds, I need all the help I can get. Thanks for sharing your natural freshener, I will have to give it a try!

  • This would’ve perfect for my home! Having carpets, a dog, and a new baby on the way, I would love to have clean and smell good floors!

  • I would love this! Mine other cordless vacuum just died. Your rug and mattress refresher is a must try! We have all wood floors downstairs and a dog so a cordless vacuum is a must when I need to vacuum every other day!

  • Holy cow! Why have I never thought to look for a cordless vacuum?!! I have two toddlers running around and would love to try this! Thank you for sharing!!!!

  • I use baking soda to refresh everything! But I have never thought to add essential oils to it! Totally have to do that now! I also need to get the Christmas Spirit essential that would be perfect for my mattress!

  • I would love love love this!!!! I’ve heard great things!
    Just signed a lease for our new place 🙂
    Being a mommy of two boys this will definitely help make it easier to clean our place 🙂

  • I would use a cordless to make cleaning after a toddler a lot quicker and easier! Love my current black and decker but not the cord, and asking for essential oils for Christmas hopefully I’ll get to try this carpet freshener out.

  • I have heard some great things about the Smart Tech feature. Our house could totally use one of the cordless Black & Decker Vacums because we have a house in constant need of quick & easy cleanups. A two year old and a 5 year old can work together to turn a clean home into a mess in less than 10 minutes! Oh and did I mention all the pet hair from our adorable pug. Haha, this momma could save time with a cordless vac! And the hard to reach areas are a constant issue because of the kids amazing ability to drop snacks in that far reach.

  • Lingering odors. I mean… ugh. And ick. And go-away! And I would LOVE to use this amazing vacuum to not only remove those scents, but also to clean up all the kitty hair around my house with that strong suction! How cool is the battery sense and filter sense! That is such a futuristic (and majorly helpful) way to keep the vacuum working in its best possible way! Love that!

  • I love homemade remedies for the home like this! I will be on the search for these essential oils and making this asap. With 2 kids and 2 cats, it seems there is always a stench coming from somewhere. I would use the Black and Decker vacuum everyday throughout my whole house.

  • I would keep this vacuum downstairs in our mud room for cleaning up dust and dirt that comes in from our shoes! And it’s close to the kitchen so the handheld feature is great for cleaning up my infants highchair!

  • O.M.G. Can I just tell you how many times a day I bust out my old, loud as hell vacuum? My toddler likes to throw all the food on the floor. ALL of it. My dining room is carpeted. I’m praying to the blog gods that I win this. If I win, I’m locking the kids (and husband) out of the house for a full day while I vacuum everything and then sit there and bask in the glory of my clean carpets.

  • One of the only things I miss about having carpet is the smell of carpet freshener. I’m a huge fan and hardwood floor cleaner just never satisfies me with smell. I may have to make a batch of this just for the bedrooms in my house.

  • I am totally going to make this, I still have little ones that wet the bed and sometimes that smell is so hard to get out! So I need this stuff!

  • Oh I love this! I’m going to have to try this carpet freshener. I’d use the cordless vacuum for curtains since I”ve never been able to do that before (how cool)! It would be a big help on all the floors and I’d love to use it in my car cleanup too (my daughter thinks the car floor is her trash can).

  • That cordless vacuum would be a must have in any home! I like your idea for more natural cleaning as well! I am so allergic to many cleaning products that I am always seeking out alternatives.

  • This sounds like a really great vacuum. I think it would be perfect in a home with 7 kids and 3 dogs, 3 cats! I am constantly vacuuming and cleaning!

  • I really love this idea because mattresses do get musty and dingy over time. I really like being able to make a freshener that I can create right at home and control the ingredients that go into it.

  • I would love to use this to clean up all the crumbs my kids leave everywhere!!! Plus we have a cat that keeps naping on my christmas tree skirt, thats going to be a mess!

  • I would love this vacuum to clean up the pine needles that are overtaking our house. Plus with a baby on the way, i see lots of messes in our future!

  • I would absolutely use this in our livingroom! We have a rug that sheds like crazy – especially with lots of people over and walking on it! A cordless vac would be amazing!

  • Would love to win one of these this holiday season! We are the gathering place for the holidays. Thats a lot of toddlers and a lot of toddler snacks. I am quite confident this vacuum would help me stay caught up with the messes a great deal!

  • The question is where WOULDN’T I use it?? I am in cleaning mode right now, and I could use it before the family comes over! And, I have those oils so I am about to try that freshener! Yay!