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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!


Have you guys heard of the new BLACK + DECKER cordless lithium 2-in-1 stick vacuum yet? Life changing. I was using a large and extremely loud vacuum that was years old. I had no idea how much I disliked using this thing until I tried this stick vacuum from BLACK + DECKER, and I will never go back. It’s cordless, which makes life a thousand times easier when you have a toddler running around. It even converts to a hand vac so you can clean things like the couch cushions, curtains, and hard to reach areas.

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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  • Reply
    December 9, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    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!

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    December 9, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    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!

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    December 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Cordless vacuums are life changing! I can’t wait to try this carpet freshener…because, potty training.

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    Sara Oberton
    December 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    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!

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    Leslie Weesner
    December 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I could sure use one to clean up after my messy boys!!! They are both mobile. Yikes hah!

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    December 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    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!!!!

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    JeeYoung W
    December 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I need this in my life! That cordless vac seems like a life saver with small kids!

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    Angela Tolsma
    December 9, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    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!

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    December 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I would use it to vacuum my mattress and couch!

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    December 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    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 🙂

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    December 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    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.

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    Mandy Carter
    December 9, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    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.

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    December 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Perfect vacuum to pick up pine needles and messes after opening gifts with friends and family! 🙂

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    December 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    omg I would love this to use around the house!

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    December 9, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    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!

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    Katelyn Ryan
    December 9, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    totally pinned this to save for later. And we just got this vacuum, it’s really incredible!

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    Terri Steffes
    December 9, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Well that sounds like a great product! I love the smell
    Of Christmas Joy essential oil!

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    December 9, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I’d be using it to vacuum all the dang pine needles from our christmas tree!! ??

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    Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    December 9, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    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.

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    Kim S
    December 9, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    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!

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    December 9, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    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.

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    Stephanie Gilbert
    December 9, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    I would love to have a cordless vacuum! And if I had this vacuum, I would so try your recipe with some of my essential oils! Great idea.

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    Erin Nichols
    December 10, 2016 at 12:30 am

    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.

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    December 10, 2016 at 2:24 am

    I would clean up all the spills, dust, and sprinkles from the house!

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    December 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

    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!

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    December 10, 2016 at 10:41 am

    We need a new cordless something terrible. Ours doesn’t have a great connection with the battery, and it constantly stops and restarts. It’s a pain! I love carpet powder!! I’ve never thought of making my own before, what a great idea!

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    December 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    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).

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    December 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Oh I love this! I’d use it for curtains and my car mess for sure!

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    December 10, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Can I first say I love the title of your blog! Thanks for sharing this, id love to try it out!

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    December 10, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    This is a really interesting idea. I don’t usually use carpet freshener, but it couldn’t hurt. I have this vacuum and I like it a lot.

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    December 10, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I would use this to get all the dog hair OFF the carpet on the stairs! Thanks for the natural freshner, I need it!

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    December 11, 2016 at 12:28 am

    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.

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    December 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    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!

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    December 11, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I’d love this for our carpet! Between a baby and a dog, I’m always vacuuming!!!

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    December 11, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    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.

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    Reesa Lewandowski
    December 11, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I love making my own things like this! I am going to give this a try tomorrow before I vacuum!

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    Taylor Mobley
    December 12, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I would LOVE this for our new home!!! Having a cat means I need to have clean floors and they need to smell GOOD! We have a cordless vacuum now and they make ALL the difference

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    Tiffany Russell
    December 12, 2016 at 9:30 am

    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!

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    Krystal // The Krystal Diaries
    December 12, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I could of totally used this freshener a few weeks ago after we repainted the downstairs of my house. It felt like the paint smell was in my carpet and curtains for days! It just wouldn’t go away.

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    December 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I never thought to make my own freshener – I’m going to tell my grandparents about this haha

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    Chelsea Damon
    December 12, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Love this! We have only a few rugs in our house because the ones we do have smell like dog. I love that this has a Christmassy scent, too!

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    Monica Cobbs
    December 12, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    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!

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    December 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I love this DIY carpet and mattress freshner. I need to pin this so I can do this and make my home smell extra fresh after cleaning.

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    December 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    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!

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    December 15, 2016 at 10:07 am

    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!

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    December 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    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!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    December 31, 2016 at 10:05 am

    This is such a good and easy idea. I have to try it.


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