DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Carpet Deodorizer

by Jennifer Wieland
DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Carpet & Rug Deodorizer

Winter may give you the smell of fresh-baked cookies and evergreen trees and spring may bring you the sweet smells of chocolate and summer may smell like sunshine, citrus and coconut but none of those compare to the scents you get in the fall. pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg define this season and whenever I smell them I think of family. Thanksgiving is such a great holiday of family and friends coming together to enjoy each others company over great food and drinks. To help get my house cleaned up for the fall and to infuse some of my favorite fall flavors I decided to make some DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Carpet Deodorizer.

This carpet deodorizer will help eliminate any unpleasant odors in your carpets while leaving behind the subtle scents of fall. The best part of this is that it only takes two things to make this carpet deodorizer and a quick stir. It would take much longer to head to the store and pick up the commercial brands and that’s not even the best part. No, the best part is that to make this it cost me well under $1 and that was with making a double batch. The container I used for my carpet deodorizer was a Parmesan cheese jar like you’d see at an Italian restaurant or pizzeria that I found at the dollar store.

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Carpet & Rug Deodorizer


1 c. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

Container to hold carpet deodorizer

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Carpet & Rug Deodorizer

In a bowl stir together the baking soda and pumpkin pie spice. Carefully pour the mix into the container. Shake onto your carpets and rugs. Let sit for 20-30 minutes and then vacuum. The whole room will smell better.

***Note*** Since this does contain spices that are brown you may not want to use these on light-colored carpets as it may discolor them.

I have been using this around the house on the carpets and it really does work. My husband is a smoker and he only smokes at his desk so the carpets smell awful there and this has helped keep away the dirty ashtray smell that the area usually reminds me of.


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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

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