Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

We have cats and dogs and once a month I ”treat” the house using this. I use mostly lavender and rosemary oil but also like lemongrass or peppermint. They say that using lavender and rosemary it not just refreshes but it keeps away fleas and moths. I think that makes sense because I make soap that I use on our dogs and that also uses rosemary as one of the ingredients. If you have friends that like Potpourri as a gift they will also like this.Once you have made this and like it, try to buy the rosemary and lavender in bulk.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • essential oil, your own choice of fragrance,but optional
  • 2 cups lavender, buds
  • 2 cups rosemary


  1. Empty 2 cups of baking soda in a glass or ceramic bowl; with the back of a metal spoon get rid of the lumps.
  2. If you are using essential oil then add that now, approx 20 drops, more or less, your own nose will guide you, distribute well.
  3. Add the lavender and rosemary, mix and then put in a plastic bag or glass container.
  4. Without the essential oil it is ready to use, otherwise leave for 2-3 days so the oil will not be wet anymore, (that can cause stains on the carpet! always check before use) To use: sprinkle desired amount on the carpet, leave for a few hours then vacuum.
Most Helpful

5 5

This smelled wonderful! I whirled the lavender and the rosemary in the blender to break it down a little and sprinkled on my rug. After I vacuumed it I got down and smelled the rug, it smelled so clean! Thanks for an easy treatment I will be using alot!!!

5 5

I love this. Just chopped up a cup of fresh rosemary into two cups of baking soda, sprinkled on the carpet and vacuumed up about 1/2 an hour later. The carpets smell lovely but there isn't a weird "chemical" scent coming off them... just freshness. And dang was that cheap.

1 5

essential oils are HIGHLY TOXIC to cats.