Friday, August 01, 2014

Dry Dog Shampoo and Carpet Deoderizer

You will need:

two shake top containers (like ones for parmesan cheese, or mason jars with several large holes punched in the top)

Dry dog shampoo:
2 boxes baking soda (I buy a bag at big box clubs)
10 drops Tea tree oil (stems and leaves  essential oils and infused oils are OK, just double the drops)
5 drops sage oil (optional)
1 cup corn starch
1 tablespoon Diatomous earth (optional, I use in warm weather to deter fleas+ticks)

mix together in a large ziploc bag and leave overnight to "settle" I scoop out about 1/2 cup of mixture at a time and put it in the shaker bottle and shake it all over my dog rubbing it into his fur.  I leave it on 5-10 minutes to absorb his oils and grossness, then I vacuum it off.  If your dog hates the vacuum you can remove it with a fine bristle brush .

Repeat evry two weeks and eave unused power in the freezer to stay fresh

Carpet deoderizer:

3 boxes baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup diatomous earth
5 drops Tea Tree Oil
5 drops Lemon/Lime OIL (not juice!)
5 drops Sage Oil

place in large ziploc bag and shake it up, let sit overnight.

place about 1 cup for large houses 1/2 cup for smaller houses in your shaker and apply sparingly to carpets.

I leave it on for about 30 minutes and try to "sweep it in" with a clean broom or shake it into smaller carpets by shaking them side to side.

Then just vacuum!

Carpets ad dogs are fresh and the lime oil and tea tree are natural antimicrobial and pest deterrents and the diatomous earth kills anything with a exoskeleton that walks thru it!

Happy Cleaning!

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