I learned about a simple homemade carpet freshener today online. It was 5 drops of essential oil plus baking soda.
I had about half of a quart jar full of baking soda, added 5 drops of On Guard essential oil and mixed it well.
Hammy, my 8 year old, helped me make a shaker lid for our carpet freshener.
When we had enough nail holes punched, we tried it out.
We shook it on the living room rug and sang, "Let it snow!"
After letting it sit a few minutes, I vacuumed it up.
I can just hear it now,
"You have 8 kids, a hamster, and a cat and a dead rat in your walls?? I couldn't tell at all!"