How to Get Rid of Pet Odors With Baby Powder

Pet odors permeate into your home fabrics and carpets, making your home smell musty and like animals. Many items, including baby powder, can neutralize and mask dander, urine and other related scents. Using baby powder to remove pet odors from your carpets and home upholstery can help you save money on special cleaning products. It also allows you to take control of the ingredients used in your housekeeping regimen.

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Using baby powder on your upholstered furniture and carpet helps remove pet odor.

Step 1

Add 1 oz. baby powder to the 4-oz. shaker bottle. Shaker bottles are available in craft and hobby supply stores. They possess caps that twist to reveal several small holes for shaking the powdered contents over an area.

Step 2

Add the baking soda to the container holding the baby powder. Baking soda is an odor-neutralizing material that will help soak up pet urine and other related elements in the fibers of your carpets and upholstery.

Step 3

Secure the cap on the bottle and shake it vigorously, making sure it is closed. This disperses the powdered ingredients together thoroughly.

Step 4

Shake the powdered mixture over your upholstered furniture and carpeted areas. This includes couches, chairs and mattresses. Let the powdered mixture sit on the applied areas for 10 to 20 minutes. This gives the baking soda and baby powder time to draw out malodorous elements while deodorizing the fibers.

Step 5

Use your vacuum cleaner as you normally would for housekeeping. Vacuum your carpeted areas thoroughly to remove the powdered material from the floor. Vacuuming also lifts up the odors, leaving behind the powder scent of the baby powder. Use handheld vacuum cleaner attachments to clean the powdered mixture from your furniture.