I've been using plain old baking soda for a few years now – works great. I put it in an old container (punched holes in the lid) and sprinkle it out like the store bought versions. Works pretty well on the dog bed, too.
Are you referring to this Tina? http://www.hometalk.com/6564549/diy-carpet-deoderizing-powder
@Hannah V That's way cuter than mine! I just used a cleaned out yogurt container and punched holes in the plastic lid. (Hey, maybe I'd vacuum more often if my tools were nicer looking!)
Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.
You should never use a powder deodorizer on carpet.The powder will ruin the motor of the Vaccum.If they are smelly, you might want to have them cleaned either by do-it-yourself or a pro.
Yikes. I know that any residue (from just about anything – especially the grit of every day dirt and dust) can reduce the life of carpet... But, I'd never heard that powders – especially natural-based – were bad for a vacuum. How would the powder get into the motor? I'd assumed that my vacuum's filters are keeping anything nasty out of the motor.
Ask any Vaccum repairman or dealer.That's where I got my information.