Carpets are one of the first objects encountered by visitors to your home. As such, they play a big role in giving a good first impression and in setting the atmosphere of your house. However, they tend to accumulate a lot of unwanted smells over time. Fortunately, the best carpet deodorizers in 2021 are available to help keep your carpets smelling fresh.
Carpet deodorizers can come in powder or spray form, both of which have their own set of benefits. For our list, we’ve included both to give you more flexibility in choosing the best carpet deodorizer for your home.
The OxiClean Dirt Fighters formula helps in loosening up to 25% more dirt for a more thorough clean when vacuuming after application.
This carpet deodorizer uses a combination of baking soda and floral scents to combat unpleasant smells in your carpet. The baking soda helps in eliminating odors caused by mildew, molds, and smoke, while the jasmine and citrus fragrances absorb the persistent smells to neutralize them.
Requires light application Neutralizes odors deep into the carpets Leaves a long-lasting fresh scent
This product is not just a deodorizer but also a stain remover. You can use this 24-oz spray bottle to remove any pet stains.
The only carpet deodorizer in spray form on our list, this product is very convenient to use since you only need to spray it on the carpet and let dry. It has orange oil as one of its main ingredients, which is a natural disinfectant, so you get the refreshing scent along with the cleansing effect.
Ready-to-use Multiple possible applications Safe to use around children and pets
May leave stains if liquid content drips onto the surface
Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Carpet Odor Eliminator Plus Oxi Clean Dirt Fighters (Pack of 3), 48.9 Ounce
This carpet deodorizer is specially formulated to also address pet stains and odors left by our furry friends on the carpet. The combination of sodium bicarbonate and fresh scents helps in absorbing and neutralizing smells caused by smoke, molds, and mildew. It eliminates even the stubborn odors that are buried deep into the carpet.
Easy to apply and vacuum Lifts more dirt than ordinary vacuuming Contains OxiClean Dirt Fighters
Not ideal for people with allergies or respiratory issues
Glade Carpet and Room Refresher, Deodorizer for Home, Pets, and Smoke, Clean Linen, 32 Oz, Pack of 6
Following a two-step strategy for a fresh-smelling home, this carpet deodorizer ensures that the odors are not just masked but also eliminated. It first neutralizes the smells burrowed deep into the carpet before freshening up your home with a pleasant fragrance. It’s been tested against a variety of odors emanating from tobacco products, dampness, and mildew.
Can be used on upholstery and drapes Effective against pet odors Comes in a pack of six
Extra care needed when vacuuming the fine powder
By Melissa Bartholomew
Melissa is a clinical pharmacist licensed for practice in multiple US states. Her expertise stems from her near-decade long experience in the industry. Melissa began her pharmacy journey with her undergraduate biology and chemistry degrees, and later went on to earn her doctorate in pharmaceutical and health sciences. When she is not working, she is spending time with her children and furthering her passion for wellness.