This stuff is incredible - one cheap natural product that freshens/deodorizes carpets, but deters pests, removes stains, deodorizes garbages and cleans up urine and vomit killing the bacteria too. Ingredients - borax, baking soda and essential oils.
"Homemade carpet powder, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet (fleas, etc!) Another said, I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and my house smells so inviting and homey.
Homemade liquid laundry or powder Powdered Laundry Soap: 2 cups finely grated soap (Ivory, Fels Naptha, Zote, homemade, or a combination) 1 cup borax 1 cup washing soda Mix and store in a coffee can or what have you. Use T per load.