2 cups baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 Tablespoons ground cloves
2 finely crushed bay leaves
Mix ingredients and place in a recycled jar with a tight fitting lid.
To use: sift the mixture between your fingers an strew it over the carpet. Use a little extra on the dirty places, and work it in with a scrub brush.
Then, sweep the mixture into the carpet using a straw broom. Leave it overnight to absorb the dirt and the smells. Vacuum up the next morning.