How Do I Get the Smell out of My Alpaca Rug?

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How Do I Get the Smell out of My Alpaca Rug?
Deodorise your alpaca rug with baby powder. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Alpaca rugs are made from the soft fur of the animal of the same name, creating a soft and fluffy rug that adds a warm element to a room. Since the rugs are made of absorbent, natural fur, the rugs ultimately may give off a stale or unpleasant odour. To freshen the rug you must use something that safely deodorises without harming the fur. Washing the rug can cause it to become matted, but using a dry element will deodorise without using moisture on the rug.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Baby power or baking soda
  • Soft scrub brush
  • Handheld vacuum

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Sprinkle a light dusting of baby powder or baking soda over the rug. Both are odour absorbers, and the baby powder will leave behind a fresh scent. Baking soda is an odourless cleaner that freshens the rug without leaving a scent behind.

  2. 2

    Work the powder into the rug with a soft nylon brush. Let the powder sit on the rug overnight.

  3. 3

    Shake the alpaca rug off outdoors the following day or use a handheld vacuum cleaner to collect the powder.

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