Homemade Carpet Cleaner

If you have kids and/or pets, carpet stains are nothing new for you. Over the years I’ve tried all sorts of different cleaning products. Here are my favorite homemade carpet cleaner recipes. One of the things I like best about these is that they do not contain a bunch of chemicals. We do a lot of playing and just hanging out on the living room floor, so this is the perfect solution. It keeps my carpet clean and me worry free.

Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipe

This is a great spot cleaner. Mix one cup white vinegar and one cup warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture  directly on the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Use a damp cloth to rub out the stain and the vinegar.

If that doesn’t get the stain out, try this:

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup borax
  • 1/4 cup vinegar

Mix everything to make a paste . Use your fingertips to rub it into carpet and leave for a few hours. Vacuum over it several times to get everything up.

Homemade Steam Carpet Cleaner Solution

When you are ready to give your carpets a good steam cleaning, try this solution.

  • 1/4 cup lemon-scented ammonia
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons dish washing soap
  • a little less than 1 gallon hot water

Mix everything in a large bucket. Pour it into your steam cleaner and then follow the regular directions of use.

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