Natural Homemade Carpet Cleaner & Stain Remover

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This DIY natural homemade carpet cleaner spray works on tough messes and dirty carpets. It gets rid of smells, is all-natural, and is simple to make and use!

Face it: spills happen.
Between kids, pets, and everything in between, our carpets take a beating. If you are like me, then you hate those commercial carpet cleaners that leave your house stinking for hours after you clean a spill up. Plus, many of these cleaners can damage or discolor sofas, carpets, or curtains.
For normal, funky odors I like to use this Natural Homemade Carpet Deodorizer. It’s quick and easy to whip up and gets rid of unpleasant smells.
However, for spills and stains, I find that a more direct cleaner is necessary. So I made a better natural homemade carpet cleaner spray that works on tough messes and dirty carpets.

Natural Homemade Carpet Cleaner

Ingredients You’ll Need

All the ingredients for this recipe are common pantry items. It’s very cheap to make, but really does the trick!

White Vinegar

White vinegar works to remove tough stains, especially those from pets. It has some great deodorizing properties and will tackle any tough stain. We dilute the vinegar with water because it is acidic. Vinegar is safe to use on most fabrics and is effective against many stains. If you are interested in learning more, check out this post on White Vinegar for Cleaning and So Much More.

Salt

The salt in this natural homemade carpet cleaner recipe is used to bind up stains. If you have a REALLY tough stain, like red wine or cranberry juice, you can pour some salt on top of the stain first to absorb the liquid. Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes (or until it appears that the salt has absorbed all the liquid) and vacuum. Then use the carpet cleaner spray.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender EO gives this spray even more deodorizing properties and helps tackle bacteria and viruses lurking in your carpets. It is one of the most versatile essential oils and is safe to use around children and pets. Check out some other deodorizing essential oils here.

Preparing Stains

For liquid stains remember that it is best to always blot up excess liquid first. This prevents the stain from setting. Remember never to rub liquid stains. Once I’m sure I’ve blotted up as much liquid as I can, I will use the DIY Carpet Cleaner Spray.
For solid stains, I always pick up as much as possible before using the following Homemade Carpet Cleaner Spray.

Homemade Carpet Cleaner Spray Recipe

This DIY natural homemade carpet cleaner spray works on tough messes and dirty carpets. It gets rid of smells, is all-natural, and is simple to make and use!

  1. Combine vinegar and water in a large spray bottle.
  2. Add in salt and lavender essential oil.
  3. Cap and shake.
  4. Spray on carpets liberally, shaking bottle frequently between sprays.
  5. Allow carpets to dry.
  6. Vacuum treated areas.
For tougher stains, spray mixture directly on stain. Let dry and vacuum. Repeat if necessary.


That’s it!
I’ve used this homemade carpet cleaner spray on anything from baby food to hairballs (glamorous, I know!). It always seems to leave my carpets in like-new condition. My favorite part – making this cleaner is much cheaper than purchasing one.

Notes on Essential Oils

If you are not a fan of lavender, I’ve included a list of substitute essential oil blends. You can find them on this recipe: Natural DIY Carpet Deodorizer Recipe.
Please note that some essential oils are will have color tints (especially sweet orange essential oil), so make sure you choose a clear essential oil to include in your carpet spray so color is not transferred to carpets.
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Natural Homemade Carpet Cleaner & Stain Remover was written by Katie Vance.

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