Before I had the idea to make homemade natural carpet cleaner, I thought about using a professional “green” service to do our area rug cleaning. This “green cleaning” company seemed thorough and used no toxic chemicals. Then, I realized that the kids spill drinks onto the rugs on a daily basis, which meant the rug cleaning company would have to live with us.
I needed a quick “green” solution to the stained rugs problem. Mixing and combing a few ingredients, I came up with this formula. It uses no toxic chemicals and removes most stains easily. For laundry detergent I use Seventh Generation. I used a carpet-cleaning vacuum to work on the stains, but I am presuming that you can saturate the stain for about 30 minutes, scrub it with some water, blot it and hopefully be done with it.
Homemade Natural Carpet Cleaner
- 6 cups hot (not boiling) Water
- ¼ cup Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1½ Tbsp. White Vinegar
- 1½ Tbsp. Laundry Detergent
- A few drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
- Mix all of the ingredients together.
- Pour into your carpet-cleaning vacuum.