DIY Carpet Cleaner Recipe

This secret carpet cleaner recipe is just what your dirty rug means. It works like a charm and is now my go-to carpet cleaner recipe for any kind of food stains, messes from pets, and accidents.

Some of the best ideas for the home come from tried and true passed down tips and hacks like this DIY carpet cleaner. Recipes like this one, my homemade Drano recipe for clogged sinks, Do It yourself Febreze , and Substitute for dishwashing detergent are some of the best hacks around.

Years ago, when I first followed the recipe for this homemade carper cleaner, my rugs needed some serious help. This runner spent all winter splashed with Kool-Aid, pancake syrup, and other similar sticky, disgusting substances. I thought about cleaning the rug several times. But, with everything on my daily to-do list, I never got around to it. That was until my house went on the market. There’s nothing like having three weeks to move one thousand miles and sell a house ASAP, to put a little pep in my step, and get the job done. I found this DIY carpet cleaner recipe on Thrifty-Fun. Someone had mentioned that a professional carpet cleaning service had given her their full-proof recipe.
There are many variations, but the basic ingredients stay the same.

What You’ll Love about this Carpet Cleaning Recipe

  • Ease: It is easy to make with very few ingredients
  • It Works: This stain remover has helped me remove stains for decades.

Here are the ingredients for this Carpet Cleaner Recipe

  • 3 cups of hydrogen peroxide
  • 3 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 tsp. of dish soap.

Equipment Needed

Spray Bottle

A steam cleaner is optional – this stuff is crazy good, but if you can suck up the loosened dirt, that’s even better.

How to Make Homemade Carpet Cleaner

Pour peroxide into spray bottle

making carpet cleaner

Add baking soda and soap

making carpet cleaner

Close the lid tightly and shake well

Watch out for extra foaming bubbles. Let the trapped air out by turning the spray nozzle to open.

Saturate the stains on the carpet, and use some elbow grease to rub the solution in.

using homemade carpet cleaner

If you have a steam cleaner, go over the cleaned area with the steam cleaner filled with hot water. Squirt the hot water on the cleaned area, and slowly suction the liquid up into the steam cleaner to pull out the dirt and grime.

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