With 2 dogs and a toddler, I have cleaned up my fair share of carpet stains. It was getting ridiculous how much I was spending on carpet cleaner. I came across a recipe for what I call a Miracle Carpet Cleaner.
This recipe is all natural and it costs pennies to make. I had all of the ingredients right in my kitchen. The best part is that it got rid of my carpet stains better then the cleaner I was buying from the store!
The picture above was taken in my entry way. There is a lot of foot traffic going through this area and you can see the wear and dark stains in the first picture. After I used the cleaner and vacuumed, the bottom picture shows what my entry way looks like now. It looks so much better!! So how do you make this miracle carpet cleaner?
- 1 Tablespoon of clear dish soap ( I used Seventh Generation)
- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 cups of warm water
Combine all of the ingredients into a spray bottle and mix it around. Use right away, I don’t know how effective this will be if it sits around for a few days. I vacuumed my carpets first then sprayed the cleaner on all of the stains and dark spots. I let it sit for a few minutes and scrubbed with a white cloth.
I let it dry and then vacuumed again and it looks fantastic. I will advise to clean a small spot first just to make sure it doesn’t do anything funky with your carpets.
I had some dog vomit stains in my bedroom, don’t ask! I tried several different cleaners and nothing seemed to work. This miracle carpet cleaner got the stains out the first try!!
Can you tell that I am in love with this stuff? You can see the results in the picture above. I took the pictures at different times of the day so the lighting is a little different but you can tell that the stains are gone!
I will say that your carpet will smell a little like vinegar when you apply the cleaner but the smell goes away as soon as it is dry. I will be using this to clean all of my carpet stains from now on. This will save me a lot of money on carpet cleaner.
I haven’t tried it as a solution in a carpet steamer but I bet this would work just as well as the solution you buy at the stores, if not better. I am going to have to try that soon when I actually have time to clean all of my carpets.
Let me know if this miracle carpet cleaner works for you!