Made with ingredients you probably have on hand, this non-toxic carpet cleaner is the perfect solution to remove tough stains.
Accidents happen and, at some point, stains are inevitable. Whether you have children or pets running around, or you accidentally spill a cup of coffee all over your gorgeous accent rug (GUILTY!), this natural carpet cleaner is the perfect non-toxic solution for cleaning almost any carpet.
- Two simple, non-toxic ingredients
- Cost-effective (commercial formulas often cost upwards of triple the price)
- Can be used on carpets, couches, rugs and even the interior of your car
- Cleans stains left from food, pets and life’s little messes
- Gets rid of odors
But does it really work?
This carpet cleaner is tough on stains—and when we say tough, we mean TOUGH!
We’ve used it on stains that seemed next to impossible to lift. Some of the most memorable: a paint spill (yes, we accidentally knocked over a gallon of paint onto the carpet), explosive baby poo (numerous times), dye from someone’s blue jeans on an accent chair and a gigantic mug of coffee all over our new-ish white rug.
Blotting versus rubbing
It may sound silly, but the cleaning technique is as critical to removing a stain on your carpet as the cleaning solution itself. Your first instinct may be to grab a towel and start rubbing because it’s the quickest method. The problem is, this rubs the stain/liquid in even further.
Blotting immediately after a spill is the best way to successfully remove the stain. Start at the outer part of the stain and work your way in, blotting and dabbing the affected area. Once the towel is damp from pulling up the stain/liquid, you’ll want to grab a clean one.
What you will need:
- 1 clean, dark-colored spray bottle (for storage)
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
What to store your cleaner in
You can store your cleaner in any dark-colored glass bottle or spray bottle. We use chalkboard labels to quickly and easily identify our cleaners. Why dark bottles? Hydrogen peroxide decomposes to water if it’s exposed to light.
Do you need a final rinse with water?
This cleaner is safe to use without rinsing with water. However, some people prefer to take that extra step, just to be cautious. This is a personal preference and is totally up to you. We personally don’t do an extra rinse.