Homemade carpet solutions are a natural remedy of stain and odor. But the question is, does it really work?
Of course, it works. But you have to ensure that you prepared the solution carefully and use it in a proper way.
There are several ways to make a homemade carpet cleaning solution. So, what is the best homemade carpet cleaning solution?
There is not a simple answer to the question. Because that depends on the stain and odor that originated to your carpet. Generally, all the homemade solution can fight against stain and odor. Sometimes you just need to apply the solution several times to get rid.
Here, I’m going to give you some best recipes to fight. Choose the one that is suitable for your carpet’s stain and odor.
Let’s find out-
Carpet cleaner and conditioner:
This is a commercial grade solution. It can make your carpet fresh and odorless, just like a new one.
- Liquid cloth washing detergent (two tea-spoon)
- An all-purpose cleaner (liquid, 59 ml)
- Oxiclean (one scoop)
- Hot water, 4 liters
- Fabric softener (one teaspoon)
- A large bowl
Pour 4 liters hot water into the large bowl. Now combine all the mentioned ingredients into it. Wait 5 minutes to dissolve those ingredients. It will not dissolve completely on its own. You need to stir it slowly to prevent creating bubbles. Though, a less amount of bubble may create. But too many bubbles can create air pockets. Try to avoid it. It happens, then wait to disappear the bubbles.
Now, the solution is ready to use. You can use it with a carpet cleaning machine.
Aromatic solution (nontoxic):
The non-toxic solution is the best for home use. Because your pet and child stay there. There will no safety issue if you use it.
- White vinegar (one cup)
- Salt (sodium chloride), two tea-spoon.
- Water (two cups)
- Essential oil (20 drops,)
- A medium-size bowl
At first, combine water and vinegar into a bowl. If those mix-ups, then add essential oil and salt. Stir slowly. The solution is ready to use.
Use a spray to spray over the stain. Every time shake the spray bottle before spraying.
Carpet cleaning solution using window cleaner:
A window cleaner is great for carpet cleaning. Simple and easy to make. All you need is to mix the window cleaner with hot water. Take the same amount of hot water and window cleaner and mix it. This is the simple method of all the solutions that I have discussed here.
Use it with a spray bottle. That’s it.
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Strong cleaning solution:
Ammonia is considered a strong chemical to fight against tough stain and odor. But you should use it safely. As the chemical can harm your skin, eyes, etc.
- Gloves to protect your skin from ammonia.
- Liquid dishwasher, one TSP
- White vinegar, 60ml
- Ammonia, 60ml
- Water, near about 3 gallons
Put on the gloves. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Stay for a few minutes. Then stir the mixer slowly.
Spray the solution on the affected area, left it for 24 hours, then vacuum it. You will get the result instantly.
However, don’t try to make this solution unless there is not tough odor or stain on your carpet.
The easy solution from lemon essential oil:
Do you need to clean greasy stain? This solution can help you to get rid of the greasy stain.
- Hydrogen peroxide, 180ml
- Water, 360ml
- Lemon essential oil, 6 drops
- A medium-size bowl
At first, pour hydrogen peroxide into the bowl. Then combine all the ingredients. No need to stir. It will dissolve independently.
To use the solution, you need to have a spray bottle. Put the solution into the spray bottle. Shake slowly before spraying over the carpet. Leave the carpet for at least 3 hours, then vacuum the carpet.
Borax with baking soda powder:
Another solution that can fight against a greasy stain. And it is easy to make.
- Borax powder, one cup
- Baking soda, one cup
- Essential oil, 15 drops
- Dry and crushed smelly flower, one tea-spoon
Mix all the ingredients except water. It will be powder. Before applying the powder, clean the greasy stain by a rag or paper towel. Then you just need to sprinkle over the carpet and wait for 6 hours to absorb by the greasy stain. vacuum the carpet to get a fresh and smell free carpet.
Corn starch and baking soda powder:
Another powered cleaning solution for your carpet. All the ingredients are natural. So, safe to use.
- Baking soda, one cup
- Corn starch, one cup
- Crushed 5 bay leaves
- A small bowl
Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix them perfectly. Your powder is ready to use now.
Use it like the previous one, I have mentioned. That’s it.
All the mentioned recipe of cleaning carpet solution is tested on the carpet. They have performed better than I expected. You can use those on your home carpet and car carpet. Literally, any carpet. These are cost-effective and environment-friendly.
What you need is to pick one of the solutions. I think Those ingredients are already in your kitchen cabinet.
So, why not save your hard-earned money.