You may remember I made the Homemade Laundry Detergent and loved it!
Well, this week I made the Capet Stain Remover and I love it too. It is by far the best carpet cleaner I have ever used. Better than Spot Shot, Woolite, Resolve.
I followed the directions from this pin.
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Clear Dishwashing Liquid
2 cups warm water
1. Your first dampen the dirty spots on your carpet with water. I just spritzed them with a water bottle. And then you pour a little baking soda on the stain.
2. Let baking soda absorb for 10 minutes and then vacuum.
kids' chore for the day.
5. Then blot with a white rag until all the liquid is absorbed.
Now the only problem with this carpet stain remover was it cleaned too well. It cleaned so well that you can tell where the stains were and where I concentrated the baking soda and the vinegar/dishwashing solution. See the really clean spots below. Obviously my whole carpet is dirty and I need to use this homemade carpet cleaner on the entire carpet. My carpet is 8 years old and has never been cleaned unitl now. 4. Spray the stain and scrub with a scrub brush. This was my
So I had to go back and clean the spots inbetween the original stained spots. So that it all looks one color, so it is all clean. If you are using this homemade cleaner on an older carpet, I would feather out the baking soda and vinegar solution so that the new clean spots blend in with the areas you have not cleaned.
I think this product would work really well with a new carpet that you just spilled meatballs on. . . you could just clean that one meatball spot and the clean spot would blend in with the rest of the carpet.
I did try this homemade carpet stain remover on clothes and it did not work. But it works beautifully on carpets. I could not be more pleased. It is cheaper, works better, and is free of the harmful chemicals found in commercial prodcuts.
Have you tried this homemade carpet cleaner? Do you make your own cleaning products? What is your favorite? Do share your recipes with me.
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