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How to make carpet cleaning solution for a steam cleaner?

More and more people try to make carpet cleaning solutions on their own and to perform DIY carpet cleaning because of the expensive products and services. Although it takes a lot of time and hassles, they decide to save money and try on their own.


You can expect that even though made at home, these carpet cleaning solutions will help you remove stains, spots and successfully treat any areas of high traffic. Here, we are going to present you a number of recipes, so you can try different homemade cleaning solutions and choose which of them to use.


Carpet cleaning solution and conditioner

If you would like to make something that is very close to the solutions available on the market, you should try this one. It has an incredible effect on the carpet, making it soft, clean and fresh after the cleaning procedure. Moreover, the bad odour will be replaced by a great aroma.

How to make it?

Here are the ingredients to combine: In 3.8 L of hot water pour out 1 teaspoon of fabric softener, some OxiClean, ¼ cup of liquid cleaner and 2 tablespoons of liquid laundry detergent.

Non-toxic and aromatic cleaner

This is a very useful option for people with little kids or pets, along with those who suffer from any breathing related conditions. They can create a completely safe carpet cleaner without any toxic ingredients following this recipe:

In two cups of water pour one cup of white vinegar, 15 drops of essential oil of your choice for excellent aroma and 2 teaspoons of salt.

Window cleaner based solution

You can quickly make a cleaning solution using your window cleaner.  It is cheap yet effective enough to be used for cleaning your house, car, etc. Make the cleaning solution by simple mixing hot water and equal amount of window cleaner.

A carpet cleaner with ammonia

If you would like a powerful solution for stubborn stains and spots, probably you should try the one based on ammonia. Be cautious when you use it, as it can damage you skin due to its corrosive effect. When you make the solution and use it, wear rubber gloves.

How to prepare it?


Mix 11 L of water with ¼ cup of vinegar, the same amount of ammonia and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish detergent.

What about a peroxide based cleaner?

Hydrogen peroxide is a popular product used for various purposes including cleaning. When mixed with a lemon, it is a powerful grease-cutting cleaner, which make your carpet to smell great.

How to prepare it?

Mix 1½ cups of water with ¾ cup of hydrogen peroxide and 5 drops of lemon essential oil for wonderful aroma.

Cleaning solution with baking soda

This is another very powerful cleaner that gives an excellent aroma. It is made of borax powder and baking soda, but you can add different herbs in it to get the desired aroma.

How to make it?

Mix in a bowl equal parts of borax and baking soda, then add a few drops of essential oil and 1 tablespoon of your favourite dried herbs.

Hopefully, you have found your favourite DIY carpet cleaner!


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