Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution for Carpet Cleaners

Carpet Cleaning SolutionI’ll admit, I’m slightly OCD when it comes to clean floors. I’m constantly sweeping, vacuuming, wiping or mopping them. Having a toddler and two little dogs doesn’t exactly help the matter.

Carpets are in a cleaning category of their own– they’re basically, in my mind,  dirt and grime magnets and need constant sanitization. This is why we decided to invest in a quality, carpet cleaner! We bought the this one and have been super happy with it!

The only problem: the cleaning solution that the carpet cleaner came with, and recommended using (of course, made by the makers of the carpet cleaner), consisted of toxic ingredients and had a VERY strong, artificial fragrance — things a always steer clear of in my cleaning products. (Read more about the toxicity of household cleaners here.)

For a fraction of the price, and using ingredients that I already had on hand, I was able to make an AMAZING homemade, carpet cleaning solution for my carpet cleaner! Fragrance-free, eco-friendly, non-toxic, and all those other great hyphenated words. It works just as well as commercial cleaners, without the headache-inducing fragrance.

What You Will Need

  • Carpet Cleaning Ingredients4 litre jug (like an old milk jug)
  • 3.75 litres of Hot water (unless you’re carpet cleaner heats the water, like mine does, then just use room temp. water.)
  • 1/4 cup Hydrogen Peroxide, 3%
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dish Soap (Resist the urge to add more! This is all you need.) – I like this one

First fill the jug with hot (or room temp) water, leaving a few inches of room, then add the remaining ingredients

Put the lid on the jug and gently shift it around to mix the contents. Don’t shake it as you don’t want it to be bubbly.

Pour the solution into your carpet cleaner, and … well, clean your carpets!


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14 comments on “Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution for Carpet Cleaners

    1. Ive actually used windex on some of our jobs when i didn’t have the right chemical on the truck to get stuff like this out. make sure and rinse it well so you don’t leave any kind of residue though.

  1. Eco-friendly cleaning solutions are so much more popular now days which is great for all consumers. Any professional carpet cleaning company now uses only eco-friendly products.

  2. What a great read on eco-friendly products and cleaning solution. This is a reminder that house cleaning is fun when you take the time and learn about these things. Carpet cleaning made easy love it!

  3. Thank you so much for the DIY tips! The carpet cleaning service I use has a DIY section, but I will definitely try this next time! Sometimes my children and animals make too large of a mess for me and I have to call a carpet cleaner. It is much easier and more efficient at times to just call someone if you are incredibly busy. There are plenty of cleaners that use eco-friendly products and are conscious of the environment. It is incredibly important to me and others and it is very possible to find a cleaning service that our environment’s well-being is important to. Happy cleaning and thanks again for sharing this! I cannot wait to try it!!

  4. I can’t stand the smell of those commercial cleaners, so this seems like a great solution. My biggest issue right now is pet stains and smells. How does this solution work on cleaning carpet with pet stains and smells. By the way, I own that same carpet cleaner and it’s pretty solid. It doesn’t quite compare to having my carpets professionally cleaned, but in a pinch and for interim cleaning, it works great.

  5. Awesome tips! Definitely going to share these with friends and family. I’m all about using DIY cleaning solutions around the house, so I know exactly what I’m exposing my family to. Thanks again!

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