1 1/2 scoops Oxyclean 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/4/ cup Febreze (or other generic spray) Mix together with a gallon of hot water and add to machine. Any vinegar smell will fade away quickly, although my friend didn't notice any smell at all. worked great on dog stains and odors.
Homemade Carpet Shampoo 4 tbsp. Hydrogen Peroxide 3% solution 2 tbsp. White Vinegar 1 tbsp dish detergent 5 drops of essential oil (optional) Directions: 1: Mix ingredients very well. 2: Blend mixture with 1.5 quarts of hot water. 3: Use in carpet cleaner ENJOY!
Homemade carpet powder , also a reader wrote:According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!)Another said:I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.
Mrs Happy Homemaker: Homemade Carpet Powder - Baking Soda & Essential Oil in an old Parmesan Cheese Container. Also a reader wrote: According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!) Another said: I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.
Homemade Carpet Shampoo Recipe Ingredients: 4 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide 3% solution (This is the strength you’ll get in the first aid section.) 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon dish detergent 5 drops essential oil (if desired)
Carpet powders are great for eliminating odor and making your home smell nice. Some of them however, can be harmful to pets. For a more natural carpet powder, you can just make your own. Not that those store bought powders are really expensive, but if you have the ingredients at home then making your own brings on its own rewards.
Homemade Carpet Shampoo - revised the recipe as follows for use in regular size Rug Doctor: 2 Tbls. Baking Soda, 2 Tbls. Borax, 2/3 cup White Distilled Vinegar. Be sure to read my review in the comment section.
This homemade carpet cleaner will clean just about ANY spill!! I've used it both in a spray bottle and in a cleaning machine and it works great in both!