How to Make Homemade Cleaner for Carpet-Cleaning Machines

Scrubbing your carpet by hand can be a tedious job, especially when the entire carpet is in need of cleaning. Using a carpet-cleaning machine will speed up the process. There are many carpet-cleaning solutions on the market for use in carpet-cleaning machines, but they all contain chemicals. They are also more expensive than making your own carpet-cleaning solution.

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Step 1

Pour 1 qt. of hot water and 1/8 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide in a medium-size bucket. Stir the two ingredients.

Step 2

Add 1 tbsp. of distilled vinegar and 1 tbsp. of liquid dish detergent to your bucket and stir again.

Step 3

Add 1/8 tsp. of lavender essential oil, and 1/8 tsp. of ginger essential oil.

Step 4

Stir all of the ingredients and add them to your carpet-cleaning machine's shampoo reservoir.