The Best Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipes

Never worry again about wine spills, muddy shoes, doggie accidents, or really any other mishap that might happen on your beautiful carpet. These homemade solutions will come to the rescue, no matter what your needs are, from deep carpet cleaning to a simple weekly refresh.

Vacuum cleaning carpet
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Homemade Washing Solution for Carpet Cleaning Machines

Need to do a deep cleaning? Rent an industrial carpet cleaner from your local home improvement store (unless you happen to own one) and give your carpets a chemical-free washing. You can make this solution in mere minutes, and it'll leave your home smelling like fresh laundry after each use. GET THE RECIPE

Dry Carpet Powder for Everyday Cleaning

Unpleasant smells don't stand a chance with this all-natural dry carpet cleaning powder. Baking soda is the MVP of this formula as it easily absorbs odors, but it's the essential oils that'll give your carpets a fresh springtime scent. GET THE RECIPE

Dry Carpet Powder Cleaner DIY
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Carpet Cleaner for Stubborn Stains

Listen, this may be a chemical-free DIY recipe, but this carpet stain remover legit works. If you have a spot or stain you need to address, try this. GET THE RECIPE

Carpet cleaner using baking soda
credit: Ana Stanciu

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Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.