Homemade Shampoo for Steam Carpet Cleaners

Instead of purchasing a commercial shampoo for a steam cleaner, you can make your own at home with inexpensive ingredients. Carpet needs to be cleaned with a shampoo cleaner to effectively remove dirt and debris. Commercial carpet cleaners contain harmful chemicals, and they are not good for the environment.

Keep your carpet clean by making your own homemade shampoo for a steam carpet cleaner.

Vinegar and Soap Carpet Cleaner

Step 1

Pour 1 gallon of warm water into a gallon-sized bucket.

Step 2

Add 1/3 cup of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of liquid dish soap. Stir to blend the vinegar and soap with the water.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into the shampoo reservoir.

Scented Carpet Cleaner

Step 1

Pour 3 1/2 cups of water into a saucepan. Place the pan on the stove top over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.

Step 2

Add 1/3 cup of soap flakes to the boiling water. Stir until the flakes dissolve.

Step 3

Allow the water to cool to room temperature.

Step 4

Add 6 drops of your preferred essential oil. Add 2 tsp. of washing soda and stir to dissolve both.

Step 5

Pour the cleaning solution into the shampoo reservoir.