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.
Vinegar and Soap Carpet Cleaner
Pour 1 gallon of warm water into a gallon-sized bucket.
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.
Pour the mixture into the shampoo reservoir.
Scented Carpet Cleaner
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.
Add 1/3 cup of soap flakes to the boiling water. Stir until the flakes dissolve.
Allow the water to cool to room temperature.
Add 6 drops of your preferred essential oil. Add 2 tsp. of washing soda and stir to dissolve both.
Pour the cleaning solution into the shampoo reservoir.