Natural cleaning recipe: Carpet Stain Remover

Looking for a homemade natural carpet cleaner that really works? This spot stain remover is an effective non-toxic option that's pet and family-friendly.

Carpet Stain Remover

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • A few drops of castille soap or mild dish soap
  • Spray bottle
  • Optional: 5 drops of a colour-safe essential oil such as lavender or lemon


Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. To use, spray onto the stain and blot with a clean cloth.

Why it works:

The mild acidity of vinegar helps break down and dissolve some common stain culprits like grease, food spills, and even some inks.While not a disinfectant, vinegar possesses some natural antibacterial properties that can help prevent stain-causing bacteria from spreading.

Castille soap lifts dirt and grime from surfaces and has some mild antibacterial properties of it's own Some essential oils like lemon oil and lavender oil have also been shown to exhibit these properties, and offer a pleasant scent.

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