Homemade Carpet Shampoo for Shampooers

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Homemade Carpet Shampoo for Shampooers
Use vinegar in your homemade carpet cleaner. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Getting your carpets clean often involves using a carpet cleaning machine. These machines typically use hot water and a commercial carpet cleaning detergent. Some people, however, prefer to use homemade carpet cleaners because they are cost-effective and the ingredients are natural. These cleaners are just as effective as store-bought varieties and you make them with household items.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Measuring spoons
  • Vinegar
  • Castile soap

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    General Shampoo

  1. 1

    Mix 1 tbsp of vinegar and 1 tbsp of Castile soap, a soap made of vegetable oil instead of animal fat. Add to 1 qt, of water.

  2. 2

    Pour the solution into the carpet cleaner.

  3. 3

    Use the carpet cleaner as usual.

    Deodorising Shampoo

  1. 1

    Mix 1 cup liquid laundry soap, 1 cup liquid fabric softener and 6 cups water.

  2. 2

    Add the solution to the machine.

  3. 3

    Use your machine as usual.

Tips and warnings

  • Rinse out the machine first to remove residue from previous cleaners.
  • Check the machine's manual first to make sure it is compatible with different cleaners.
  • Multiply the ingredients proportionally to make batches for larger machines.
  • Find Castile soap in health food stores, online and in some supermarkets.
  • Use dish soap if you can't find Castile soap.

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