DIY Low Waste Carpet Cleaner

We're back at it again with our Earth Month low waste, DIY, at home cleaners! This one is for carpets. Can be used with a vacuum or to just get out a nasty stain! 

Easy fix for Dry Stains

  • 2 quarts warm water
  • 1 drop Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Liquid (nope, not a typo- that says one drop- don’t add more!!!)

How to deal with wet stains:

  • Sprinkle liberally with baking soda to completely cover the stain. If the baking soda gets completely wet, sprinkle more until a layer of dry baking soda remains on top. Let rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Vacuum up. (TIP: change vacuum bags and filters often if you vacuum up baking soda. To minimize the amount in the vacuum, I keep a small hand-held broom and dustpan exclusively for sweeping up baking soda from the carpet. This also helps loosen the stain, too.)

For Urine Stains:

  • For really stubborn pet stains or to get rid of the smell, you can mix one cup of distilled white vinegar with one cup of water and 2 teaspoons of baking soda.

Check out our other low waste, DIY, cleaning hacks!