Homemade Carpet Shampoo That WorksI have my own carpet cleaning business, and I make my own homemade shampoo. Combining 1 gallon white vinegar, 1 large bottle of lemon juice, and 1 pint of witch hazel will make a super effective carpet cleaner.
Homemade Rug FreshenerUsing 1/2 cup of borax, half cup of baking soda, and 20 to 25 drops of essential oil or ground spice cinnamon is good. Mix all together and put into an old container that has holes for sprinkling, like a mozzarella container.
Cleaning Gift BasketBe careful giving these as gifts as the recipient may be offended. They may think that you are hinting that they are dirty! I prefer to show up when someone is ill and clean something with the materials I bring, then leave them behind.
Mean Green and Vinegar for Pet StainsI have been using Mean Green to shampoo my carpets for years. I use about 1/2 cup per gallon of water and it doesn't clog up your pump like pine oil will.
Peroxide and Ammonia CleanerThis cleaner is cheap and works wonders. The recipe was given to me by my daughter years ago.
Carpet Cleaning SolutionWhenever my carpet is looking a little dingy from dirt spots and/or those darkened paths that go from room to room, I use a solution of 1/2 cup household ammonia, 2 cups rubbing alcohol, and 1 teaspoon liquid Dawn.
Homemade Carpet FreshenerWhen your carpets needs refreshing, mix half baking soda and half dry laundry detergent. Sprinkle it all over, let it sit, and vacuum.