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Homemade Carpet Shampoo

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Homemade carpet shampoo is really easy to make!  We here at Stay at Home Mum LOVE making our own cleaning products - not only do they save you money but...

Homemade carpet shampoo is really easy to make!  We here at Stay at Home Mum LOVE making our own cleaning products – not only do they save you money but it’s great fun too.  Carpet is one of those things that gets dirty really really easily – and the stuff you buy to clean your carpet pongs – and is very expensive.  Now you can make homemade carpet shampoo yourself at home!

General All Purpose Carpet Shampoo:

  • 3 teaspoons washing up liquid
  • 1/4 cup cloudy ammonia (available from the cleaning section of the supermarket)
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 500ml tap water
Mix together in a large bowl or bucket until combined.  Use sparingly (ie don’t saturate the carpet) by sponging onto the carpet with a clean cloth and scrub until clean.  Wipe over with a clean damp cloth and allow to try.

Carpet Shampoo for Allergy Sufferers:

  • 1 bar of Sunlight Soap
  • 2 litres boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons Cream of Tartar

Grate a cake of Sunlight Soap into a half filled bucket of warm water.  Add two litres of boiling water mix with the cream of tartar.  Shampoo carpet without saturating and dry with a clean cloth or towel.  Make sure you turn on your ceiling fans or open all the windows to allow air to circulate and dry the area.

Home Made Carpet Spot Remover:

Mix 1 teaspoon of washing up liquid into a cup of warm water and sponge the area gently.

 

 

Jody Allen

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Jody is the Owner and Founder of Stay at Home Mum. Being a self-confessed nerdy girl, she enjoys a good book or two (including Twilight and Jackie Collins) and is an avid collector of teapots and hair products. Obsessed with 'The Tudors' (and Henry Cavill) she would someday love to take a year off work and go to visit all the historic sites in England.

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Publish Date: 11.06.2012 | Time: 5:49 am
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  • toni

    just wondering if this carpet shampoo can be used in a carpet shampoo vacume ?

    • Nicole

      No I would probably only use the specified carpet shampoo for carpet vacuums.

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  • Jane strooband

    I used this mix and it worked well but I used 2 liters of water and it worked well

  • Rosie

    Do you just spray it on the carpet & rub it in until it’s clean or do you need to vacuum over it? Also, is there an alternative to ammonia?

    • http://www.stayathomemum.com.au Nicole

      Hi Rosie – no you just mix the ingredients in a bucket and then sponge over the carpet with a rag or sponge. There isn’t really an alternative to the ammonia, but you can try using the other allergy free carpet shampoo if you’d prefer not to use ammonia :-)