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Homemade Carpet Shampoo

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Homemade Carpet Shampoo

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. It’s bad enough that carpet gets dirty really easily, but then it’s impossible to buy anything to clean your carpet that doesn’t pong – and they are all 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.

Do you have your own go-to recipe for carpet shampoo?

 

 

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