Tips & Tricks – Natural Carpet Cleaner 19


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I hope that you’ve been enjoying the “Tips & Tricks” blog posts here at #TigerStrypesBlog. I figured that those of us who had advice (on any topics), or knew things that could help others, it would be beneficial to start sharing those ideas. I hope to contribute many different kinds of “Tips & Tricks“, such as things to do with the internet, social media, home, crafts and many others!! Be sure to stay connected to “TigerStrypes” to see the new ones that get posted.  For other posts about “Tips & Tricks”, click HERE.


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Today’s Post Will Be About:

“Natural Carpet Cleaner”


Today’s “Tips & Tricks” post is about an Natural Carpet Cleaner.  If you’re like me, you don’t like some of the cleaners that are on the market.  They either don’t work, smell really bad, or end up making your skin burn.  I would rather make something that is natural, and safer for my family to use.  Our carpet is in pretty bad shape.  We are trying hard to save up to get new flooring put in some day, but as for now, we deal with it and do what we can to make it look a bit better.

I have a spot in the entry to my office that was really bad.  I don’t know why the people who built this house put in light colored carpets – it should be illegal.  We’ve tried hard over the years we owned it to keep it clean and tidy, but over time there’s not much more you can do.  I would SO LOVE to get all wood floors in our home, but with our budget, that probably will never happen.  As for now, I’ll keep making this recipe to clean up the stains and putting money away to one day make everyone take their shoes off at the door! 🙂  Here’s how you make it, and how it works:

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1.  I started out with the large stain at the entry to my office.

20160712_1732582.  I found a natural recipe online that I wanted to try.  Here’s how you make it:

Natural Carpet Cleaner Recipe
1 C white vinegar
2 C water
2 t salt
15 drops 100% pure lavender essential oil

3.  Combine the vinegar and the water in a large spray bottle. Add the salt and essential oil to the bottle. Put the cap on and shake to combine. 

4.  Spray in on the stain thoroughly, shaking once in awhile between sprays to keep everything mixed up. Allow the spot to dry completely and then vacuum to clean it up.

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5.  After you have vacuumed, it usually cleans up pretty well.  I still had a bit of a mark left when I took this photo, but after spraying and vacuuming again, it’s gone!  I love having it safe for my family…and smell great!

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I hope that this “Tips & Tricks” post has helped you today. If so, let me know in the comments. If not, or if you already knew about this, then just let me know a “Tip” or a “Trick” that you  would be interested in for the future!

Have a great day!

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Drew
5 years ago

I love natural cleaning methods and this is a new one for me. I can’t wait to give it a try!

Melissa
5 years ago

I used baking soda and essential oil. #homemattersparty

Nicole B.
5 years ago

I love to make homemade cleaners. I haven’t ever tried an essential oil natural carpet cleaner. I’ll have to use your recipe! Happy to be cohosting the #HomeMattersParty with you this week.

Crystal
5 years ago

Great tip! I use vinegar as the base for all of my household cleaners. I don’t buy cleaners anymore. I also use lavender oil to add a better smell!

Life With Lorelai
5 years ago

Vinegar is such a great cleaner. I love the scent of lavender. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at #HomeMattersParty 🙂

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

Rania
5 years ago

Wow I’m loving this cleaner! The ingredients are so easy and it is definitely doable. I’ve got to try this as I’ve got little ones always messing up the carpet. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle James
5 years ago

I’m definitely trying this! I have an area rug with a few stains & love that this is natural & inexpensive! #HomeMattersParty

Sahana
5 years ago

Wow, I use Vinegar for cleaning almost everything but have never tried on carpet. This makes me want to try them. Thank you for the tip, Jamie. #HomeMattersParty

Crystal Green
5 years ago

That’s quite a transformation. I like how well it cleaned without any harsh chemicals. Thank you for sharing this cleaning recipe with us on the #HomeMattersParty.

Tianna
5 years ago

wow that’s awesome! I need to try this one! Thanks for sharing 😀

Morgan
5 years ago

Awesome! Stubborn carpet stains are the biggest nightmares to deal with, so any method of stain removing is worth a shot if you ask me! Thanks for sharing your idea!

Debbie-Dabble
5 years ago

Thanks for sharing and thanks too for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Deb