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