Homemade Carpet Stain Remover Recipe: Simple & No Scrub

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Here's a super simple homemade carpet stain remover recipe that only has three ingredients, is frugal, and that works well on lots of different stains.

Super simple homemade carpet stain remover recipe with only three ingredients! It's frugal, and works well on lots of different types of stains {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest
This recipe was sent in by a reader, Angela, who originally used this on vomit stains on her carpet, after her poor soon got sick after eating spaghetti. It took the stain right out!



Add all the ingredients to a plastic spray bottle and then mix well, by shaking.

Then, saturate the stain with the mixture and let it dry.

Next, vacuum and done! So easy!!

***Please note that while many people have successfully used this recipe without needing to scrub, others, perhaps because of impatience, did scrub the stain remover into their carpet, and this worked as well.***

If you use the original Dawn dish soap, or another colored dish soap, and feel like it is leaving a colored soap residue in your carpet, you may want to rinse away the remover, once it has a chance to work on the stain. The important thing is to let it work for a while before you rinse it away.

Angela explained that she used this on her son's stains, as mentioned above. Specifically she said, "This has worked amazing on vomit! My youngest's stomach did not agree with spaghetti one night and he threw up all over our beige carpet and he did not tell me until the next morning so it had many hours to dry and stain. This stuff got the entire stain out!"

Do you have any homemade cleaner recipes to share, like Angela did? If so, I'd love to hear them. You can share your own recipes here or read others that have already been submitted, some of which are for specific stains, and others which are for more general use.

Super simple homemade carpet stain remover recipe with only three ingredients! It's frugal, and works well on lots of different types of stains {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

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How long does it last?
by: Robin

How long will it last. Does it deteriorate after a while. I make the larger quantity

by: Anonymous

Clogged up my spray bottle. Too thick.

by: Anonymous

This works great! My carpet is off white and this was wonderful!

Too thick
by: Trinidad

I tried two different sprayers and it was just too thick and clogged up. I ended up spreading it with a sponge. I thought a bit and if I had an empty stain remover gel container that has the bristles, it would be perfect.

by: Anonymous

This an amazing. When my mom cut the top of her foot she also cut an artery. I use a commercial cleaner and still left a blood stain. I put this on, let it sit until it was dry and vacuumed. No stain left.

by: Mandy

I have tried everything to get the mustard stain out of my cream colored carpet! Although this is a great stain remover it will not take out mustard.

by: Cindi Pitcher

Does it work on odor as well?? We have dogs and a carpet that doesn't show stains, but with dogs you know there is odor.
Thanks for the great ideas!

skunk smell
by: Janet

This recipe can be used on dogs who have been sprayed by skunks. Works better than store bought cleaner.

simple recipe for carpet cleaner machine
by: Ronda

I put hydrogen peroxide in my carpet cleaner. Just peroxide and hot water. Love it!

scrubbing recipe
by: Lyndsay

Hot water, vinegar, and a squirt of dish soap. Scrub, scrub, scrub! I have yet to find a stain that doesn't come out with this.

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