2 Ingredient Carpet Stain Cure

We found the magic stain remover!  Our van floor was nasty. Really nasty. Remember when we organized our van, well, let’s just say it was not that pristine anymore.  Time for a “fall cleaning”.

I can’t remember where I first got the recipe from, but we shared it on our blog roughly two years ago and it’s genius.

All you need are two ingredients plus water and a tiny bit of elbow grease.

DIY carpet stain remover

Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipe

Use bottle of hydrogen peroxide that is 1/3 full.  If you have a full bottle, either pour some of it out, or use another dark colored bottle.  Any clear or semi-translucent bottles will break down the hydrogen-peroxide neutralizing the cleaner.

Fill the bottle the remaining 2/3 of the way full of water.  Add 5 drops of lemon oil.  Shake lightly.

The peroxide breaks down stains and the lemon oil helps release sticky particles.

To use:

Liberally spray the carpet with the cleaner mix.  After the mix has set for a min or so, use the scrub brush to loosen the fibers.  The yucky stuff moves to the surface.  Use a rag an wipe the carpet, blotting out any liquid.

Repeat a couple of times until your carpet is clean.

You can also use this cleaning mix on upholstered furniture.

this cleaning recipe really works these are before and after of carpet stains

Be careful on some carpets.  It did not affect our car carpet, but hydrogen-peroxide has been known to lighten darker flooring.  Test it behind a door to make sure that it won’t lighten your spread.

If it bleaches, dilute with more water.

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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).