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Frugal Homemade Carpet Cleaner


  • White vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Optional: Lemon essential oil
  • Old towels or rags


  • If using lemon essential oil, mix it with baking soda, then sprinkle mixture on spot
  • Allow to sit from an hour to overnight. If not using essential oil, just sprinkle plain baking soda over stain
  • Mix a 1:1 ratio of vinegar and water in a spray bottle
  • Generously spray this mixture on baking soda and allow to fizz
  • Lay towel or rag over wet spot and press to absorb moisture
  • Depending on the severity and age of stain, several applications may be required