Years ago a friend shared a "recipe" with me for homemade carpet spot cleaner. I don't know where she got it, so I'm not sure who to credit, but it really works and I use it all the time. I say "recipe" because it's simply a mixture of warm water, vinegar, and baking soda and my friend didn't give me any proportions. So, I usually don't measure anything when I make it, but last time I mixed up a batch I measured it just to give you a starting point.
Homemade Carpet Spot Cleaner
4 cups warm water
1/2 cup vinegar
2-3 Tablespoons baking soda
Add the vinegar and baking soda to the warm water in a large bowl. Stir slightly and watch it fizz and foam. Dip a scrub brush into the mixture and scrub those spots in your carpet away. Let dry and then vacuum.
* I have even used this on the carpet and upholstery in my car and it's fab.
* I haven't tried adding essential oils to the mixture, but it might be a fun experiment.
* This works for my carpet, but I don't want someone to try this and end up with problems, so please do a spot test first!
Rachel has a recipe for a stain remover for clothes that I want to try. If you have a homemade cleaning product you love, feel free to share it here...