Homemade Foaming Carpet Cleaner for Spots


Kids and pets are tough on carpets and sometimes you need a great spot cleaner you can count on to remove tough stains.  For years I purchased cleaners like Resolve to remove stains when, unknowingly, I had everything I needed at home – and it is AMAZING!!!

The days of purchasing expensive stain removers are over!  When you try this simple and quick solution, you’ll be sold.  Stains just disappear.

Foaming Carpet Stain Remover

1 Tablespoon Vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon Ammonia
3 Tablespoons Dawn Dish soap
3/4 Cup Water
Empty Foam Soap Container

Add all ingredients to your foam soap container and swirl to mix.  Dispense foam directly onto stained carpet.  Wait a few seconds, then lightly scrub the carpet with a damp white cloth.

* Personally I like to rinse the area again with a wet white cloth to remove any soap residue that could attract dirt.

Stains are gone!

If you have bigger areas of  to clean get our recipe for Homemade Carpet Cleaner for Machines.  This is one of our most popular posts and something I use a lot to clean my carpets in our Hoover carpet cleaner.

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  1. Jane Kihara says:

    am in Kenya and would like to try the home made solutions drop you any email and how it works

  2. sharroyn says:

    You can’t clean with ammonia if you have dog and cats. The ammonia attracts cats and dogs to the area cleaned where they may remark the area by peeing there.

    • You should use the first cleaner that contains no ammonia. It is combination of peroxide, dawn and vinegar.

    • thank you! that is what I am trying to clean so I would have been distraught if it attracted my fur babies back to the spot!

    • Actually, I’ve been cleaning with ammonia for a year now, didn’t before because of the claims of pets marking that smell, but have had no problems whatsoever. We also host our spare room on Airbnb so I’m always cleaning and mopping. I started using ammonia instead of bleach the time a guest spilled suntan oil on the tile grout. Bleach didn’t help. Ammonia got it out. It also gets oil stains out of clothes and towels. Just add some to the wash. I have 4 cats, 1 house rabbit, and we foster kittens for our local TNR rescue group so add 8 more kittens and cats to the equation. No one has marked it or even particularly sniffed at it. It does clean kitten accidents up leaving no cat smell around the litter box, just like bleach used to, but it doesn’t lighten your grout every time you use it.

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