The carpet shampoo for the steamer is very expensive. I have never seen this product on sale or coupons for this product. Even the generic ones cost around $10 a bottle at Wal-Mart.
I found a recipe for Homemade Carpet Steamer Shampoo in "The Naturally Clean Home" by Karyn Siegel-Maier. If you like to or are interested in learning how to make homemade cleaning supplies this is a great book.
Homemade Carpet Steamer Shampoo
- 3/4 cup very Hot Water
- 1/2 cup White Vinegar
- 1 Tablepoon Liquid Castile Soap (available at health food stores)
- 30 drops Thyme Essential Oil (also available at health food stores)- this provides antibacterial properties and a very refreshing scent
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