Friday, August 19, 2011

Frugal Friday: Homemade Carpet Steamer Shampoo

Since we have been dog sitting this summer, I have been using a lot of Homemade Febreeze & using my Dirt Devil Carpet Steamer a lot more than usual. 

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 make 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 Tablespoon liquid Castille Soap (available at most health food stores)
  • 30 drops Thyme Essential Oil (also available at health food stores)- this provides antibacterial properties and a very refreshing scent

Pour all ingredients into a container with a pour spout (or you can use a funnel) and blend well. Add the formula to the appropriate compartment on your steam cleaner and clean your carpet according to the manufacturers directions.

*Vinegar can sometimes slightly bleach dark-colored carpets.  Test this formula on an inconspicuous area first.

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