Homemade Carpet Shampoo That Works

I have my own carpet cleaning business, and I make my own homemade shampoo. While it is true that too much detergent in a homemade cleaner can be hard to remove, there are ways to make carpet shampoo without detergent. My cleaner is vinegar and astringent based, and I have found there is little it cannot remove. While I tend to agree with the detergent/soap thing (it leaves crunchy carpets and left behind residue can attract dirt) there are ways to make shampoo without having those issues.


While I won't say everything in my personal shampoo recipe, combining 1 gallon white vinegar, 1 large bottle of lemon juice, and 1 pint of witch hazel will make a super effective carpet cleaner that is safe for use in commercial or home shampooers. Also, sprinkling baking soda on the carpet before shampooing will remove the worst odors and boost the above mixture's cleaning properties. Below is a before and after photo.

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February 15, 20150 found this helpful

In the example shown, the carpet is white. Does the lemon juice in your recipe have a bleaching effect on colored carpets?

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August 3, 20150 found this helpful

In the solution you use, do you dilute this with hot water and how much per gallon? Thanks!

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April 1, 20160 found this helpful

We use Genesis 950 and LOVE it!

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November 4, 20160 found this helpful

does this recip also leave your carpet soft and smelling fresh ?,and what is witch hazel?

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November 23, 20160 found this helpful

excellent results but seems a little strong and you suppose to use any water or just cleaner straight?


try everything, move in a house we love but has white carpets,
seller were older..no kids, pets etc. Not us have it all, didn't want to replace ...changing to hardwood in a few year over 3k sq. foot quite a big project

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