CARPETS/UPHOLSTERY

  • A great non-toxic carpet stain remover is club soda. Soak spot immediately with soda and blot until the stain is gone.
  • Pet Urine on Carpets: Dab area with toweling to absorb as much as possible, wash spot with liquid dish detergent, and rinse with 1/2 cup vinegar diluted in 1 qt warm water. Lay towels or paper towels over the spot and weight down to absorb excess moisture. Let stand 4 to 6 hours, then remove toweling, brush up nap and allow to dry completely. Use an electric fan to speed drying.
  • Red wine stains can be removed from carpet by rubbing baking soda in and vacuuming.
  • Sprinkle cornstarch onto carpet, vacuum.
  • To remove grease spots from carpets, first sop up the liquid with a sponge, then rub a liberal amount of baking soda into the spot. Let it absorb overnight. Next day, remove the excess and vacuum the area.
  • To remove grease spots from carpets, first absorb excess with a sponge, then rub a liberal amount of corn starch into the spot. Let sit overnight, then vacuum.
  • Dry cornstarch sprinkled on rug and vacuumed.
  • Carpet Fresher
    4 cups baking soda or cornstarch
    35 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
    30 drops Lavender essential oil
    25 drops Rosewood essential oil
    or any combination of your favorite essentail oils
    Measure 4 cups of baking soda into a bowl, add essential oils. Break up any clumps that form, stir until well mixed. Before vacuuming sprinkle powder from a shaker type can or jar. Let it sit on the carpet for about 15 minutes then vacuum.
  • Herbal Carpet Freshener
    1 cup baking soda
    1/2 cup lavender flowers
    Crush the lavender flowers to release their scent. Mix well with baking soda and sprinkle liberally on carpets. Vacuum after 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on carpets before vacuuming for a natural rug deodorizer

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