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This solution works even better than store bought and at a fraction of the cost and smells great too.

Carpet Cleaner Solution


  • 1/2 capful of Liquid Laundry Detergent (I use a gentle detergent, one that can be used for skin sensitivity) or use 4 Tbsps of dish soap (ie. DAWN)
  • 1 scoop of “Oxy” style stain remover or 1/2 cup of liquid hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1/2 cap of fabric softener
  • 4 Tbsp of white vinegar


  1. Add ingredients together into a 1 gallon (4.5 litre) container
  2. Pour 1/3 to 1/2 of solution into the carpet cleaner container
  3. Fill remaining with water and use as usual to clean your carpets

Spot Cleaner Solution

  • 2 oz (approx. 1/4 cup) of “DAWN” blue liquid detergent (the one with the little duck on the label)
  • 6 oz (approx. 3/4 cups) of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 spray bottle

Directions for cleaning spots on carpets (before starting test solution on a hidden area to insure there is no discolouration or damage.

  1. Put “DAWN” into a measuring cup then add hydrogen peroxide and stir well
  2. Pour into a spray bottle (note: the blue colour will disappear due to the hydrogen peroxide)
  3. Use to spray spots on carpets or use of spots on laundry
  4. If using on carpets, whip the area with a damp rag, then spray with solution and wipe with a clean cloth. Finally go over the area again with the damp rag and let dry. Finish by vacuuming.

Directions for use in the laundry.

  1. Spray spot solution onto garment and allow to soak in.
  2. Wash as usual.
  3. Do not put item into the dryer until examining the stain.
  4. If the stain does not come out spray again and allow to soak in, then wash as usual. It should come out.
  5. For very difficult set in stains. Spray item well and allow to soak overnight.