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Dirty shoes. Pets. Kids. Food. These everyday things can leave carpets coated in dirt and stains. It’s important to keep carpets clean, but harsh cleaning chemicals can be detrimental to home air quality and family health. Using vinegar as a natural carpet-cleaning method is a simple solution that is better for our health than typical cleaning products. Take a look at these vinegar-based natural formulas that will keep your carpet looking good as new. Natural cleaning solutions with vinegar

Formula 1: Vinegar and Baking Soda

This formula will help naturally remove pet stains. Urine consists of acidic and alkaline components, and these three kitchen products work best to neutralize them.


  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 cup of vinegar

  • ½ cup of baking soda

Pour the mixture in a spray bottle, and shake it until the combination settles. Spray it on the carpet, and scrub gently using a cotton towel. Work it in for a few minutes to get rid of bad odors.

Formula 2: Borax and Vinegar

This solution is one is similar with above but uses salt and borax as an alternative.


  • ½ cup of salt

  • ½ cup of borax

  • ½ cup of vinegar

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl to form a paste. Using a soft cloth, apply the paste to the stains and rub gently. Leave it for for 2-3 hours. Complete the process by vacuuming over the solution.

Formula 3:

Be sure you test this on a small space to ensure it won’t cause fading or discoloration to your carpet.


  • ½ cup of vinegar

  • ½ cup of water

  • ½ cup of baking soda

  • 1 tsp. of dish soap

  • ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide

Mix the water and vinegar together, and use a spray bottle to squirt it on the stain. Allow it to almost completely dry, then sprinkle the stain with the baking soda. After mixing the hydrogen peroxide and dish soap together, use gloves to work the solution into the stain. Let it dry, and vacuum.

Always test cleaning solutions in an inconspicuous place before fully applying them to your carpet. Some carpet and colors react differently, so be careful if you’re not using a professional to clean your carpet. For the best results in Kansas City, call McGeorge Brothers ChemDry of Kansas City at (816) 533-4377.