Photo courtesy of Business Shed
Photo courtesy of Business Shed

When we bought our current home, it was a HUD foreclosure at a great price. The carpets were far from stain-free, but, not terrible. Now that we have a toddler…well, let’s just say I’m pretty sure there is a spot on the carpet from every meal she has ever eaten. Add a pooch into the mix and our carpet is less than stellar nowadays.

I’m super excited to have our carpets cleaned before we move, but, sometimes you can’t wait for that and you need a great spot cleaner! 

This carpet cleaner is from DIY Natural and it’s a pretty basic and easy! Plus, it’s natural which is awesome!

Try it out and tell me what you think! :)

DIY Carpet Cleaner Spray

Author: Katie Vance


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil or another clear essential oil of choice


  • Combine vinegar and water in a large spray bottle.
  • Add in salt and lavender essential oil.
  • Cap and shake.
  • Spray on carpets liberally, shaking bottle frequently between sprays.
  • Allow carpets to dry.
  • Vacuum treated areas.


Note: For tougher stains, spray mixture directly on stain. Let dry and vacuum. Repeat if necessary.
Adapted from DIY Natural