Homemade Carpet Shampoo Recipe

from thethriftymama


  • 4 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide 3% solution (This is the strength you’ll get in the first aid section.)
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dish detergent
  • 5 drops essential oil (if desired)


  1. Mix the ingredients well.  I shake mine thoroughly in a lidded mason jar.  This makes it much easier to distribute the cleaning agents into the water.
  2. Blend this mixture with 1-1/2 quarts of hot water.
  3. Use in carpet cleaner as directed by manufacturer.

This recipe can easily be adjusted for full-size carpet cleaners.  Double or triple quantities as needed.