Best and Easiest Upholstery and Carpet Stain Remover

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When it comes to your carpets and upholstery, it's not always easy to keep them clean. Especially if you have kids and pets running around, mishaps are almost inevitable. And these days it seems that more and more people are trying to use non-toxic cleaners and natural cleaners to keep the house clean, and the carpet and upholstery is no exception. The good news is that you don't have to go out and buy expensive natural cleaners, you probably have everything you need for this natural cleaner in your kitchen cabinets.

With these non-toxic cleaners and ingredients, you can make this DIY idea for the best and easiest upholstery and carpet stain remover. You will need some one teaspoon of Dawn dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar, a cup of warm water, and one teaspoon of baking soda. You will also need an absorbent towel and a clean sponge. You will want to gather up all of your natural cleaner ingredients. Vinegar and baking soda are great non-toxic cleaners when mixed. Vinegar acts as an acid, and baking soda is the base, so when the two are mixed, they create carbon dioxide, which is a mixture that results in lots of cleaning bubbles. Add the dish soap to the spray bottle along with the white vinegar, and then top the natural cleaner off with the warm water. Working over a kitchen sink, with the top of the spray bottle near by adding the baking soda, and then quickly screw the top of the spray bottle on. To use you want to vacuum over the stained area and then wipe gently with the abrasive side of a soft sponge. Spray the soiled area of your carpet or upholstery generously with the natural cleaner, and then gently rub and dab with the clean towel. You should start to see the results right away. You want to continue dabbing and wiping with the towel to absorb the water and completely remove the stain. There are several other DIY ideas you can use Dawn dish soap; the following are just some of the DIY ideas you can use this natural cleaner for.

1. Use Dawn dish soap as a sidewalk de-icer. For icy steps and sidewalks when the temperatures are freezing, mix one teaspoon of Dawn dish soap, with one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and about 1/2 gallon of hot/warm water and pour over the icy walkways. The walkway won’t refreeze. And this mixture means no more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks.

2. Use Dawn dish soap as a multi-all purpose cleaner. All this natural cleaner needs is a drop of Dawn soap in 8 ounces water, and you can use it to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use this all natural cleaner as a spray on. You can use this natural cleaner for bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks.

3. Driveway Cleaner. If you have motor oil or gasoline stains on your driveway, first sprinkle with the area with some kitty litter to help absorb excess oil. Then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dish soap and some warm water to safely remove excess motor oil from the pavement.

4. Pre-treat oily stains on clothes. For any oil-based stains such as grease, lipstick, butter, motor oil, or cooking oil, simply apply some Dawn liquid dish soap directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or a toothbrush until the oil stain is removed, and then launder as usual. You will find this homemade non-toxic cleaner on the Grandmother's Kitchen site. On the site, you will find a variety of non-toxic cleaners, DIY ideas, natural cleaners, country living, recipe ideas, food ideas, health ideas and more. **

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