Homemade Pet Stain Carpet Cleaner

Last Updated on September 18, 2022 by ellen

Looking for a homemade pet stain carpet cleaner? Make a batch of this DIY carpet stain remover to remove urine stains from carpets.

Posts may be sponsored. This post contains affiliate links, which means I will make a commission at no extra cost to you should you click through and make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Looking for a homemade pet stain carpet cleaner? Make a batch of this DIY carpet stain remover to remove urine stains from carpets.

Homemade Pet Stain Carpet Cleaner

There are many DIY pet stain remover recipes that will get out tough stains. This cleaning solution is one of my favorites because it works as an odor remover and homemade carpet cleaner.

It works well as a general homemade carpet stain remover. But, we tend to use it most often for stains caused by our cat. You can use it for blood stains and dog urine stains too.

When removing stains, it’s important to tackle the accidents as soon as you notice them. The longer the stain sits, the more difficult it is to remove from carpet fibers.

When making homemade carpet cleaners, it’s important to be sure they are pet safe. You don’t want to use harsh chemicals to remove stains.

Accidents happen. They are part of pet ownership, and this homemade carpet stain remover will help make stain removal easy.

a spray bottle of cleaner with a scrub brush

Tips for removing pet stains from carpet

The key to removing pet stains is to act fast. The longer the stain sits, the tougher it will be to remove.

1. Blot up as much of the accident as possible with a clean cloth.

2. Spray the area with the homemade pet stain remover and let it sit for a few minutes.

3. Blot dry again with paper towels or a cloth to remove the solution and the stain.

4. Repeat steps 2-4 as necessary.

5. Once the stain is gone, you can spray the area with a mixture of water and white vinegar to neutralize the pH levels in the carpet and help prevent stains in the future.

This homemade pet stain remover is safe to use around kids and pets. But, as with any cleaning solution, it’s always a good idea to do a patch test on an inconspicuous area of the carpet before using it on a stain.

How to remove urine stains from carpet

One of the most common pet stains is urine. Urine stains are especially difficult to remove because they often contain bacteria that can cause an unpleasant odor.

This homemade carpet cleaner will remove the stain and the odor. Just follow the steps above for removing pet stains in general.

Homemade Cat Litter Alternative When You Run Out

Does baking soda remove stains?

Baking soda is often used as a natural cleaning solution. It’s a mild abrasive that can help to remove stains.

To use baking soda to remove a stain, make a paste with baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stain and let it sit for several minutes. Then, blot the area with a clean cloth to remove the paste and the stain.

You may need to repeat this process several times to remove a tough stain. But, baking soda is a safe and effective way to remove stains from the carpet.

How do you get dried pet stains out of carpet?

If the pet stain is already dried, you may need to use a little more elbow grease to remove it. First, vacuum the area to remove any loose dirt or debris.

Then, make a paste with baking soda and water and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for several minutes then blot the area with a clean cloth.

You may need to repeat this process several times to remove the dried stain. But, eventually, you will be able to get the stain out of the carpet.

How to Eliminate Cat Litter Box Odor Easily

Preventing pet stains in the future

The best way to deal with pet stains is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Here are a few tips for preventing pet accidents:

1. Train your pet to go potty outside or in a designated area.

2. Take your dog for regular walks to prevent accidents in the house or be sure the litter box is clean.

3. Keep a close eye on your pets when they are inside and let them out frequently to go potty.

4. Clean up any accidents immediately.

5. Consider using a pet-proofing spray or carpet protector to help prevent stains in the future. This one works well for us.

With a little time and effort, you can train your pets and keep your carpets clean. But, accidents happen. And when they do, this homemade carpet stain remover will help you get the job done.

ingredients to make this recipe

DIY carpet stain remover recipe

You will need a spray bottle, scrub brush, paper towels, or a soft cloth to remove pet stains.

  • ½ cup distilled warm water
  • 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide 
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup castile soap (any scent) or dish soap
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
  • 10-20 drops of tea tree essential oil 
  • 10-20 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 8-ounce spray bottle
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Funnel

If you would rather not use essential oils around your pets, you can leave them out. They do help neutralize odors. Tea tree oil helps to kill bacteria as well which is important with pet urine stains. Some pet owners prefer not to use essential oils in DIY carpet cleaners.

ingredients in glass bowls to make this cleaner

How to make homemade carpet cleaner

  • Add the vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and distilled water to the bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  • Gently whisk the glycerin and castile soap into the vinegar solution.

a whisk on top of a glass bowl with a homemade pet stain carpet cleaner in it

  • Whisk in your essential oils.
  • Pour the mixture into your bottle and screw the top on tightly.
  • Gently agitate the bottle until the mixture is well combined. 

Use on clothing, furniture, carpets, etc. Gently scrub on carpets and blot with paper towels.

For extra power, you can make a paste with baking soda and gently rub the affected area with a paper towel. This should help clean the stained area well.

Looking for a homemade pet stain carpet cleaner? Make a batch of this DIY carpet stain remover to remove urine stains from carpets.

When it comes to pet stain removers, this homemade pet stain carpet cleaner works quite well. If you have a very tough stain that is still there, you might want to try a commercial carpet cleaner or even steam cleaning.

Yield: 1

Homemade Pet Stain Carpet Cleaner

Looking for a homemade pet stain carpet cleaner? Make a batch of this DIY carpet stain remover to remove urine stains from carpets.

Looking for a homemade pet stain carpet cleaner? Make a batch of this DIY carpet stain remover to remove urine stains from carpets.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Materials

  • ½ cup distilled warm water
  • 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup castile soap (any scent) or dish soap
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
  • 10-20 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 10-20 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 8-ounce spray bottle
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Funnel

Tools

  • whisk

Instructions

  1. Add the vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and distilled water to the bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Gently whisk the glycerin and castile soap into the vinegar solution.
  3. Whisk in your essential oils.
  4. Pour the mixture into your bottle and screw the top on tightly.
  5. Gently agitate the bottle until the mixture is well combined. 

Notes

Use on clothing, furniture, carpets, etc. Gently scrub on carpets and blot with paper towels.

For extra power, you can make a paste with baking soda and gently rub the affected area with a paper towel. This should help clean the stained area well.

Did you make this project?

If you make this, tag me on Instagram so I can see (@ellenblogs)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.