I don’t know about you, but if I didn’t have children or pets, I probably wouldn’t need a carpet cleaner!
I’ve been using essential oils to spot clean my carpets when needed, but just today I came to the conclusion that I was either going to have to have my carpets cleaned, hire a grocery store carpet cleaner, or buy a carpet cleaner.
My fate was sealed when my Ma sent me some money for my birthday – which just happened to be the cost of the carpet cleaner I was looking at. No coincidences, huh!
Of course, when I got to the store, I couldn’t decide whether to add to the amount and buy a bigger, better model, or stick with the original model I had planned on buying.
You know where this is going.
I spent the extra.
My brand-spankin’ shiny new carpet cleaner came with a trial size “recommended” carpet shampoo. And, of course, I did my due diligence and researched what is in this fantabulous concoction. Let me tell you what I found:
- Water (diluting agent)
- Sodium Polymethacrylate (chelating agent; suspending agent) – not toxic
- Sulfonated Methylene-Bridged Phenolic Polymer (surface modifier) – not toxic
- C6-10 Alcohols Ethoxylated Propoxylated (surfactant- emulsifier, wetting, dispersing agent) – not toxic
- Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate (surfactant – cleaning agent) – some environmental concerns
- C10-12 Branched Alcohols Ethoxylated 5-7EO (surfactant – cleaning agent) – some concerns, including carcinogenic
- Fragrance (fragrancing compound)
- Methylisothiazolinone (preservative) – possible allergen
So, it’s not exceedingly bad, but still – when it comes to children and animals, I prefer to not take any chances. And that’s why I clean with a Cleaner Concentrate made with our Protective, or Immunity blend of essential oils.
My favorite carpet cleaner
This cleaner concentrate is designed to be the ideal natural cleaner. It is fortified with my company’s proprietary blend of Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils. This powerful essential oil blend is combined with plant-based derivatives that provide a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors.
It is safe for my family as well as the environment. The multi-purpose capabilities of this cleaner concentrate make it perfect to expertly clean hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any room leaving behind a clean and invigorating scent. It’s also perfect as a replacement for the product that came with my carpet cleaner! I just use the cleaner concentrate in its place, and my world is better off for it.
Seriously, I wouldn’t be without this tool in my cleaning arsenal.
After receiving a text asking if I used the cleaner concentrate in the carpet cleaner, I realized I probably didn’t word this correctly!
Instead of the concentrate that came with the machine, I used my favorite cleaner concentrate – but I only used half the amount that it recommended I use of the original concentrate – I also added a teaspoon of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap, Peppermint scented. Because you know that spiders don’t like peppermint!
It worked like a charm, even on old, set-in stains.