Written by Stacey Kelleher. Reviewed by Sean Busch.
When spills and stains show up, don't worry about calling professional cleaners or spending hours scrubbing stains.
Our tips and natural carpet cleaning solution make quick work of unsightly spots and odors – without the creepy chemicals like perchloroethylene, naphthalene, and butoxyethanol.
Why Our Natural Carpet Shampoo Works so Well
Puracy Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo rapidly removes the most stubborn stains, soils, and odors from upholstered surfaces. Like our Stain Remover (we'll talk more about that below), its plant-based enzymes break down tough stains, revive fibers, and is color-safe for all types of upholstery.
Since this product is super-concentrated, create your natural carpet cleaning solution by adding 1 oz. of cleaner to 100 oz. of water.
Using This Natural Carpet Cleaner with Machines
For machine-cleaning, fill the removable tank with your diluted carpet shampoo solution. Shake the tank before reattaching and shampooing (or use an attachment to clean other upholstered surfaces).
After the first run, empty and refill the tank with clean water. Complete another cleaning cycle to remove all of the remaining cleaner and stain particles.
Pro Tip: We highly recommend investing in a carpet cleaning machine. If you don't want to purchase one, most hardware stores offer affordable hourly rentals.
How to Clean a Carpet by Hand
If you don't have a carpet cleaning machine, there's still an easy way to clean carpets by hand.
Soak a clean microfiber cloth in your cleaning solution and gently blot (don’t scrub!) the affected areas of your carpet. Using a second clean cloth and warm water, blot the area to "pick up" remaining stain particles and shampoo. Repeat until there’s no more foam and the stain and/or odor are gone. Finally, use a dry microfiber cloth to blot up any excess moisture.
Tackle Fresh Stains When They Happen
The secret to removing stains is acting quickly. The longer spills sit, the tougher they are to erase.
1. Remove as Much as Possible
For thick or chunky spills, remove any mess on the surface with either a spoon or spatula. Gently lifting the mess away will help you avoid rubbing it deeper into carpeting.
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2. Dilute and Blot
If the stain is fresh, dilute it with warm water. Scrubbing will push the spill deeper into the carpet fibers of the carpet (and even cause damage), so grab a dry and clean microfiber cloth. Blot gently yet firmly to lift stains out of the carpet. Continue blotting until the cloth doesn't pick up any more color.
If you’ve tried the steps above and the blotch simply won’t budge, it's time to break out the carpet stain remover.
How to Use Our Natural Carpet Stain Remover
From blood to berries to wine to grass, Puracy Stain Remover is a powerful enzymatic cleaner that targets thousands of stains and odors – from area rugs to wall-to-wall carpeting. We use 6 plant-based enzymes to break down stains until they’re completely gone. Our closest competitor only uses 3.
Even better, this 98.95% natural carpet stain cleaner does it without damaging the color and texture of your carpets, clothing, linens, upholstery, and other washable fabrics.
Pro Tip: For urine stains (and other stains caused by bodily fluids), we recommend using Puracy Pet Stain and Odor Remover.
How to Spot Treat Carpet Stains
The directions for our Natural Stain Remover depend on what caused the spot in the first place:
For General Stains
For run-of-the-mill messes, spray the soiled area with Puracy Natural Stain Remover and wait at least 15 minutes. The longer the spray sits, the better.
Note: Only leave this stain remover on wool and silk for a maximum of one hour.
For Tough Stains
For tougher stains (like tomato sauce and wine), spray this natural stain remover on the area and let it sit for at least eight hours. Next, gently agitate loosened dirt with a paintbrush or other soft-bristled brush.
Help the stain remover work its magic by placing a heavy skillet, brick, or book in a sturdy plastic bag, then laying it on top of the soiled area overnight. We highly recommend using a quality plastic bag: Cheaper options puncture easily and the ink is notoriously weak when exposed to moisture.
Rinse the Affected Area
After pre-treatment, move on to rinsing. If you have a carpet cleaning machine, fill the canister with warm water and use according to manufacturer instructions. If you don’t have one, you can do it by hand.
How to Clean a Carpet By Hand
For larger carpets, fill a bowl with warm water. Saturate a clean cloth with water and press into the stain, blotting it with light pressure. Rinse the cloth with fresh water and repeat the process until the stain remover (and the stain) is lifted from the carpet.
If you're dealing with an area rug, check the care instructions before putting them into the washing machine. They should be laundered in the warmest water that their fabrics will allow.
Say Goodbye to Life’s Little (& Big) Messes
Puracy products are formulated by teams of biochemists and trusted by millions of families. We feel confident that our Natural Stain Remover and Carpet Shampoo are the best natural carpet cleaning products anywhere. Minimal work, maximum results, guaranteed!