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How to Use the Best Natural Carpet Cleaner

Discover the reasons for using a natural carpet cleaning solution – and how our natural carpet cleaner erases stains & odors with minimal effort.

Written by Stacey Kelleher. Reviewed by Sean Busch.


When spills and stains happen, you don’t need to call professional cleaners or spending hours scrubbing stains. Our tips and natural carpet cleaning solution make quick work of unsightly spots and odors – without chemicals like perchloroethylene, naphthalene, butyloxy ethanol, and artificial fragrances.

Why Puracy Natural Carpet Shampoo Works so Well

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Puracy Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo is a natural carpet cleaner that rapidly removes the most stubborn stains, soils, and odors from upholstered surfaces. Just like the plant-based enzymes in our Stain Remover (more about that below), this formula breaks down tough stains, revives fibers, and it’s color-safe for all types of fabric.

It’s also super-concentrated to save on water, energy, and packaging waste. Create your natural carpet cleaning solution by adding 1 oz. of cleaner to 100 oz. of water.

How to Use Puracy Carpet Cleaner with Machines

Fill the removable tank with your diluted carpet shampoo solution. Shake the tank before reattaching and shampooing. Otherwise, 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 using a carpet cleaning machine. If you don't own one, most hardware stores offer affordable hourly rentals.

How to Shampoo Carpet by Hand

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If you don't have a carpet cleaning machine, cleaning carpet by hand is another effective option.

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, continue blotting to "lift" the remaining shampoo and stain particles. Repeat until the foam, stain, and/or odor are gone. Use a dry microfiber cloth to blot up any excess moisture.

Pro Tip: Leave a window open and a fan running to accelerate the drying process.

Tackle Fresh Stains When They Happen

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The biggest secret for removing stains? Acting fast. The longer spills sit, the tougher they are to erase.

1. Remove as Much as Possible

Remove thick or chunky spills with a spoon or spatula. Gently lifting the mess away from surfaces will keep you from rubbing it deeper into carpeting. 

2. Dilute & Blot Stain

Since scrubbing will push the spill deeper into carpet fibers, dilute fresh stains with warm water. Grab a clean, dry microfiber cloth and blot gently (yet firmly) to lift stains out of the carpet. Continue blotting until the cloth stops picking up color.

If you’ve tried the steps above and the blotch won’t budge, it's time to break out Puracy Stain Remover.

How to Use Our Natural Carpet Stain Remover

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Whether you’re cleaning area rugs or wall-to-wall carpeting, the 98.95% natural Puracy Stain Remover is a powerful enzymatic cleaner that targets thousands of stains and odors. From blood to berries to wine to grass, these 6 plant-based enzymes break down stains until they’re completely gone. Our closest competitor only uses 3.

Even better, this carpet stain cleaner works without damaging the color and texture of 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.

Spot Treating Carpet Stains

Directions depend on the cause of the splotch, stain, or smudge. 

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: Don’t leave on wool and silk for more than one hour.

For Tough Stains

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For tougher stains (like tomato sauce and wine), spray the area with Natural Stain Remover. Gently agitate loosened dirt with a paintbrush or other soft-bristled brush.

Place a heavy skillet, brick, or book in a sturdy plastic bag, then lay it on top of the soiled area for at least 8 hours. We highly recommend using a quality plastic bag since cheaper options puncture easily. Also, the ink is notoriously weak when exposed to moisture and you really don’t want a second stain to deal with.

Rinse the Affected Area

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.

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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. Repeat until the stain remover and stain particles are lifted from the carpet.

If you're cleaning 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.

Puracy Carpet Cleaner Solutions Are Here to Help

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Minimal work, maximum results. Formulated by teams of biochemists, trusted by millions. We’ve worked tirelessly to ensure that our Natural Stain Remover and Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo are the best natural carpet cleaning products anywhere. We’re so confident you’ll love them, they come with a money-back guarantee!