Written by Tenley Haraldson.
Reviewed by cleaning expert Sean Busch.
At Puracy, we’re passionate about providing plant-based cleaning solutions that are incredibly safe, environmentally friendly, and unbelievably effective. Plant-based enzymes are at the heart of many of our products – discover how our enzyme cleaners naturally zap stains and remove odors from carpets, upholstered surfaces, and non-washable fabrics.
What Is an Enzyme Cleaner?
Plant enzymes are proteins which help break down a wide variety of organic materials so plants are able to absorb nutrients through their walls. Each enzyme has a specific job and provides different natural chemical reactions. For instance, amylase splits carbohydrates into simple sugars while lipase breaks fats and oils down into fatty acids.
In enzyme cleaners, these microscopic proteins get in between cracks, crevices, and fibers to break down stains (and subsequent odors) until those particles are totally eradicated – no harsh detergents or harmful chemicals necessary.
Pro tip: When using any enzyme cleaner, it’s important to double-check the enzyme ingredient list to determine which types of stains it can remove
What Surfaces Do Enzymatic Cleaners Work on?
Puracy enzyme cleaners can be used on any washable surface, whether you’re:
- Laundering the item in the washing machine (e.g. clothing, linens, diapers)
- Using a steam cleaner (carpets, upholstery, car floor mats)
- Washing by hand.
Basically, if it can get wet, an enzyme-based product will clean and freshen it.
How Puracy Stain Remover Works
We believe that your home’s surfaces should be free of harsh chemicals and fumes – and that’s especially true for surfaces your family members play, snuggle, and nap on.
Our 99.96% natural Natural Stain Remover formula utilizes six distinct plant-based enzymes (our closest competitor only uses four). This means it’s able to combat nearly every stain and odor in its path:
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How to Use an Enzyme Cleaner on Carpet
It’s no secret that kids and pets increase your chances of carpet stains and odors. To totally eradicate both, follow these step-by-step directions:
1. Remove Excess
For thick spills that are still fresh, use a spatula or spoon to lift as much excess out of the carpet as possible.
2. Dilute with Warm Water
For fresh stains, dilute the area with warm water (which will help with the following steps).
3. Put Pressure on It
Firmly put even pressure on the stain using a dry microfiber cloth. Don’t use scrubbing motions as this can push stains deeper into the carpet fibers. If you’re dealing with a sticky, dark-colored, or food-based substance, a slightly damp cloth may work better. Keep blotting until the cloth stops picking up the color of the stain.
4. Spray with Stain Remover
Using Puracy Stain Remover, spray the surface and wait at least 15 minutes (but the longer you wait, the better the results).
5. Saturate, Press, Repeat
Saturate a clean microfiber cloth with warm water, gently wring, and press it into the stain using a gentle rocking motion. Rinse the cloth and repeat until the stain is lifted from the carpet.
How to Eliminate Stains and Odors from Washable Fabrics
Need to remove pit stains from your favorite shirt? Did someone spill red wine on your tablecloth? Whatever the stain, follow these simple steps
Use the Puracy Stain Remover to fully saturate the area. We recommend waiting at least 15 minutes before laundering, but the longer it sits, the more time it has to work.
Pro tip: If the item is wool or linen, don’t let the Stain Remover sit longer than one hour.
Use a boar hair detailing brush (or even an old toothbrush) to gently scrub the treated area. Boar’s hair is a better choice for delicate fabrics like silk.
Add the item to your washing machine and run a load according to its fabric care instructions. From sweat to chocolate to coffee, Puracy Natural Laundry Detergent contains four enzymes (protease, amylase, lipase, and mannanase) to further break down anything that remains in fabric fibers.
4. Repeat if Necessary
Let the item air dry until you’re sure that the stain is completely gone. If it isn’t, repeating the previous steps should do the trick.
How to Remove Stains and Odors from Non-Washable Fabrics
Some upholstered surfaces (like those attached to your couch) can’t be tossed into the washing machine. These easy steps will help you erase stains from non-machine washable fabrics.
1. Spray & Wait
Use Puracy Natural Stain Remover to thoroughly saturate the surface. Wait at least 15 minutes.
For tough stains, work the stain remover into the fabric using a boar’s hair brush and let it sit for at least 8 hours. If you don’t have a brush handy, consider using a soft toothbrush or agitate by rubbing the fabric together.
3. Blot, Rinse, Repeat
Fill a bowl with warm water, saturate a clean microfiber cloth, and gently wring it out. Using light pressure, press into the stain. Rinse and wring your cloth as often as necessary (for large stains, you may need to use another clean cloth). Continue until you’ve rinsed both the stain and the stain remover from the fabric.
How to Remove Pet Stains
We’ve designed our Natural Pet Stain & Odor Remover to eradicate smells from deep within fabric and carpets. From dirt to hairballs to other nasty substances, our guide to removing pet stains has got you covered.
Puracy: Effective, Plant-Based Cleaning
Life gets messy but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for harsh chemicals or complicated instructions to get your house clean. If you don’t absolutely love any of our natural cleaning products, we’ll refund your purchase: No questions, no hassles, no returns necessary.