Homemade Carpet Steamer Shampoo
3/4 cup very hot Water
1/2 cup White Vinegar*
1 Tablespoon liquid Castille Soap (available at most health food stores)
30 drops Thyme Essential Oil (also available at health food stores)- this provides antibacterial properties and a very refreshing scent
Pour all ingredients into a container with a pour spout (or you can use a funnel) and blend well. Add the formula to the appropriate compartment on your steam cleaner and clean your carpet according to the manufacturers directions.
*Vinegar can sometimes slightly bleach dark-colored carpets. Test this formula on an inconspicuous area first.