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Top 6 Easy DIY to Make Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipes:

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1. Baking Soda and Borax Powder:

Borax is an Eco-friendly cleaner that removes stain in an effective manner. It eliminates dust and dirt particles from the carpet .Baking soda, being an excellent odor absorber, removes odor and provides freshness to the carpet.

2. Baking Soda and White Vinegar:

The mixture of white vinegar and baking soda is a tremendous cleansing agent. The two elements differ in chemical properties. vinegar is acidic, while baking soda is basic in nature. When mixed together, they produce carbon dioxide, which generates innumerous cleaning bubbles. Along with these two ingredients, you will also need normal dish washing liquid and warm water.

You can also use baking soda and warm water to clean carpets.

3. Ammonia and Vinegar:

Ammonia is an organic cleaner, but it can cause discoloration of the carpet, so check it before using it. therefore, it is important to take safety measures while using ammonia. Mixture of vinegar and ammonia make an excellent cleansing solution. Vinegar removes stain and foul smell .

4. White Vinegar, Salt and Essential Oil:

White vinegar has strong acidic properties, so it can remove strong stains which are caused due to pets. It is safe to be used on any fabric. Its freshening properties get enhanced on the addition of essential oil. The oil also assists in coping with the germs and bacteria lurking in the carpet. The salt present in this cleaner is very effective in removing stains of cranberry juice and red wine. This is one of the popular home carpet cleaners, as it provides cleanliness along with fragrance.

Alternatively, white vinegar can be combined with liquid soap and warm water to form a carpet cleaner recipe.

5. Brown Sugar and Lemon Peels:

Brown sugar and lemon peels together make the best homemade carpet cleaner. This cleaner is environment-friendly, as well as non-toxic.Along with cleansing the carpet,lemon peels also deodorize it.Brown sugar also helps mask the odor.

6. Borax Powder and Vinegar:

Borax powder is one of the superb home carpet cleaners, as it does not contain phosphate or chlorine; hence, very Eco-friendly and safe from the health point of view. 

It kills fleas by causing dehydration and infertility, thereby, making your carpet clean and infection-free. You just need borax powder, vinegar, some salt, vacuum cleaner, and steam cleaner for this method.

posted Nov 28, 2016 by Care Aurospaces

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It will be a really scary experience when your home is infested with bed bugs. Complete wipe out of the parasite is very difficult and in some cases the bugs infest the whole house and you need to seek an expert pest control service to get out of the situation.

Here are some home remedies that may be used as soon as you see bed bugs in your house. This may help control the breeding and take care of the situation before things get out of hand.

Natural Remedies To Kill Bed Bugs :

Vacuum Cleaning:

Vacuum cleaning is one of the most effective ways by which most of the bugs will be removed in a swish. Vacuuming will trap all the bugs into the suction air and therefore the bugs can be removed or destroyed after this procedure. Vacuuming should be done several times and for many days to be effective.It is also important not to use the areas wherever you're doing the vacuum treatment throughout these days. This may help the bugs to starve and die. Avoid using the area for at least a month to make sure that they're destroyed completely.

Talcum Powder:

Another safe and easy way to kill the bed bugs is to sprinkle the powder generously on the area so that the bugs will be suffocated to death. This too would need patience and you might have to do the treatment several times for taking care of all the bugs. At this time, you need to ensure that you avoid sleeping in these areas. Baby powder is the best for killing bugs.

Hot Water Treatment:

Bed bugs cannot thrive in hot weather. Thus, treating all the upholstery and affected areas with hot water is helpful in killing the bed bugs. Clothes that are treated with hot water can be ironed as well in very high temperature for killing the bed bugs. Upholstery and furniture can be left under the hot sun to kill the bugs and discourage them from any further infestation.

Steam Treatment:

Just like heat treatment, steam can also kill bed bugs as they can't tolerate the hot moisture and intense steam. For this, a steam vacuum cleaner will be used. Steaming should be done many times in order to kill all the bed bugs.

Steaming might not be terribly effective if the bed bug infestation is very intense and has gone deeper than half an inch below your mattress. In such cases, you can try a combination treatment like hot and steam treatment and leaving the affected clothes, upholstery, and furniture under the sun as well.

Cold Treatment:

Bed bugs may also be killed by treating them with extreme cold. During this winter season, this becomes a simple task as all the upholstery and furniture may be left outside under the harsh winter climate. Clothes and other smaller things can be left in the deep freezer for killing the bugs.Wash your clothes in very cold water or leave them in water along with ice cubes for killing the bugs.

Boric Acid:

Sprinkling boric acid on areas wherever there's bed bug infestation is another effective way to kill the bed bugs. However, after completion of the treatment, care must be taken to confirm that the boric acid powder is totally cleaned from the areas wherever you reside. It's not recommended to sprinkle boric acid on your upholstery and bed as it will be difficult to get rid of them completely after the treatment.

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Sharing your house with crawling and eerie spiders are a few thing you dislike the most. Especially, when you have babies, toddlers and aged people at home, it is mandatory that you must keep these spiders away. For food and shelter, usually spiders that live in your garden find their way inside the home. In rainy season and winters, they tend to look for a warm place and settle inside your house. Then, how to get rid of spiders in the house? Here are some effective home remedies to avoid these nasty critters in a natural manner.


1. Vinegar Spray

Take one cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle and mix it with 2 cups of water.Spray the mixture around your house at the spider entry points, Just like the window, doors, ventilation, etc.

2. Tea Tree Oil

You can eliminate spiders by using tea tree oil too. Mix tea tree oil with white vinegar and spray it in your wardrobe and other different areas where you find spiders. The aroma of tea tree oil is something spiders totally hate .

3. Lavender Oil

Just as tea tree oil, lavender oil is good spider repellent. You can sprinkle a dash of lavender oil within the spider dominated areas. Also, to avoid spiders from coming into your house, just fill a flower jar with a little bit of water and add five drops of lavender oil. Now, keep the fresh flowers in it. The aroma of lavender oil stops the spiders to make their way to your house.

4. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil can also be used to ward off spiders. Be it non-venomous spiders or the venomous ones, the strong smell of peppermint oil will keep them under check. This oil is a natural insecticide.

5. Garlic Spray

Mix garlic juice in a spray bottle filled with water. All you need to do 10 cloves of garlic to extract juice from it. Now spray this mix in the corners of your house to repulse spiders.

6. Black Pepper

Black pepper is also an effective remedy to get rid of spider mites. The spicy black pepper can be grinded to make a powder. Use the grinded powder to spray on spiders, lizards and other insects at home.

Note –Keep it out of the reach of children. Cover your mouth and wear glasses while spraying it, as it tends to irritate your skin and eyes.

7. Lemon

Citrus smell is something spiders hate. Mix lemon with water and use it as a spider repellent spray. You can also use lemon-flavoured hand wash, liquid soap, floor cleaner, etc., to avoid the entry of spider in home. Dry the lemon peels in sun, and grind them to make a powder. Now spray this powder at the required areas to make your home spider-free.

8. Turmeric

Turmeric is a great natural insect killer and can help you get rid of an array of pests. Spiders are allergic to turmeric, so you can sprinkle turmeric powder in your garden and also inside your kitchen to drive out the spiders.

9. Salt

Salt is actually poisonous to spiders. This is also a safe, natural ingredient which you can use in your home to get rid of spiders. Mix salt with water to make an effective anti-spider spray and sprinkle it to hound out the spiders.

10. Mint Tea

The strong flavor of mint can also keep spiders away from your house. You can use mint tea bags in the areas, where spiders live in your house. You can also open mint tea bags and sprinkle mint tea dust around your house, so that the spiders leave the place as soon as they taste it.

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1. Camphor:

Camphor called as “karpura” in Hindi act as a very effective mosquito repellant. Light a small piece of camphor in your house and shut the door and windows. Leave the house closed for 15 min. Your house will become a mosquito free zone.

2. Neem oil: 

Neem oil is also a good mosquito repellent. To make and effective skin friendly insecticide, mix neem oil and coconut oil in 1:1 proportion and apply it on the body. This can protect you from mosquito bites for at least 8-10 hours. This is very useful particularly if you're sleeping in your balcony or any other open space or camping in woods.

3. Tulsi: 

Tulsi is very effective in killing the mosquitoes larvae and keeping them away. Tulsi plant has healthful properties which doesn't allow mosquito's to enter your home. So plant a Tulsi in your home and keepit on your windows.

4. Lavender: 

Lavender could be a natural mosquito repellant. The divine and powerful fragrance of lavender keeps the mosquitos trapped. Burn lavender oil in your aromatic lamps or use lavender room freshener to keep mosquitos far from your home.

5.Keep shrubs like neem, Tulsi, lemon grass, marigold, mint etc within your home. These plants acts very strong natural mosquito repellents and additionally add beauty to your home.

But most importantly keep your home and surrounding clean and garbage free. Remove the stagnant water from your surroundings.

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Vacuum Your Carpet Regularly:

One of the most important things you can do to keep your carpets clean is also one of the easiest. Regularly vacuum your carpets in order to get rid of dirt and other debris that can makes its way into your carpet fibers. Ideally, you should vacuum at least a couple times a week, but if you have small children or pets in your home it is recommended that you vacuum more often.

Remove candle wax with heat:

Candle wax can be the cause of much tearing out of hair,Some customers have even hacked and snipped away at the wax and carpet with scissors in order to remove brightly colored candle wax. There really is no need. Simply take a blunt knife  and slide it under the wax and remove as much wax as will easily come away. Then put a couple of paper towels on top of the remaining wax and, using an iron, run the iron over the spot (covered by the towels). The wax should come away and transfer to the cloths.

Use a good stain remover:

There are many ways of making your own stain remover. Some possible ingredients include baking powder and white vinegar. Some professional carpet cleaning companies sell their own general purpose stain removers and these are usually safe and very effective. Whatever you do, please do not use supermarket bought stain removers. They are responsible for ruining so many carpets and sofas.

Avoid excessive water:

If you insist on hiring a rental machine, be very careful not to over-wet your carpets. Use as little water as possible and ensure your house is adequately ventilated. Saturated carpets can shrink and cause some pretty horrible odour due to the growth of mold.

Carpet protector:

Premium quality carpet protection helps protect your flooring from stains and spills and ensures common stains are easier to remove. It also helps prevent dry soil from bonding to the fibers and causing permanent damage. I would recommend carpet protector if you have carpet in a particular area that is exposed to high traffic such as hallways and stairs.

Regular Aurospaces professional cleaning:

Professional carpet cleaning extends the life of quality carpets and ultimately saves you money. It also keeps your carpets looking beautifully clean if carried out regularly. More importantly, it helps improve the health of your home and reduce allergens. Try not to leave it longer than 18 months between professional cleaning.


After cleaning carpets always leave doors and windows open ,the moisture needs to escape. Wool carpets will give off a wet doggy smell this is normal and will disappear after completely drying .