Healthy alternatives

All-purpose cleaners are effective for stain removal on carpets.

With fragrances (essential oils)

Biokleen – Carpet and Rug Shampoo

Nature Clean – Carpet Cleaner

DIY

To remove stains from your carpet naturally, mix an equal amount of hot water and white vinegar in a spray bottle and add a tablespoon of liquid Castile soap. Wipe this mixture over the stain with a cloth.

To remove an odour trapped in your carpet, dust the area with baking soda. Leave overnight or for several hours, then vacuum the carpet.


Ingredients to avoid

  • 1,4-dioxane: possible carcinogen
  • Ammonia: irritant and corrosive to the skin, eyes and respiratory and digestive tract
  • Isopropyl alcohol: irritant to eyes, skin sensitizer
  • Butyl cellosolve: neurotoxic
  • Ethanol: possible carcinogen (confirmed in animals), irritant to skin, eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory tract, neurotoxic
  • Methyl ether: neurotoxic, eye and respiratory irritant, reproductive effects
  • Naphtalene: possible carcinogen (confirmed in animals), irritant to skin and eyes
  • Synthetic fragrances: allergens
  • Perchloroethylene: possible carcinogen (confirmed in animals), irritant to skin (strong), eyes and upper respiratory tract, neurotoxic
  • Petroleum solvent: possible carcinogen depending on the degree of purification (possible contamination by butadiene), allergen