10 Fantastic Eco-Friendly Products to Keep Your Carpets Clean!

Easily Treat Spots, Stains, Spills, & Messes With These Green Alternatives

Are your carpets creeping you out? Well, don't worry! You can easily and effectively combat spots, stains, odors, and more with green carpet cleaners! They don't have scary toxic and harmful chemicals like their conventional counterparts do, so you won't feel like you're treading on chemicals instead of your carpet.

In addition to some do-it-yourself techniques, which use things such as vinegar, baking soda, and castile soap, why not try these ready-made, earth-friendly, and safe...MORE products? They leave you with fresh-smelling, soft, clean carpets that will make any spot, stain, or smell seem like a distant memory. Plus, some of them do triple duty as upholstery and clothing spot-treaters and odor removers, too!

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    Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
    Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Photo © Karen Peltier

    This old-time favorite is a fantastic, all-natural green cleaner that you can use to easily clean and deodorize your carpets. Simply shake it on, let it sit for as long as you like, and thoroughly vacuum it away! Learn how to make your own naturally scented baking soda cleaner in "Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Lavender Rug & Carpet Freshener."

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    Begley's Household Stain & Odor Remover
    Begley's Household Stain & Odor Remover. Photo © Begley's Earth Responsible Products

    Leave it to Ed Begley, Jr., actor, author, and environmentalist, for putting together this non-toxic, natural cleaner containing an uplifting medley of aromatherapeutic essential oils, enzymes, and plant-based, sustainable ingredients that will clean not only carpets and upholstery but hard surfaces, too! Use it confidently to remove tough pet stains, smoke odors, and more.

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    Better Life Stain & Odor Eliminator
    Better Life Stain & Odor Eliminator. Photo © Better Life

    Combat pet "oops! moments," nasty food stains, and horrendous odors with this effective and powerful botanical deodorizer that can be used on carpet, laundry, sports gear, furniture, and more! It's also effective at removing tough stains like blood.

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    Biokleen Carpet & Rug Shampoo
    Biokleen Carpet & Rug Shampoo. Photo © Biokleen

    This plant-based cleaner with enzymes powers through dirt on your carpets, but yet is gentle on carpet pads and backings and won't leave any harsh residues behind. It can be used in any type of carpet cleaner for an eco-clean carpet! Because it's 3x concentrated, it reduces wasteful packaging and saves valuable resources like energy and fuel.

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    Citra Solv Natural Cleaner & Degreaser Concentrate

    Citra Solv Natural Lavender Bergamot Cleaner & Degreaser Concentrate
    Citra Solv Natural Lavender Bergamot Cleaner & Degreaser Concentrate. Photo © Citra Solv

    This eco-friendly concentrate with an uplifting lavender-bergamot scent is great for adding to carpet cleaning machines as a "shampoo" when you need to thoroughly clean your carpets and cut through grime, oil, dirt, and more! It's also great on upholstery and has many other uses as well. Plus, it's available in many different sizes.

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    Earth Friendly Products Concentrated Carpet Shampoo
    Earth Friendly Products Concentrated Carpet Shampoo. Photo © Earth Friendly Products

    Tred more gently on the earth, but don't worry about being too hard on your carpets because this ecologically sound cleaner with bergamot and sage scent contains powerful plant-based, replenishable ingredients that will remove the toughest dirt, grime, and odors! It's intended for use in hot or cold water extraction machines with enough product to clean up to 8 rooms in your home.

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    Martha Stewart Carpet Stain Remover
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    Why not let Martha lend you a hand with cleaning your carpets? Her all-natural, biodegradable cleaner is 99+% plant- and mineral-based with no synthetic additives of any kind. The hydrogen peroxide in the formula gently acts as a safe agent to lighten stains. Plus, it has four third-party product certifications, including the U.S. EPA's "Design for the Environment Program" and Leaping Bunny, so feel rest assured it's gone through plenty of scrutiny!

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    Matt by Eco-Me Carpet Freshener
    Matt by Eco-Me Carpet Freshener. Photo © Eco-Me

    Get some help from a new friend, Matt from Eco-Me, with freshening your carpets in an environmentally friendly way! Simply sprinkle this completely all-natural cleaner that is Leaping Bunny certified onto your carpet and later vacuum it up. It's great for pet beds, too! The cornstarch in the formula absorbs any lingering dampness; the essential oils combat bacteria and the baking soda absorbs odors.

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    Naturally It's Clean Carpet Spot-Treat
    Naturally It's Clean Carpet Spot-Treat. Photo © ChemFree Solutions, Inc.

    Obtain super clean carpets, naturally, with this lemon-scented, plant- and enzyme-based cleaning formula that helps break down any oils, dirt, food substances, or odors that may be lurking in your carpet. It's also great for cleaning up pet messes and even getting rid of things like rust stains! And since it eliminates stains and doesn't "cover" them up, it leaves your rugs and carpets fresh smelling.

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    Simple Green Naturals Carpet Care
    Simple Green Naturals Carpet Care. Photo © Simple Green

    Cleaning your rugs is a simple and green affair when you spray them with this earth-friendly cleaner. It works on colorfast upholstery and fabrics, too! It's 100% naturally sourced, biodegradable formula, which is Green Seal certified, contains plant-based ingredients, minerals, and a non-chlorine oxidizing agent that breaks down and oxidizes proteins such as food spills, vomit, and pet mishaps.