The 11 Best Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaners of 2021

Clean your carpet without any harsh chemicals

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Are your stained carpets creeping you out? Well, instead of worrying about it, do something about it. You can easily and effectively combat spots, stains, odors, and more with green carpet cleaners. These cleaners do not have toxic and harmful chemicals like their conventional counterparts do, so you will not feel like you are treading on chemicals instead of your carpet.

In addition to some do-it-yourself solutions you can make at home, which use ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda, and castile soap, there are some ready-made, earth-friendly, and safe products you can get from the store. 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 these do triple duty as upholstery and clothing spot-treaters as well as odor removers, too.

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The Spruce Stain and Odor Remover in Fresh

Stain and Odor Remover

Pet stains are no joke and they’re certainly not the first impression you’d want guests to have of your home. That’s why The Spruce team set out to make our very own solution: The Spruce Stain & Odor Remover. Our plant-based, enzyme-activated formula eliminates the odor-causing proteins found in urine, feces, and vomit in order to get your carpet looking and smelling fresh once again. It also discourages your cat from soiling the same spot which is a major win in our book!

The Spruce Stain & Odor Remover is available in our Fresh scent—a mix of neroli, apple, and orchid. We suggest doing a spot test before spraying your whole house, but once that’s done, all you have to do is spray affected areas liberally, let the formula soak in for up to 15 minutes (depending on how set in the stain is), and then scrub with a clean cloth.

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Puracy Professional Carpet Cleaner Machine Detergent 25 Ounce

Puracy carpet shampoo

Your carpets will be spotless when you add a little Puracy to the shampooer. The company's natural carpet detergent is a four-time concentrate that can be used in machines or for hand cleaning spots.

Like others on our list, it is all plant- and mineral-based, so you do not have to worry about harsh chemicals around your family. The fresh scent and like-new carpet will make you think professional cleaners did the job for you.

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Begley's Natural Household Stain and Odor Remover

Leave it to Ed Begley, Jr., actor, author, and environmentalist, to put together this non-toxic, natural cleaner. It contains an uplifting medley of aromatherapeutic essential oils, enzymes, and plant-based, sustainable ingredients. It cleans carpets and upholstery as well as hard surfaces, too. Use it confidently to remove tough pet stains, smoke odors, and more.

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Eco-me Carpet & Rug Freshener

Eco Me Carpet freshner

Get some help from Eco-Me to freshen up your carpets in an environmentally friendly way! Simply sprinkle this completely all-natural cleaner that is plant-based onto your carpet and vacuum it up in a few minutes. It is great for pet beds, too.

It is so effective because the cornstarch in the formula absorbs any lingering dampness. The essential oils combat bacteria and the baking soda absorbs odors, leaving your carpet smelling great and extra clean.

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Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, 5 Lbs

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

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.

The great thing about baking soda is that it is cheap and you can get it at most stores. If you want to add some soothing scents, simply mix in your favorite essential oils before sprinkling it on the carpet. Lavender is a favorite and will fill your home with a lovely aroma.

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Better Life Natural Stain & Odor Eliminator, 16 oz

Combat pet accidents, nasty food stains, and horrendous odors with this effective and powerful botanical deodorizer. It can be used on carpet, laundry, sports gear, furniture, and more. It is also effective at removing tough stains like blood.

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Biokleen Carpet & Rug Shampoo Concentrate-64 oz

Biokleen is a plant-based cleaner that includes enzymes. It powers through the dirt on your carpets, but is gentle on carpet pads and backings and will not leave any harsh residues behind. It can be used in any type of carpet cleaner for an eco-clean carpet. Because it is three-times concentrated, it reduces wasteful packaging and saves valuable resources like energy and fuel.

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Citra Solv Natural Cleaner & Degreaser 16 oz

Citra Solv is an eco-friendly concentrate with an uplifting Valencia orange scent. It is great to add to carpet cleaning machines as a shampoo when you need to thoroughly clean your carpets. It will cut through grime, oil, dirt, and more. It is also great on upholstery and has many other uses as well. Plus, it is available in a few different sizes.

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ECOSBreeze Odor Eliminator Trigger Spray 20 oz

Ecos Fabric and Carpet Odor Eliminator

Tread more gently on the earth while enjoying fresh smelling carpets with this ecologically sound odor eliminator from Ecos. The plant-based formula is available in lemongrass and lavender-vanilla scents and is effective at eliminating—not just masking—all sorts of foul smells.

If you have tough stains in the carpet, the company also sells an effective stain and odor remover. It also works on upholstery, carpets, and other fabrics.

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Naturally It's Clean Carpet Stains & Odors Cleaner

Naturally It's Clean Carpet Treatment

Obtain super clean carpets the natural way with this lemon-scented, plant- and enzyme-based cleaning formula. Naturally, It's Clean Carpet Spot-Treat helps break down any oils, dirt, food substances, or odors that may be lurking in your carpet. It is also great for cleaning up pet messes and even getting rid of things like rust stains.

Since it eliminates stains and does not cover them up, it leaves your rugs and carpets fresh smelling, too.

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Simple Green Naturals Care Carpet Cleaner

Simple Green Naturals Carpet Care

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 is a 100 percent naturally sourced, biodegradable formula, containing plant-based ingredients and minerals. It also has a non-chlorine oxidizing agent that breaks down and oxidizes proteins such as food spills, vomit, and pet mishaps.

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