Homemade Steam Cleaner Solution : mix 1 gallon of warm water with 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar and 1/4 cup of bleach-free liquid dish soap. Optionally you can add a few drops of essential oils. Pour mixture into the cleaning solution reservoir of your carpet cleaning machine.
~DIY carpet cleaner for machines~ I just made a gallon of this carpet cleaner. Add 1/4 cup vinegar, 4 tbsp dish soap, 4 tbsp softener and 1/4 cup peroxide in a measuring cup. Stir it. Then add it to an almost full gallon of warm water. Then slowly add warm water to top it off. Gently shake the jug to mix, avoid suds and bubbles. Add to the cleaning compartment like you would normal cleaning solution. I made it for pennies. It worked great on my carpets and smells good too.
Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution for Machines 2 Tablespoons Liquid Tide Laundry Detergent 1/4 cup Awesome cleaner (dollar store brand) 1 scoop Oxyclean (I used generic dollar store brand) 1 teaspoon Downy Fabric Softener (optional) Hot Water, one gallon