• 1 cup soda water
  • 1/2 cup table salt


Blot to remove any excess liquid from the stain. Saturate the area with soda water and blot again to remove the excess. Next, sprinkle on salt to cover the spot (add more if needed). Let sit 12 hours or until dry. Vaccum to remove the salt.

Why it works

The soda water’s carbonation lifts the stain, and the salt absorbs it. Note: Be careful not to over-saturate the carpet with too much soda water – too much liquid could damage the padding underneath. Always check your carpet’s colour fastness by testing on an inconspicuous area first.

Recipe by Matt Moberg, associate director of The Cleaning Management Institute