Two Natural, Homemade Cleaners That Remove Pet Odors From Your Home

Posted on: 20 August 2015

Are you having trouble getting pet urine smells out of your furniture or specific spots on your carpet or rugs? If so, you aren't alone. Pet owners regularly struggle with removing pet odors from their homes. However, there are some simple solutions that pet owners often overlook or don't know about. Learn how to make and use natural homemade cleaners that remove odors caused by pet urine.     

Vinegar and Baking Soda Spray Cleaner

A vinegar and baking soda spray is great to use on stained areas of your carpet or furniture. White vinegar has the ability to get rid of older stains and baking soda is a natural deodorizer, so you can use this mixture to get rid of old or new urine stains.

What you need:

  • Large glass measuring cup
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 2 cups of white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Mixing spoon
  • Empty spray bottle
  • A clean rag or paper towels


  1. Combine two cups of warm water and two cups of white vinegar in your measuring cup.
  2. Add four tablespoons of baking soda, slowly so that it doesn't fizz.
  3. Let the mixture settle for a few minutes. Then stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  4. Slowly, pour the mixture into an empty spray bottle.

How to use vinegar and baking soda spray:

  1. Use a rag or paper towel to blot the area that you're cleaning. You want to remove as much of the urine as possible.
  2. Spray your vinegar and baking soda mixture on the area, thoroughly, and let it sit for five minutes.
  3. Use a clean rag or paper towels to gently rub and blot the area removing the rest of the urine.

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Mixture

Hydrogen peroxide breaks down pet urine so that it's easily removed from carpet or fabric. When you combine hydrogen peroxide with baking soda, you have a cleaner that removes both stains and odors easily.

You will need:

  • 1/2-cup of three percent hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 teaspoon of dish soap
  • A medium-sized bowl
  • Paper towels
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • Scrub brush


  1. Combine 1/2-cup of three percent hydrogen peroxide with one teaspoon of dish soap in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Fill a one-cup-sized measuring cup with baking soda.
  3. Take your bowl, measuring cup of baking soda, and paper towels to the area that you're cleaning.

How to use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to clean pet urine stains:

  1. Use paper towels to blot up as much of the urine as possible.
  2. When you can't pull any more urine from the carpet, cover the stained area with baking soda.
  3. Slowly, pour the hydrogen peroxide and dish soap mixture over the stain and the baking soda.
  4. Use a scrub brush to scrub the mixture into the carpet. Then, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Vacuum the cleaned area thoroughly.

Removing pet urine odors from your carpet, rug, or other fabrics in your home isn't difficult. And, the best part is all you need are a few common household items to get the job done. For further assistance, contact a local pet odor removal company, such as Chem Dry Springfield.


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