Carpet Cleaner Formulae

Carpet Cleaners.

Powder Form

Sal soda…8 ounces av. (hydrated sodium carbonate)( Na2CO3∙10H2O) or soda ash.
Borax…….4 ounces av.
Both should be in powder.

  In using, this amount of material is to be dissolved in a gallon of water, then mix this with a solution of a pound of soap (any good washing soap) in 4 gallons of water. Apply this combination, preferably warm, to the carpet with a scrubbing brush, remove the lather with a wooden  scraper, and dry the carpet with a flannel cloth.

Soap Form

Sodium carbonate, powder …….16 ounces av.
Fuller’s earth…………………………..8 ounces av.
Oil of turpentine…………………….2 fluid ounces

Soft soap enough to make a paste.  This may be dispensed in small wooden boxes or tin cans.

It is used like the cleaner in powder form, first dissolving in a sufficiency of water.

From The National Druggist, January 1921, St. Louis, Henry R. Strong, Publisher

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