Laundry soap mixed with water. Works better than most carpet cleaner. For tough stains Spray & Wash is my go to.
I always use Awesome Orange powder that you can buy at Dollar Tree and mix one scoop with a gallon of warm water. Works better and is MUCH cheaper than commercial rug shampoo.
Hi Linda: Here are some sites that may help:
And, if you have a machine, here's a site for that:
I have always used 1 cup of vinegar to the cleaning machine and then top it off with water.
The trouble with making my own, was build-up. I use cleaner made for my steamer now.
You can find a lot of cleaning tips on this website.
The blog section is very useful for cleaning tips and ideas.