5 Natural Products That Really Deep Clean Stubborn Pet Stains
And they’re all $15 or less.
Adopting a pet is the thrill of a lifetime. Meeting the little kitten or puppy of your dreams feels like a moment that was meant to be. Once you lock eyes, you can’t wait to get the little guy or gal home. Until, of course, you get them there and they pee on everything.
That’s the thing about pets—for every bit of love and joy they bring into your life, they seem to bring an equal amount of mess. From their tiny bladders and their dirt-covered paws to drool and even fur, they pretty much leave a little piece of themselves everywhere.
And that’s where a really good cleaning solution comes in. But, because you don’t want your house also to become home to a whole bunch of chemicals, it’s time to opt for natural cleaning products. Here are five natural products that will lift stains, smells, fur, and more off your furniture and carpets so you can simply enjoy your pet without all the mess— and they all cost $15 or less.
Yes, getting rid of pet stains and odors really can be done naturally with a product like Unique. The concentrated product is safe to use on several surfaces, including carpets, furniture, upholstery, hardwood floors, clothing, and pet kennels. According to the manufacturer, the cleaner can lift everything, from dirt and urine to even more unpleasant things like vomit and feces, from just about anything. In fact, it’s guaranteed to remove pet-related stains and odors or customers are entitled to get their money back.
To buy: From $9; amazon.com.
Who knows how to clean pet stains best? That’s easy: pet owners. A group of pet-owning scientists came together to create the natural product known as Earth Rated Pet and Odor Remover. According to the company, the product is made with bio-enzymes that work to lift away stains and smells, leaving behind a delicious lavender scent instead. The spray nozzle allows users to target their cleaning to exactly where they need it. And, as a safe and nontoxic product for people and pets, it’s one you can feel good about using throughout your home. (It’s also available in unscented.)
To buy: $14; amazon.com.
If you’ve got a large pet, you know you’re going to need a lot of cleaning products over the years. However, as an 80-pound mutt owner, I swear this giant jug of Simple Green Bio Dog Pet Stain and Odor Remover will last you much, much longer than you expect. The enzyme-based formula uses its proprietary “Fresh Bond Technology” to surround a stain, then loosen and lift it. Indeed, it’s one product that will work on all fabrics, including carpets, upholstery, bedding, and furniture fabric, truly eliminating a smell rather than merely masking it. To use, just saturate the stain with a bit of Simple Green, allow to dry, and wipe away. Then, get back to snuggling your furry friend.
To buy: $20; walmart.com.
If going completely organic is the only way for you, look no further than Go by Greenshield Organic. The product, made with all organic ingredients, is a powerhouse when it comes to lifting stains and odors from surfaces around your home. The spray bottle can be used on everything from carpets and furniture to wood floors. Simply spray, allow the product to set for a few minutes, then blot clean with a towel. The product is even safe to use as a pretreatment for laundry.
To buy: $9; walmart.com.
Don’t let this product’s funny name fool you because it is ridiculously serious when it comes to stains. Wiz B Gone Pet Stain and Odor Remover is made from both non-toxic and biodegradable materials and works wonders on all surfaces, including floors, furniture, and upholstery. The formula lifts away stains, odors, and any pheromones left behind so dogs and cats aren’t tempted to hit the same spot twice. And, with its targeted nozzle, you can hit the exact area you want to clean, leaving the rest as is.
To buy: $8 (originally $10); walmart.com.