Clean Your Car Inside & Out With Homemade Cleaners: Part II

Car Interior

Car Interior (Photo credit: themarina)

Continuing with our car care series we have some recipes to share for getting the interior of your car clean safely and affordably!

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Recipe


  • White vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Small container
  • Toothbrush/small scrub brush


Mix white vinegar and baking soda together in the small container to form a paste. Test a small hidden spot to check for color fastness. Work the paste into carpet and upholstery stains with a toothbrush or similar soft bristle brush. Allow the paste to dry. Then vacuum up the residue. Tough stains may require multiple applications.

All Purpose Interior Cleaning Spray Recipe


  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • A spray bottle
  • A cleaning rag


Mix together equal parts white vinegar and water. Then, spray it on any vinyl, plastic, wood, or leather surfaces in your car that need cleaning. Allow it to soak in. Then, wipe dry with a clean rag. If you are using this to clean leather interiors, test it out on a non-visible patch before applying to the entire surface.

Interior Protectant Recipe


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • A spray bottle or bowl
  • 2 lint-free cleaning rags


Mix the olive oil and lemon juice in a spray bottle or bowl. Then, wipe a small amount of the protectant into the dashboard and any other plastic or vinyl surfaces using a clean lint-free rag. Finish by wiping off the excess protectant off with another cleaning rag. Avoid getting the protectant on glass.


Do you have any recipes for cleaning car interiors to share? We’d love to hear from you.

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