This video shows you how to make a cleaning solution for natural upholstery cleaning. It uses 3 simple ingredients to make an effective natural cleaner with some draw backs. I clean upholstery on a daily basis here in Tampa FL and I have run into a lot of DIY upholstery cleaners that have caused damage to countless sofas and chairs. So before using anything to clean your upholstery make sure to test it in an inconspicuous area, allowing it to dry completely before cleaning.
So how does lemon juice, baking soda, and water create a cleaning agent? It's pretty simple really, its all about pH and carbon dioxide. Lemon juice has a an acidic pH and baking soda has an alkaline pH. When they are mixed together the lemon juice reacts with the baking soda releasing carbon dioxide which is great for cleaning upholstery and other soft surfaces.
There is one large drawback with this natural upholstery cleaner. If you've ever spilled lemon juice on a counter top and let it dry it turns to a sticky mess. lemon juice is loaded with sugars, which are naturally sticky. If this natural cleaner is not rinsed after it has been applied it will likely start to attract soil in the area that was cleaned.
What i would recommend instead is mixing a teaspoon of lemon juice to carbonated water and use that for your natural upholstery cleaning. It will be more effective and will not attract soil afterward.