How To Remove Honey From Carpet With Easy-To-Find Cleaners

I was sitting on my couch watching TV when I heard a thud. When I looked over, there was honey all over my carpet! It’s so sticky, and it’s not coming off with just one paper towel. 

It doesn’t matter how great of a cleaner you are, there is no way to get this sticky goo out without having to call in an expert or replace the carpeting altogether. However, don’t worry because I’m going to show you how to remove honey from carpet with some easy-to-find household items and save yourself some money in the process!


How To Remove Honey From Carpet

Below are some of the most effective methods I’m using.

Dish Detergent

Dish detergent can help you clean off honey from carpet

Dish detergent is available in any household, and you can try it first. Here is the step-by-step guide:

Step 1: You need to scoop out as much honey from the surface of your carpet. This will make cleaning it up that much easier. The more honey you can get off here, the easier it will be for you later on to clean. 

Step 2: Add 15 milliliters (0.51 fl oz) of dish soap to around eight fluid ounces of warm water. After that, use liquid instead of powdered dish detergent for best results. To make the cleaner even more powerful, you can add 120 ml or four 1-fluid ounce glasses worth of baking soda mixed in too!

Step 3: Dab the stain with a sponge or cloth. Try as much as possible not to rub it in one direction. This will avoid getting more honey on your carpet and make things go smoother for you!

Step 4: After the stains are already covered in soapy water, take a clean rag and start soaking it up. To make things easier, you can keep a bucket around to wring the rag easily. 

Step 5: To get rid of the cleaning solution, use a wet rag and clean water this time around. You don’t want to remove all of your hard work with it by attracting even more dirt! Make sure you only use soaks from clothes for carpet cleaners. 

Step 6: To avoid mold and mildew, make sure you don’t leave any liquid on the carpet. If there’s a little drop of soap or shampoo left behind after cleaning with bleach-soaked rags, use paper towels to soak up as much moisture as possible. Then wipe off excess water droplets from your floorboards using another clean sheet.

White Vinegar

Vinegar is another useful household ingredient to use (source)

If you have a tough stain on your carpet, don’t despair! There is an easy solution for you – vinegar:

Step 1: Combine one part vinegar with one part water in a squirt bottle and apply to the area right away before it has dried completely (15-30 minutes). 

Step 2: First, remove as much excess liquid from under the stained spot using paper towels or similar material as possible. Next, spray this mixture onto the affected surface while ensuring that all parts get evenly coated – do not soak!). 

Step 3: Let it sit for around 15 to 30 minutes, then lightly scrub using a damp cloth or a sponge dipped into cold water. 

Step 4: Wipe up all the vinegar and excess water left on the carpet, and you are done.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide a strong bleach (source)

Before using this chemical, remember that it is a strong bleach and might affect the color of your carpet. However, this cleaner is super useful for cleaning honey off the carpet, from what I know. So, the choice is yours. 

Step 1: Dab the stain with a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Leave it to dry for several minutes.

Step 2: Begin to moisten and wipe up the solution using a soft cloth soaked in cold water, ensuring you absorb all of the hydrogen peroxidases from your carpet.


Like Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonia is a strong bleach, so you need to be careful when using it. It is advisable to use a mask when cleaning your carpet with this chemical. 

Step 1: Fill a bucket with warm water and add around 15 milliliters of ammonia. Stir until all the solution is dissolved

Step 2: Dab stain using a clean sponge; avoid rubbing it into carpet fibers. 

Step 3: Get another sponge and soak it in just water to clean any leftover ammonia on the carpet. 

Step 4: Now that your carpet has been cleaned, it’s time to dry. To avoid leaving either of these on the floor, you can use a clean rag and soak up any leftover water with ammonia before wiping off excess moisture from outside edges.

Tips To Maintain Your Carpet After Removing The Stains

After you are done getting rid of honey from the carpet, you should do a further step of maintaining it afterward. Here are some tips for you:

Tip #1: Use a fan to dry the carpet faster if you find it too hard to dry off water and cleaners only with a cloth. 

Tip #2: Rinsing carpet thoroughly to remove any excess water is important because it will not only leave your carpets looking drab but also lead dirt collecting on top of their original color stain

Tip #3: Vacuum cleaners are a great way to get rid of the stains from your carpet after treating it. Vacuuming over any areas that have been treated and rinsing with water can help smooth things out, but be sure you dry off all liquid first. 

Tip #4: Do not keep the carpet in areas with high levels of humidity after cleaning. 


Sometimes we can’t help but spill a little honey. If you find that your carpets have been stained, don’t panic yet. Instead, apply one of my methods and tips above to get the best results. 

So, how to remove honey from carpet? With all of my sharings in this blog, I think you will pick the best cleaning method for you. As I have tried these things already, I know it will more likely work for you!

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