Natural Car Cleaning for Pet Owners: Tips and Products

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If you’re a pet owner, you know that your furry friends can leave their mark on your car. From muddy paws to shedding fur, it can be a challenge to keep your car clean and fresh when you have pets. 

But don’t worry, there are plenty of natural cleaning options that can help you keep your car looking and smelling its best, even with pets on board. 

Here are some tips and products to try:

Use a Pet Hair Remover 

Pet hair can be a major pain to remove from your car’s upholstery, but some tools can make the job a lot easier. 

One of the best options is a pet hair remover, which is a rubber-like tool that you can use to easily lift and remove pet hair from your car’s seats and carpets. Run the tool over the affected area, and the hair will stick to the tool, making it easy to remove.

Use Baking Soda to Deodorize

If your car has a pet smell that you just can’t get rid of, try using baking soda to deodorize it. 

Just sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over your car’s seats and carpets, and let it sit for a few hours (or even overnight, if possible). 

The baking soda will absorb any odors, leaving your car smelling fresh and clean.

Try a Natural Air Freshener

To keep your car smelling fresh and clean, try using a natural air freshener. There are many options available, such as essential oils or herbal sachets, that can help to eliminate odors and add a pleasant scent to your car. 

Simply place the air freshener of your choice in your car, and let it work its magic.

Use a Natural Stain Remover

If your pets have left any stains on your car’s upholstery or carpets, it’s important to tackle them as soon as possible. One of the best natural options for removing stains is a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar. 

Simply mix the two ingredients together, and use a cloth to apply the solution to the stain. The vinegar will help to break down the stain, making it easier to remove. 

For tougher stains, you can also try using a mixture of equal parts baking soda and water to form a paste. Apply the paste to the stain, and let it sit for a few hours before wiping it away.

Vacuum Regularly

This isn’t the most natural item on this list, but it is a must in my opinion. To keep your car’s interior looking clean and fresh, it’s important to vacuum regularly. 

A good quality handheld vacuum is a must-have for pet owners, as it can easily pick up pet hair and other debris from your car’s seats and carpets. 

Be sure to pay extra attention to areas where your pets like to sit or sleep, as these areas can accumulate a lot of hair and dirt.

Important Reminders:

It’s important to keep in mind that some natural cleaning products, such as essential oils, may be harmful to pets if ingested. It’s always a good idea to keep your pets away from areas that have recently been cleaned and to follow the instructions on any cleaning products you use. 

If you’re unsure about whether a particular product is safe to use around pets, it’s best to consult with a veterinarian or do some research online before using it.


In conclusion, natural car cleaning is a great option for pet owners looking to keep their vehicles clean and fresh while also being mindful of the environment and the health of their furry friends. 

By using natural products and techniques, you can effectively remove pet hair, dirt, stains, and odors from your car without resorting to harsh chemicals.

Whether you choose to use homemade cleaning solutions, essential oils, or commercial natural products, there are plenty of options available to help you keep your car clean and comfortable for both you and your pets. 

So next time your car needs a little extra TLC, give these natural cleaning tips and products a try and see just how effective they can be.

Looking for more natural car cleaning tips? See Eco-Friendly Car Washing: How to Use Natural Products to Clean Your Car’s Exterior for more tips.  

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

-Baking Soda Guy

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