Use a paper towel to remove any solid matter spilled or deposited on the rug, and dispose of it.
With a towel or paper towels, blot up as much of the spill or stain as possible. Blot until the stain no longer transfers to the towel or paper towel.
Rinse the area with warm water, and absorb the water with a towel or paper towel.
Mix 2 to 3 drops of clear liquid dish soap with a cup of warm water.
Soak a paper towel or a portion of a towel in the solution, and apply to the stained area.
Blot the area again, and continue until there is no transfer to the towel or paper towel.
Using warm water, rinse the area again, and blot until dry.
Unless the tag states "dry-clean only," wash the rug in a washing machine using cold water and laundry detergent.
After the washing cycle is complete, air dry the rug. Never use heat.