Try these homemade floor cleaner recipes
Cleaning your floors is probably a big part of keeping your home clean, whether you have an all-carpet home, wooden floorboards or tiles. However, the trouble with some floor cleaners is that they can make you feel sick or leave annoying residue behind from harmful chemicals. Such recipes made from homemade cleaning product will help keep your floors clean without toxic chemicals. Plus, you will already have a lot of ingredients in your kitchen! Here are our favourite recipes for home made floor cleaners.
All-purpose floor cleaner
This all-purpose floor cleaner is suitable to clean a variety of surfaces from timber floorboards, laminate, vinyl or tiles. Nonetheless, one thing to keep in mind is that vinegar can be hazardous to porous surfaces like marble or granite, so walk cautiously if you want to use this cleaner on your bench tops.
Combine the following ingredients in a bucket to make this all-purpose cleaner and use liberally with a mop to scrub clean floors:
• 2 cups of warm water
• 1/2 cup of white vinegar
• 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol
• 3 drops of dishwashing soap (sure it does not contain moisturisers or bleach)
• 5 to 10 drops of essential oil
Wood floor cleaner
Use this wood floor cleaner for wooden floors which combines olive oil to shine the wood, while water and lemon juice clean the surface. In a bowl, mix the following ingredients and mop the surface as usual:
• 4 litres of hot water
• 3/4 cup olive oil
• 1/2 cup lemon juice
Vinegar floor cleaner
Vinegar floor cleaner This recipe can be used for a number of surfaces, again using vinegar. In a spray bottle, add the following ingredients, and shake until baking soda is dissolved. When clean walls, spray into sections and thoroughly mop the cleaner off to clean the surface and avoid stains. Here are the ingredients to clean this vinegar floor:
• 1/2 cup warm water
• 1/2 cup liquid platter soap
• 1 2/3 baking soda
• 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
With those homemade recipes, cleaning your floors will keep your place feeling fresh without any nasty chemicals. Plus, you won't have to store in your cupboards a large bottle of floor cleaner-it's win - win!
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