DIY Natural Floor Cleaner

This won’t sparkle, and sometimes it leaves the odd streak, but it is great for all types of hard floor. The secret is to use a barely damp mop, not a soaking one. An old-fashioned rag mop which you can still buy at hardware stores works very well.

It’s also a good idea to carry around a shaker full of Wendyl’s Premium Baking Soda to sprinkle on any hard-to-shift spots as you go. The baking soda will add a little grit which will help to shift the grime. Once it’s gone re-soak your mop, squeeze and go over the spot again.

DIY Natural Floor Cleaner

To 4 litres of hot water add a squirt of liquid soap (Green Goddess Unscented Castile Soap works well) and a teacup of Wendyl’s Premium Double Strength White Vinegar (regular white vinegar won’t have the cutting power).

Add a good 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil, or any other kitchen oils which take your fancy, to give the room a nice smell and cut the slight vinegar odour you will get initially.

 

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  1. Great recipe for floors. We’ve just moved to a house with a large foyer/kitchen of off white ceramic tile – which show EVERYTHING!!! GAH! To take care of any streaking, I just follow the mop with an old towel that I ‘walk/shuffle’ along over the wet floor as I go. Works like a charm.

  2. a few questions
    how much would you say a teacup is? about a 1/4 of a cup
    also where are you finding the Dr Bronner’s Castile and sunlight soap in a solid form.
    Thanks

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      HI Nik, A teacup is about 2/3 of a cup. You can find Dr Bronner’s cake soap on our website here and Sunlight bar soap in the laundry aisle of your supermarket.

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  3. Hi. I am wanting to clean Kwila wooden furniture and deck. Wooden furniture is sealed and retains colour, deck is likely unsealed and is faded to gray. Would your natural floor cleaner be Ok for outdoor wooden furniture and deck?

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