Best Homemade Floor Cleaner Recipes
Not only are commercial floor cleaners extremely expensive, but they are sometimes hazardous to your families health. The commercial world considers most cleansing solutions and floor cleaners to be a convenience product.
Convenience product comes as a hefty expense since most of these cleaners are already in your kitchen pantry.
To practice being frugal with your money it would be impractical to spend many dollars on cleaning solutions if you already store them in your pantry. Or at least that is my thinking.
Oh yes sure, I will have to spend five minutes mixing up the solution, find a storage medium like a spray bottle, or empty gallon or quart jug, before I can use it. That is not saving any time, right? Wrong!
You are saving time, money and your health. Can you put a price on that, your health? What happens if you have young children who have allergies? Or even you may be the victim of suffering needlessly because of the harsh chemicals most commercial cleaners have.
Homemade Floor Cleaner Recipe
Here are some recipes that some of our readers have submitted.
- Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (mix 1 1/2 to 2 tsp per gallon of water). This can be used on tile, linoleum or wood flooring.
- Vinegar and Water – You can mix a little vinegar with water and put into a spray bottle for cleaning wood and laminate wood flooring for a sparkling, shiny look. It also kills germs and cleans the air that you breath. This works great using the Swiffer pad mop. Just spray your floor with the vinegar/water spray bottle and mop. (Beth E.)
- Laminate wood cleaner – Mix together eight ounces of rubbing alcohol with 32 ounces of hot water. This is another great cleaner for laminate wood flooring. (Cathy, Indiana)
To make laminate floor cleaner
- mix 1/3 white vinegar
- 1/3 rubbing alcohol
- 1/3 water
- and 3 drops dishwashing liquid for a quart total. For best results, wipe off quickly.
Try these All-Purpose Floor Cleaners
A great wall, floor and counter cleaner- a non-rinse economical cleaner (Shelly)
- 1/4 cup dish soap
- 2 cups vinegar
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1 to 2 cups water
Another Homemade Recipe (Shana H., Minnesota)
- 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
- 2 Tbls of ammonia
- 1/2 tsp dish soap
- Water to fill 1 quart bottle (liter)
So basically you already have all these (or most of them) cleaners under your sink.
It is not rocket science. If you want a disinfectant cleaner, add hydrogen peroxide to the solution; this also works great for your laundry. If you want it to smell clean, add lemon juice, which is also a germ killer disinfectant. These two cleaners are at least 50% safer and 95% more economical to use as a disinfectant/cleaning solution.
If you have a better Home-made cleaning solution for your floor, your counter-tops, your walls , laundry, anything that can benefit everyone here PLEASE submit your recipe, comment because united we stand, divided we fall.