DIY Wood Safe Floor Cleaner

by Mom4Real
I have made a ton of homemade cleaning solutions, but was a little nervous about making a mopping solution for my wood floors. I wanted to make sure that I could make something that wouldn't damage them, but will still get them clean. After much research, I came up with the perfect DIY Wood Safe Floor Cleaner!
You will need a gallon container (like an old milk jug), white vinegar, castile soap and lemon or citrus essential oils.
Fill your container with water up to the point where the jug starts to curve in. Next add your vinegar and castile soap.
Now add your lemon or citrus essential oils. These help to lift anything that is sticky or stuck to your floors without scrubbing or damaging them.
Now add 1 cup to 1 gallon of hot water in a bucket or my sink and get to mopping ;)
I love the smell this leaves in our home, and the fact that there is no residue left on my floors! To get the exact measurements and see so many more homemade cleaning solutions, click the link below!
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  • Michal Michal on Jul 28, 2020

    Can you make this and store it to use as needed?

  • Joanne Joanne on Dec 01, 2020

    How much Castile soap and vinegar do you use? How many drops of essential oil do you use?

  • Bruce Wayne Bruce Wayne on Jan 08, 2021

    I thought adding castle soap with vinegar makes it slimier is that true

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  • Judy Sideb Judy Sideb on May 23, 2020

    I used a vinegar solution on a laminate floor and was very happy with the results. But the directions said to use a spray bottle and only wet a 3'x3' area, mop and then use a dry towel to dry the area. It isn't the liquid, vinegar or water, that hurts the floor. It is leaving it wet for any amount of time that causes damage. This is true of any wood surface.

  • Lee Lee on Oct 19, 2020

    FYI Bronner castile soap company says to never mix vinegar with soap: “vinegar is an acid and the Castile soap is a base. They will directly react with each other and cancel each other out. So, instead of getting the best of both (the scum cutting ability of the vinegar and the dirt transporting ability of the soap), you’ll be getting the worst of something entirely new. The vinegar “unsaponifies” the soap, by which I mean that the vinegar takes the soap and reduces it back out to its original oils. So you end up with an oily, curdled, whitish mess”