Ever read the ingredients in regular floor cleaners, swiffers, etc.? Not what I want my one year old crawling around in! The great news is that natural homemade floor cleaning solutions are incredibly easy to make and save a lot of money!
Natural Cleaning For Wood Floors
Combine 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (finally a good use for it!) Mix well and rub lightly into floors to bring back shine and clean spots. Add a few drops of essential oil of choice for nice scent. (make sure to wipe off completely to avoid slippery floors!)
Natural All Purpose Cleaner for All Floors
Mix equal parts of vinegar and water and dampen mop. For really tough stains, pre-treat with 2 T washing soda dissolved in 16 ounces of water. Mop well and damp mop with pure water to rinse.
Natural Carpet Stain Removal
Mix equal parts of vinegar and water. Spray on stains, let sit for 5 minutes and scrub with soft brush. Add 1-2 drops of dishwashing liquid for tough stains.
For tough grease stains, pour cornstarch liberally on the stain and let sit until dry. Vacuum up and then use method above.
For heavy duty stains that won’t come out, mix 1/4 cup each of salt, borax and vinegar and rub into the stain. Let sit until dry and vacuum up. Use methods above if any part of the stain remains.