DIY Hardwood Floor Cleaner

DIY Hardwood Floor Cleaner

Creating your own DIY floor cleaner is both cheaper and safer. This 3-ingredient recipe is both simple and non-toxic, making it the perfect recipe to add to your repertoire.


  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 gallon warm water
  • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bucket.
  2. Soak a soft cloth or mop cloth in the mixture and ring out excess.
  3. Clean floor with cleaning mixture and immediately wipe dry with a dry cloth or mop cloth.

To add shine: If you want to add some shine to your floors as well, you can add a small amount of whatever vegetable oil you have on hand.

That's it, it's that simple. Even though I've been doing it for years, I'm still amazed every time I try a new, all-natural DIY recipe. They're always so easy to make and work well. 

Getting back to the basics never fails, and the basic recipes always better for both the environment and your family.

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