The Best DIY Floor Wash
When it comes to homstraianing products, I love to do it myself with products I have kicking around my house.
My main goal is to use less packaging and save money. I work hard for my pennies, I like to keep them.
So I'm going to share my two favorite floor wash recipes.
I'm obsessed with shiny floors. And as much as I love the smell of Orange Pine-Sol, I don't love the cost (I know, I can buy it at the Dollar Store, but you'd be surprised at how much money you're NOT saving when you buy there ) and I don't love that one more package that I have to take to the recycling.
So here is my recipe for a floor wash that I use on my linoleum.
Yup. That's it.
I don't have a lot of linoleum, so I use maybe 5L of hot tap water, straight into my mop bucket. Then I add a tablespoon of dish soap. Right now I'm using Palmolive's Almond scented soap. It smells divine.
Then I add about a half a cup of vinegar. And that's it.
If you're not so hot on the smell of vinegar, skip it, and add a couple tablespoons of Borax. It doesn't have such a strong smell to it. Then rather than having an ammonia based cleaner you will have a peroxide base. This alternative is great if you live in an area with a heavy ant population. I use this in my Vileda or Swiffer Wet Jet for daily cleaning.
If you have hardwood floors, like I used to:
Murphy's Oil Soap
I love the smell of Murphy's. So for this recipe, again if I was using a 5L pail, I would fill it with hot tap water, add a tablespoon of the Murphy's Oil, and a couple tablespoons of the Borax.
My floors were so shiny even my landlord was impressed.
© 2017 Amber Joy