Natural Cleaning for Floors

I often think that generations ago we only cleaned with household ingredients like vinegar and baking soda, but much like other areas of our life, we began to look for convenient and snazzy things to make our life seem easier. What we did not know then but NOW do is that some many of those things can be harmful to our health. Look at how far we have gone from using plants as medicine, and food from being nutritious to being packed with who knows what.

I get asked all the time what is the best way to keep all types of flooring clean, naturally. Sure, for awhile the smell of some of the store bought cleaners can make you think your floors are cleaner that using something that you may already have in your cupboards, but truth is they are packed with chemicals that can cause our lungs to feel congested and sometimes irritated and also our hormones to become disrupted which is especially important if you have children in your home. Plus, our little animal friends absorb EVERYTHING through their paws.

Whether you have hardwood, ceramic tile, luxury vinyl, or laminate flooring this recipe is SO easy, so affordable and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry. Not only will your floors shine, you will be savings tons of money and taking one small step to a having a non-toxic cleaning practice.

Pro tip: Did you know that citrus oils break down grease and grime and can eliminate sticky residue, grease stains and things that get spilled on a floor or tracked in from outside?

Floor Cleaner

Add about 1/4 cup white vinegar and up to 10 drops of essential oils, such as Wild Orange, Lemon, Peppermint, or my favorite combination Lime and Siberian Fir, to a bucket of hot water to clean hard surface floors.

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