DIY Hardwood floor cleaner (mopping) recipe

lets clean & shine those hardwood floors.

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I shared this recipe in my blog series (floors) & the recipe fast became a fan favorite & a very popular Pinterest pin. Many asked me to add it to a blog post all by itself so they could find it easier & so here it is finally (you only had to ask a year).

Vinegar jugAre DIY ideas as effective to kill germs, bacteria & grime  like commercial cleaning  products do?
And I say YES you bet they are! but I am guessing if you are still reading my blog you agree with me & have looked up all the info provided my DIY cleaning blog series (14 posts), as I always say, research, research, research! If you ask me I will very fast tell you DIY green cleaning is down right amazing, then add to that we get sick so very rarely so that’s a big clue to them no compromising our immune system & them working.

Note: These recipes safe for most hardwood flooring, spot checking would be best & only using a slightly damp mop on some hardwood floors probably would work better, &  when possible reading the info on your flooring  is advised, when in doubt try something else. Most of the spray cleaners on my blog & in my blog series can be used for cleaning up spills DIY& spot cleaning hardwood floors.

DIY Hardwood floor cleaner (mopping) recipe

Ok let’s get cleaning:

Hard wood floors:  1 or 2 cups of distilled white vinegar, 1/2 cup lemon juice concentrate in a gallon of warm water, mop your floors as you normally would. Options to add to mop bucket: Lemon essential oil, more or less vinegar & lemon juice, adjust to fit your likes.
Next: To shine your hardwood floors after moping & floors dry mix olive oil & lemon juice & buff floors to a shine, doing small sections at time making sure to not leave any slick oily spots. Options for shine: Oil of choice, lemon essential oil, vinegar instead of lemon juice.

Hardwood floors shine/cleaner (can be used on other flooring also): 2 cups vinegar (Apple cider vinegar for dark wood, white vinegar or light wood).  1/2 cup lemon juice. 1/4 cup of olive oil  (option: use vegetable oil if you prefer) 20 drops lemon essential oil
Fill bucket with very hot water & either use a mop or a washcloth, & mop only with mop or cloth slightly damp, buff as needed.

DIY Hardwood floor cleaner

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