Homemade Floor Cleaner

Ever wonder what is in the products you clean your floors with? I never put much thought into this myself until I had my daughter. Babies are notorious for putting things in their mouth and my daughter was no exception. She would actually go around licking the floor, and my germaphobe self went to the worst place possible. I went on a mission to start making my own homemade floor cleaner using less harmful ingredients. To my surprise this concoction actually cleaned my floors better and left it streak free too.

I purchased a professional microfiber mop (here), which you can throw in the washer to clean. I never knew how much easier this method of cleaning would be. I used to use a sponge mop and bucket, which was quite the pain. Filling up and emptying the bucket, and not to mention all the germs the mop harbors. Now my dear daughter can go on licking the floor, I just need to make sure I get a picture of her doing it so I can put it in her high school year book one day.

Homemade Floor Cleaner

Prep Time: 5 mins


  • 1 Cup - Water
  • 1 Cup - Distilled Vinegar
  • 1 Cup - Rubbing Alcohol
  • 6 Drops - Dawn Soap
  • 10 Drops - Lemon Essential Oil
  • 1 Spray Bottle


  1. Combine all of the ingredients into the spray bottle and mix well.
  2. Sweep/vacuum the floor.
  3. Spray the cleaner on the floor and use a microfiber mop to wipe clean.

Additional Info

Try other essential oils, such as lavender, orange, tea tree or peppermint. Test a small area first to ensure this will work on your floor.

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