So it’s time to clean your linoleum, slate, marble or treated wood flooring. But using chemical filled floor cleaners is no longer an option for living a clean life. So what is the best way to clean your floors without the toxic fumes in your home environment? Having options for cleaning floors naturally is your best bet!
The simple, inexpensive and all around best floor cleaner to use is vinegar! Vinegar is such a great multi-purpose cleaner that we usually keep a couple of gallons of white vinegar under our kitchen sink, just to use for household cleaning! Mix vinegar with some water, and you can clean mirrors and glass, counter tops, sinks, toilets and of course…..floors.
Vinegar is non-toxic and so it won’t be harmful to yourself, your family or your pets. Because of it’s highly acidic nature, it is great at killing most bacteria, viruses and even mold. For more bacteria laden rooms in the house, you can be guaranteed to get rid of all bacteria and viruses by adding a few drops of grapefruit seed extract to the mix!
Now, if you have unsealed real wood floors, then vinegar is not the best choice for you. But for pretty much all other types of flooring, vinegar and water will work very well.
Here’s what you will need for mopping:
Natural Floor Cleaner
- 1 to 2 cups white vinegar
- 1 gallon of water
- 5-10 drops of grapefruit seed extract optional
Mix vinegar, water and grapefruit seed extract in a bucket and you’re ready to clean!
I like to use grapefruit seed extract, especially in rooms like the kitchen and bathrooms because of it’s super bacteria killing properties. It’s great to have in your cupboard because it can be used in so many different ways. I also use it in the laundry.