Whether you want to save money, use safer chemical free cleaners or just ran out of your usual supplies. Here’s a quick make-do recipe for cleaning your floors. It cleans very well and deodorizes, sanitises and leaves behind a pleasant odor.
I have personally used this cleaner on my (finished) 100 year old wood floors, vinyl flooring and tile. It worked great on all three but just to be safe I recommend testing on your floors in an inconspicuous area first. Also I have not tried this recipe on unfinished wood floors at all so if you try it please test first.
Make-Do Homemade Floor Cleaner
All measurements are approximate. Adjust as needed.
1.5 cups white vinegar
2 small squirts natural dish liquid or liquid Bastille soap
3-4 drops Rosemary essential oil
2 gallons water.
Mix in a bucket and mop as usual.