How to make homemade floor cleaner for wooden floors? My husband is allergic to many commercial cleaners. I need something that will protect the wood from damage.
Filomena Devo, Boston, MA
It turns out to be inexpensive and straightforward to make a homemade cleaner for wood floors. In the first place, you only need three ingredients for wooden floors: hot water, olive oil, and lemon juice. To begin,pour one-half cup of lemon juice and three-quarters cup olive oil into a bucket of hot water and stir it well. Then mop the floor with this solution and let it dry. Since the oil polishes the wood, you won’t need to rinse. And the lemon removes dirt and disinfects, so you’ll end up with a sanitary finish.
There are other recipes in this article for different kinds of floors:https://www.tipsbulletin.com/homemade-floor-cleaner/For example, combine Borax and hot water to disinfect a tile bathroom floor. Or try vinegar and essential oil when cleaning laminate floors. While the vinegar kills germs, the essential oil adds a pleasant scent and may boost the anti-microbial properties of the vinegar.
If you have a filthy tile floor, perhaps in the kitchen where food has spilled, try anotherrecipe. It contains ammonia, baking soda, and vinegar to remove grease and grime. With this combination be sure to open the windows as the odor will be strong.
Same goes if you are looking to clean those ugly water rings from your floor or wooden furniture. There is a simple way to remove water stains from wood using your hairdryer. Check it out.
On a side note, to clean your outside wooden floors like decks and pathways, make sure you use a homemade deck cleaning solution for your pressure washer to get rid of dirt and mold buildup.
In summary, you can clean and protect your wood floor with a simple, natural cleaner that you make at home.