Friday, March 8, 2013

Fun Fridays- more Natural Cleaners

I do not like to mop.  There, I said it.  I used to think hardwood floors were amazing.  Now that I have them,  they are not so amazing.  They have to be cleaned.  Often.  And mopping hurts my back. Yes, I know the carpets are just as dirty, but at least I can't see that.  But, with hardwood floors, everything shows.

This is one area I have tried several different combinations of cleaners.  One left the floor sticky.  Trashed that.  One made the floor look like it had a film over it.  Trashed that.  The one I like the most is simple.  And it works.  What more could you ask for?

Floor Cleaner
4 tsp. Castile soap
10 drops of lemon essential oil
1 gallon hot water

That's it.  Simple!  I mixed it up and keep it in a container under my sink.
Now, if I could just find someone to mop the floor for me!


This post is linked up to Amy, over at Raising Arrows!


  1. I'll tell ya come do my bathrooms and I'll do your floors! ;-)

    Seriously, though, THANK YOU for this recipe! Have been looking for something quick, economical and easy to whip up for my floors. I'll let you know how I like it when I get around to mopping next!

  2. My kids say that I "orange" our floors, because I just use water and orange essential oil. It works great and smells even better!

  3. I notice when I mop and sweep it tightens my stomach muscles ;)


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