Our floors really do take a beating! Enter pets, children and the largest culprits of them all ⏤ those dirty, dirty shoes 👞 Show your floors some T.L.C and make my DIY Floor Cleaner Liquid. It’ll get your floors ⏤ you guessed it ⏤ really clean!
About the ingredients/supplies
Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
- All-natural, plant-based
- Gentle, yet effective
- Highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way!
- An effective disinfectant
- The higher the percentage, the more cleaning power ⏤ I’m using 50% here, but have gone as high as 91% in past iterations
- Safe for multi-purpose use without any of the toxicity
Distilled White Vinegar
- An environmentally-friendly, yet effective cleanser
- Safe for use around children and pets
- An economical option with a long shelf life
- I’ve repurposed an old beverage bottle, but if you don’t have anything handy, you can order something similar (linked above 👆🏾)
- I often repurpose old bottles and jars for my DIY products and cleaners which is an easy way to be more eco-friendly. Removing old product stickers and labels used to be quite the chore ⏤ but now it’s a breeze when I use my DIY Goo Gone to get the annoying sticky residue off.
- I’m always on the hunt for the most sustainable options for my home and these are the best sponges I’ve come across yet
- 100% natural materials (23% of which is recycled paper, pretty cool huh?!)
- The scrubbing fibers are non-scratch, so you don’t have to worry about damage, and they still get the job done 👍🏾
How to make
- Unscrew the lid on your air-tight container and get ready to add:
- 1/4 cup of Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
- Followed by 1/4 cup of Isopropyl Alcohol
- And finally, 1/2 cup of Distilled White Vinegar
- Fill the rest of the container with warm water
- Add the cap and shake to combine
How to use
- Once you have your DIY Floor Cleaner Liquid ready to go (see above section on How to make 👆🏾), get a bucket of warm/hot water and your sponge or mop ready.
- Pour a bit of the DIY Floor Cleaner Liquid onto your sponge (or mop) and apply to the floor directly. The DIY Floor Cleaner Liquid has a bit of water in it, so no need to douse the floor and get it water logged 💦
- The bucket of warm water is used to refresh the sponge (or mop) as needed.
- Using Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds makes this DIY Floor Cleaner Liquid highly concentrated, so one bottle will last for quite a while.
- Don’t stop with floors, this DIY Floor Cleaner Liquid also works great for general cleaning purposes; think in the tub, on the counters and even refreshing yoga mats!
- Hopefully these steps help you to get your floors really clean, and if you need some help with area rugs or carpets, stay tuned next week!
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