This DIY Natural Floor Cleaner with Essential Oils is one of my favorite ways to clean our laminate and tile floors in our home. I’ve put together all of my essential oil recipes and tips in one spot for you to have a resource.
DIY Natural Floor Cleaner With Essential Oils
If you’re looking for a more natural way to clean the floors in your home then I have the perfect recipe for you.
I love being able to clean my floors without damaging our laminate floors and tiles while leaving the house smelling like peppermint.
This floor cleaner is super easy to make, keeps the floors clean, and you can customize the smell to the seasons!
You can easily choose your favorite essential oils that fight bacteria and order.
To help you out I’m going to share my favorite floor cleaner recipe that I use at home.
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Disclaimer: I only recommend using high-quality therapeutic-grade like Young Living Essential, Revive, and DoTerra. These are not everyday oils that you can find at the store. This is also what has worked for me and my family, this is in no way to take away from what is suggested by your doctor. I am not a doctor and I am not promising any healing or medicinal advice. I just love therapeutic oils and love sharing how we use them in our home. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration.
Making Time To Create Cleaners
My main floor cleaner used to be the Swiffer Mop Pads, but since the new year, I’ve been trying to buy either natural cleaners or making them myself.
My excuse has been that I just don’t have time to make my own, but the truth is that it only takes a few extra minutes to mix all your ingredients together.
I have tried a few other natural cleaners on my laminate flooring, but for some reason, they leave a thin layer on and the floor honestly doesn’t look clean.
The easiest way to make sure that you stick to your natural floor cleaner is to make sure you always have all the products needed to make it.
It will take you an extra few seconds to add your ingredients into your mop water container then it will add a mopping pad to your Swiffer.
Ingredients For Homemade Floor Cleaner
This recipe makes about 5-6 oz of the natural floor cleaner.
The amount should be enough for a house less than 1500 square feet, depending on how much flooring you are cleaning.
For our new home, I double the recipe because the entire house is wood laminate floors and tiles.
Sometimes I triple the recipe if I know the floors are extra dirty.
- Water 2oz
- Distilled White Vinegar 2oz
- Rubbing Alcohol 2oz (optional, not necessary)
- Up to 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- Floor Mop (I use the Rubbermaid Reveal and it works great)
How To Make DIY Natural Floor Cleaner With Essential Oils
When I mix my ingredients I usually make about 6 to 8 ounces, just because I like to make a little extra to have just in case.
Especially when having to do a nice cleaning in the bathroom area.
- Using your mops water container add 2 ounces of each water, white vinegar, and the rubbing alcohol
- Then add 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil.
- Give it a gentle shake to combine all of the ingredients together.
- Clean your floors naturally.
Why Use Re-usable Mop Pads
One of the things that I love about using a mop like the Reveal Rubbermaid you can easily switch around the mop pads as you need to.
Personally I use a pad for the bathrooms, a different one for the living room/kitchen, and then finally one for the bedrooms.
Then I simply throw them in the washing machine and dryer to be used the next time.
I like having a few extra pads this way I don’t have to worry about always washing the dirty mop pads before the next time I clean the floors.
The difference in my floors was incredible and it didn’t leave a residual film.
I definitely feel more at ease when the girls are playing or eating food while sitting on the floor.
More Essential Oils For Cleaning Floors
Here is a list of my favorite essential oils that I use for cleaning our floors.
- Tea Tree Oil also is known also as Melaleuca fights germs and bacteria.
- Lemon is antibacterial and great for wood.
- Lavender is a great antibacterial and diminishing order.
- Peppermint, as I mentioned above, is one of my favorites and it’s antibacterial and antifungal.
- Cinnamon is antibacterial and antifungal, plus it smells amazing.
- Thieves is a magnificent essential oil blend from Young Living that is great for fighting germs and smells like cinnamon.
Favorite Cleaning Supplies
I also wanted to share my favorite cleaning supplies that you can get shipped directly from Amazon.
More Essential Oils Resources From The Blog
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Disclaimer: I only recommend using high-quality therapeutic-grade Young Living Essential Oils for ingestion. These are not everyday oils that you can find at the store. This is also what has worked for me and my family, this is in no way to take away from what is suggested by your doctor. I am not a doctor and I am not promising any healing or medicinal advice. I just love therapeutic oils and love sharing how we use them at home. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration.