I’m so excited today to share one of my newest favorite ways to clean my floors, but especially my laminate flooring. With two dogs and two small children I feel like the floors are never clean enough for the girls to actually sit or eat off the floor (well, they do that anyway).
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.
Ingredients Needed: Equal Parts about 5-6 oz.
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Up to 10 drops of your favorite Essential Oil (Peppermint worked wonderful on laminate flooring)
- Floor Mop (I use the Rubbermaid Reveal and it works great)
When I mix my ingredients I usually make about 6 ounces, just because I like to make a little extra to have just in case. I like to mix 2 ounces of each – water, white vinegar, and rubbing alcohol. Then I add 10 drops of Young Living’s Peppermint Essential Oil. Even the hubby said how good the house smelled afterwards. I was a little worried about the vinegar smell, but the peppermint overpowered that and it did smell very nice.
One of the things that I am loving about my Rubbermaid Reveal mop is that I can take off the microfiber pad and easily throw it in the washer. I hated throwing away so many pads when I mopped with my Swiffer, it just seemed like a waste to me. Now I just use two different pads when I mop my home. I use one pad for livingroom area and bedrooms, then I use another pad for kitchen and bathrooms. My home is not very big, so this works perfectly.
I really could tell a difference in my floors and it didn’t leave a residual film. I definitely feel more at ease when the girls are playing or eating food off the floor 😉 now that I’m using a non chemical cleaner.
Some of my favorite items to clean my floors:
- Rubbermaid Reveal Mop
- Organic Distilled Vinegar
- Peppermint Essential Oils
- Lemon Essential Oils
- Thieves Essential Oils
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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 from 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. Contains Affiliate links.