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Using essential oil wood floor cleaners is a non-toxic, environmentally friendlyway to clean your hardwood floors. When you read the wood floor cleaner recipes and the instructions below, you’ll be surprised at how quick and easy they are. And you don’t have to buy a boatload of materials either.
Choose from any one of the essential oil wood floor cleaner recipes below to make your own all-natural, non-toxic cleaning products that save money and the planet. Oh yeah, they’ll make your floors shine too.
Essential Oil Wood Floor Cleaner Recipe #1
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup White Vinegar
- 10 drops Orange Essential Oil
- 10 drops Lemongrass oil or Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 gallon warm water
Essential Oil Wood Floor Cleaner Recipe #2
This recipe is a variation of the earlier one in that it does not use olive oil.
1/2 cup white vinegar
10 drops essential oil (see below for best options)
1-gallon warm water
There are several options you can use depending on what aroma you like.
For that ‘burst of citrus’ uplifting aroma, add 10 drops of this Citrus Burst Synergy Blend from Plant Therapy. This is the best essential oil to use in all your home-cleaning products for use during spring and summer.
If you prefer a woody aroma, use 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil.
How to Use Your DIY Essential Oil Wood Floor Cleaner
Fill a bucket with a gallon of hot water. Add the olive oil, vinegar, and essential oils.
Use a clean mop to swirl the ingredients in the bucket so they mix well. Wring out the excess water from the mop and clean and mop the floor in a circular motion.
Let the floor dry naturally. The essential oils will fill the air with their refreshing aroma.
No need to rinse the floor after swabbing the floor using this essential oil wood floor cleaner. The vinegar will evaporate and the oils will get absorbed into the wood, adding to its luster.
Before using, test a small, out-of-the-way patch of wood floor.
Word of caution: Always wring out the excess water from the mop before mopping your hardwood floor. Never use too much water on hardwood flooring. Wood is porous and will absorb the excess water.
If you’re looking for more quick and easy recipes for making your own organic cleaning products, check out this bestselling book by reputed author Becky Rapinchuk – The Organically Clean Home: 150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself–The Natural, Chemical-Free Way
Things to Keep In Mind When Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Never use too much water on hardwood floors. Wring out the excess water from the mop so it is barely damp before cleaning hardwood flooring. Wood is porous and will absorb the excess water resulting in dull-looking flooring.
When adding vinegar, make sure you use the exact proportions mentioned in the recipe – no more. Vinegar is acidic. Using too much of it can dull the finish of your wooden flooring.