Sometimes, I feel like cleaning is my life. It's never done!! And with all the harsh chemicals it's so important to find something safe for my family. I mean, seriously, who want any nonylphenol ethoxylate on their toesies!
Psh! Chemicals. Ruin everything.
Anyways, months ago I went on a mission to find a GREAT natural tile floor cleaner. I honestly didn't think it would be that hard, but I should have known better! Whenever I think something will be easy-- it's not. Oh, life! You're so funny!! she said sarcastically, rolling her eyes (Yes, I am perfectly aware that I wrote in 3rd person)
I don't know how many different recipes I used but they all kept leaving a film on my tiles! It was driving me nuts. I knew that there had to be something better... and then I found it! Yay!
What You Need
- 1.5 gallons hot/warm water
- 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/2 cup white vinegar (but you can add 1/4 c more for dirtier jobs)
- 5-10 drops Essential Oil(s)
- Like Purification, Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Thieves
- Optional for tough jobs: Add a splash of a green cleaner.
Mix the ingredients into the hot to warm water. Stir to combine.
Ready. Set. Mop!
How It Works
The best part is the drying time! It's fast which is great because I have pets who looovveee to walk around on my wet floor. By the time I finished mopping the great room, more than half of it was already dry! Awesome.
It did well at removing dirty spots from the tiles. It took a little bit of scrubbing to remove food debris in the kitchen, but if you just drop a little water solution on it and came back a minute later it was much easier to remove.
But the important part was that it worked! No film!! Clean floor!! Yay!!
Now just keep cleaning cleaning cleaning! :)
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