I love a freshly mopped floor, especially if it’s my kitchen floor. I might be a tad old fashioned, but that one detail makes my house instantly feel brighter and tidier. This all-purpose, all-natural floor cleaner recipe will leave your floors sparkling clean and your house smelling citrus fresh.
I don’t mop nearly as often as I should, and inevitably five seconds after I finish up, a glass of something spills all over the floor. Such is life! Our kitchen floor gets heavy use so I mix up a batch of this all-natural floor cleaner recipe to whip it back into shape.
This recipe is a classic! I’ve seen it all over the place, and for good reason: it works. For most jobs, even plain vinegar and water will do. Adding rubbing alcohol helps the floors dry faster. And both vinegar and alcohol help disinfect.
Tea tree oil adds natural antimicrobial benefits, and orange oil makes my whole house smell fresh. I don’t normally add the dish soap unless my floor is extra sticky and/or greasy.
I tested this floor cleaner recipe out with the help of Casabella’s slick (in form and function!) Neon Ratchet Roller Mop and Neon 4 Gallon Bucket. Do your cleaning products need perking up? We’re giving away a $100 set of Neon line cleaning products, including the products pictured above, plus sponges, a broom/dustpan set, bamboo cleaning clothes and more!
- 1 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 cup distilled white vinegar
- 10 drops orange essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 1 teaspoon dish soap, optional
- 1-2 gallons very hot tap water
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bucket and use as needed.
- For tough jobs, use less water and add the dish soap, which will help cut tough grease.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Casabella. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.