Babies are constantly on the floor… crawling… playing… and eating.
Don’t you want to feel good about knowing that your little one isn’t touching or eating the chemical resides that store-bought cleaners leave behind? I know I do!
So today, I’m going to show you a simple way to make a floor cleaner that cuts through dirt and grim while saving you money and worry.
Natural Floor Cleaner
- dried orange peel or fresh orange peel
- white vinegar
Fill your glass jar 1/3 full of dried orange peel (or full of fresh orange peel). Top with white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, filling your jar 1 inch from them top of the jar. Put a lid on the jar and place it in a kitchen cabinet to sit 1-2 weeks… shaking every 2-3 days.
How I Use This:
I don’t use exact measurements, but I probably fill my mop bucket up with 1 gallon of water and use about 1/2 a quart of this each time I mop. Now one quart isn’t going to last you too long so it’s smart to make more every time you mop so you never run out.
What about just mixing ACV and orange essential oils into your water? Well, sure you can do that, but remember that essential oils aren’t soluble in water so they’ll float to the top and when you mop your floors they may leave them greasy. Worst case scenario is that the oils sit on top of your floor in spots and damage your wood. I’ve used this method before and never noticed that happening, but it is a possibility so I’m just putting it out there.
I recently learned that you need to use plastic lids instead of metal anytime you’re using vinegar. Vinegar will eat away at your metal lids. This is mostly important if you’re making herbal vinegars for internal use, but it doesn’t hurt to make this a common practice for all uses of vinegar. If you don’t have plastic lids, you can always put a piece of plastic wrap over your jar, then put your metal lid on. The main thing is keep your vinegar and your metal from touching!