Monday, March 21, 2011

Two Recipes for a Natural Homemade Kitchen Floor Cleaner

photo by Alan L
Regularly cleaning the kitchen floor is important for getting rid of bacteria and dirt that can easily find its way onto your floor. While conventional cleaners can certainly kill bacteria and remove dirt, they also come with a negative side — harsh chemicals. It is possible to use natural products, or even to make your own to avoid the introduction of chemicals into the air, your home and the environment. Natural ingredients such as lemon juice, vinegar and essential oils also have anti-bacterial properties. They leave a fresh scent after cleaning as well, and unlike conventional products, are completely non-toxic. Try these recipes for a natural homemade kitchen floor cleaner.

Lemon and Baking Soda Natural Floor Cleaner

  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 gallon of warm to hot water

Fill a small bucket with the warm water. Add the fresh lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda and then stir. Use to wash the kitchen floor. You can also use it as an all-purpose cleaner for countertops, the stove and refrigerator.

Homemade Floor Cleaner with Essential Oils

  • 15 drops of essential oil
  • 1 gallon of warm to hot water

Simply add the essential oil to the water. Great essential oils for cleaning include lemon, orange, lime, peppermint, pine and tea tree. Blend the citrus oils together, using five drops of each for an uplifting homemade kitchen cleaner. Peppermint, pine and tea tree make a more invigorating blend. As with the lemon, vinegar and baking soda blend, you can use the antiseptic power of essential oils on kitchen countertops and other surfaces.

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