There’s a saying that goes, “A clean place is a safe place.” It’s pretty simple to understand and it is definitely true. Most disease-causing bacteria and germs thrive in dirty places. This is why we keep our surroundings, most especially our house clean. We want our house to be a safe place for the family.
It is easy to spread germs and bacteria at home with daily foot traffic. Germs from the outdoors can be easily brought inside and spread through the floor. This is potentially dangerous, especially for families with toddlers or children who spend a lot of time on the floor.
Many floor cleaning products can be used to clean and polish the floor. However, since they are synthetic, they contain chemicals that can be harmful not only to us but to the environment as well. We use these products to clean the floor but the chemicals linger and can be transferred to the hands of our children.
Luckily, we can make our own floor cleaner using ingredients that we can find in the kitchen. Not only are they cheap but they do not cause any harm. They are all-natural and perfectly safe. What’s best is we can use our favorite fragrance oil. We can clean the floor and make the house smell good as well.
Before knowing the steps, let’s talk about the ingredients first. Vinegar is a popular cleaning ingredient because it is natural, non-toxic and cheap. Baking soda is optional but it makes a more heavy-duty cleaner. Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and an excellent abrasive. It is good for scrubbing. The combination of vinegar and baking soda can break up and carry away dirt. The fragrance oil enhances the cleaning effect as it adds scent to the cleaner. Adding fragrance oil makes the house smell fresh and clean. You can choose the scent that you prefer but we recommend Baby Powder Fragrance Oil for a powdery scent or Egyptian Musk Oil for an exotic scent that promotes well being.
See how easy it is to make homemade floor cleaner with fragrance oil:
1. Get 1 bucket of hot water, 1 cup of white vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda and 15 drops of fragrance oil of your choice.
2. Add all the ingredients to the bucket of hot water and mix.
3. Use the mixture as you normally would when you mop the floor.
4. Let the floor air dry. No need to rinse the floor.
This homemade floor cleaner can be used to safely clean any type of floor surfaces. It is cheap and easy to make. Clean your floors naturally and effectively while enjoying the scent of your favorite fragrance oil.
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