Are Chemical Home Floor Cleaners Good?
Well, definitely the answer is a “No”. In this age of super-consumption, as a consumers, we aren’t aware of the hidden dangers these chemical cleaning products present to our health. Children are frequently in contact with the chemical residues in housecleaning products and are probably at high risk of chemical exposure as their bodies are smaller and their immune system is still developing which means we are indirectly contributing to indoor pollution level in our home.
Why Don’t You Switch to Natural Floor Cleaners?
The use of natural floor cleaners are the natural and non-toxic. They neither have chemicals nor they form a thin white film on the floor like chemicals cleaners do. Natural cleaning options can save time, money, and reduce chemical exposure. You can make your own natural floor cleaner which requires only few non-toxic ingredients and we have one such for you.
Homemade Floor Cleaner Recipe
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup vinegar
- 3/4 cup alcohol
- 2-3 drops dish soap (Castile, Ecostore, Earthwise liquid dish wash etc.)
- 5 drops each of lavender, orange, tea tree, and peppermint essential oils
- Spray bottle – 250 ml
- Add all ingredients to spray bottle and shake to combine.
- Sweep/vacuum the floor.
- Spray cleaner on the floor (or other surface).
- Wipe up with a microfiber cloth.
Here is a list of every surfaces you can use to clean with this cleaner:
- Floors – laminate, tile, linoleum
- Glass – Windows, mirrors, tables, etc.
- Cabinets and countertops (not recommended on granite)
- Stainless steel – appliances, faucets, sinks, etc.
- Walls, baseboards, window sills
- Please do a spot test to make sure this will work on your floors!
- For a mop and bucket version, try this: For a gallon of water, try 1/2 cup of vinegar,and 1/3 cup of alcohol, plus a few drops of dish soap.