How to make homemade floor cleaner
What you will need
- Mop and bucket
- 100ml white distilled vinegar
- 1/4 cup of bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tablespoon of washing up liquid
Making your own cleaning product can be cheaper and kinder to the environment.
You will usually have the ingredients you need to make a floor cleaner in your kitchen cupboard and even if you don't it should cost you less than a couple of quid to pick them up at your local supermarket.
Plus the items you’ll need can be used for cooking or making more cleaning products – it really is a good way to stretch your cupboard essentials.
Note: This is a classic floor cleaner spray that we’ve tested but make sure that you do a spot test before using any homemade cleaning product.
Top Tip: Add 10 drops of your favourite essential oil if you want to avoid an overpowering vinegar smell around the home. We love lemon or lavender - you can even try mixing them to create your own unique combination.
Step 1Gather all the ingredients that you need to make the product.
Step 2Half fill a bucket with very warm water.
Step 3Add 100ml of vinegar to the bucket
Step 4Add one tablespoon of washing up liquid.
Step 5Add 1/4 of a cup of bicarbonate of soda.
Step 6Mix and use the solution to clean the floor!
Where to next?
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Thanks to Morrisons, Co-op, Boots, Dr. Oetker and Holland & Barrett for supplying items used in the spring cleaning article series.