How to make homemade floor cleaner

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Floor cleaning product

What you will need

  • Mop and bucket
  • 100ml white distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of bicarbonate of soda
  • Water
  • 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 1

Gather all the ingredients that you need to make the product. 

Step 2

Half fill a bucket with very warm water.

Step 3

Add 100ml of vinegar to the bucket

Step 4

Add one tablespoon of washing up liquid.

Step 5

Add 1/4 of a cup of bicarbonate of soda.

Step 6

Mix and use the solution to clean the floor!

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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.

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