How to make homemade floor cleaner

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.

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