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Reader's Question: Homemade Floor Cleaners

Last post Thu, Feb 4 2010 10:18 PM by jillibean. 10 replies.
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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 10:44 AM

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    Reader's Question: Homemade Floor Cleaners

     How do you make homemade floor cleaners? Any recipes?

    Any ideas, besides vinegar?

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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 10:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: Reader's Question: Homemade Floor Cleaners

     I use a little liquid soap in a bucket of water with a few drops of essential oil added in.

     

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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 11:30 AM In reply to

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    I second the liquid soap in a bucket (or sink) of warm water. I also sometimes use a 1/4 cup of non-sudsy ammonia (lemon scented) to a sinkful of warm water.

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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 11:59 AM In reply to

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    Re: Reader's Question: Homemade Floor Cleaners

    I  sometimes use dish washing liquid in a bucket of water. It's cheap enough for two drops and it seems to do the job.

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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 12:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reader's Question: Homemade Floor Cleaners

     

    Pat:
    I  sometimes use dish washing liquid in a bucket of water

    I ike that for the kitchen since it cuts grease and I sometimes find the floor around the stove and garbage can to need something that really cuts that.

    I have a bottle of liquid soap I made by shaving a bar of soap and melting it with water for bathroom and routine kitchen mopping.

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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 12:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reader's Question: Homemade Floor Cleaners

    Brandy:
    I have a bottle of liquid soap I made by shaving a bar of soap and melting it with water for bathroom and routine kitchen mopping.

    What kind of bar soap do you use? I tried that and it seemed to leave a residue on things.
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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 12:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reader's Question: Homemade Floor Cleaners

     

    Pat:

     

    What kind of bar soap do you use

    We use Dove, Irish Spring and a melt and pour goat's milk bar. The goat's milk bars are the ones I used most often but we have run out. I decided to try a glycerine bar from the store for the hand soap and cleaning recently instead of Dove or Irish Spring. I can't say I am pleased with the results. 

    One thing I didn't note earlier is that I always do a rinse mopping with clear water after mopping with the soap. This makes a difference.

     

     

     

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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 2:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Reader's Question: Homemade Floor Cleaners

    Brandy:
    One thing I didn't note earlier is that I always do a rinse mopping with clear water after mopping with the soap. This makes a difference.

    Yep, I'm sure it would! I don't have to rinse after using dish detergent, so it's faster for me, but I'll keep the bar soap in mind.
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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 5:06 PM In reply to

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    I have a spray bottle of vinager mixed with water and just a half teaspoon of liquid soap.  I spray it on and mop it up... works great on vinyl and laminate!

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  • Thu, Feb 4 2010 6:12 PM In reply to

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     Oh good, I just ran out of Mr. Clean and I need to mop my upstairs bathroom still.  Now I know what to use instead of running out to the store to get more cleaner.

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