This DIY Multi-Purpose Floor and Glass Cleaner is much more than a brilliant solution to disinfected floors and sparkling windows.
For me, this cleaner represents a major milestone in my life!
“Did she just say that her floor cleaner represents a major milestone in her life?” Yup, I did! I remember the day clearly….
I was pregnant with my daughter, and washing my floors with a commercial floor cleaner that was purple, reeked of artificial fragrance, and was giving me a splitting headache. At that moment it hit me…
Breathing in this toxic, cleaner CANNOT be good for my baby…or me!
I immediately put down my mop, picked up the computer, and started researching homemade, eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning alternatives. I was shocked to find that I had all of the ingredients for homemade floor cleaner, right in my home! Best of all, inhaling it wasn’t going to make us (me + baby) sick!
After I made that cleaner, I was hooked; my #LifeFromScratch began.
Over the next several months, I was a mom on a mission! I safely disposed of all of my chemical cleaning products (17 to be exact), replacing them with three simple, eco-friendy cleaners, pillaged my pantry of any processed food and preservatives, and replaced my beauty products with non-toxic, DIY alternatives. Everything from toothpaste to ketchup to facial cleanser has since then been made by modern hippie moi, and I’ve never looked back!
And guess what? Living a #LifeFromScratch is not only incredibly rewarding and healthy for you and your family, the environment and your bank account also reap the benefits! Win-win-win.
Although I’ve since tweaked the original floor and glass cleaner recipe to better suite my preferences, I still use this DIY Multi-Purpose Spray-Mop and Glass Cleaner on a daily basis and STILL love it!
You CAN have a homemade, eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaner that works!
Here’s how to make your own non-toxic and eco-friendly Multi-Purpose Floor & Glass Cleaner:
- White Vinegar
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Distilled Water
- ¼ tsp Castile Soap (per Liter) - Resist the urge to add more! (this unscented castile soap is our favorite)
- 10-20 Drops of Pure Essential Oils - Used for fragrance and their disinfectant properties (I like to use either lemon, grapefruit, tea tree, lavender and rosemary, and sometimes a combo of 2 or 3... Find wild, sustainable and pure essential oils here)
- Empty spray bottle of any size (here's a great amber glass sprayer)
- Fill the bottle up with equal parts Water, Vinegar, and Rubbing Alcohol.
- Add castile soap and your choice of essential oil.
- And. That's. It!
Use this DIY Multi-Purpose Floor & Glass Cleaner…
- In your spray-mop, to use on tile, vinyl, laminate and hardwood flooring
- For cleaning windows, glass and mirrors
- To disinfect kitchen counter-tops
- In your bathroom to make your mirror and taps sparkle, and disinfect your toilet and sink
- To wipe the sticky finger prints off of your TV (spray on cloth first, not directly on TV)
I take about 3/4 out of a vinegar bottle then start adding orange peels. In about two weeks or longer, if we aren’t eating a lot of oranges, tangerines, or something similar, I do wait until it is full. I strain it and put it in q spray botfle. My go to cleaner.
I like that this can be used with spray mops! I’m no expert but I’ve read from multiple sites that vinegar and soap, when added together, cancel each other out. Making their properties ineffective. Just wondering if this would be the case here? Thanks!