Making natural floor cleaning fluids is very different from commercial cleaners. Of course, this natural liquid does not require any chemicals that can harm your wood floor. All natural homemade wood floor cleaner will also have a good impact on the health of the residents. This natural cleaner is also very safe for people with asthma or allergies to certain chemicals. You can get easily the ingredients in the nearest grocery or maybe you already have them in your kitchen cabinet. Then, what ingredients are needed to make a natural homemade wood floor cleaner? Here are four natural recipes to make the cleaner.
- Hot water
Hot water is better used as a wood floor cleaner than cold water. Cold water is feared can cause the growth of mold and make the wood floor become damp. Before you wipe the wood floors with hot water, wring the cloth first so that the fabric you will use is a damp cloth. Wipe your floor with a little pressure. Do it also with a circular motion. After that, dry the damp wood floor by wiping it again using a dry cloth.
- Black tea
Black tea leaves contain isoflavones that turn out to be beneficial for home care. In addition to tea is used as a beverage and natural fragrance room, black tea is also can be used as a natural wood floor cleaner. What’s more, black tea can work to polish and retain the original color of the wood. To make a tea solution is very easy. Pour one to two bags of tea bag or one tablespoon of black tea with hot water. Dip a clean cloth and rub it on the surface of your wooden floor. Rub gently and circularly. Let the floor dry.
- A mixture of white vinegar and hot water
White vinegar can be used as a potent and hygienic floor cleaner. Vinegar will kill germs and bacteria that exist on the floor surface. To make the solution, pour 60 ml of white vinegar into a 1000 ml spray bottle. Then, mix it with hot water (not boiling) and shake to mix the solution. Do the same steps as before. White vinegar is too rough for your wooden floor if used in pure form. Although white vinegar is potent as a cleanser, sometimes it smells bad. You can make other alternatives by mixing a few drops of essential oil or a particular fruit juice, such as oranges, lemons, lavender, etc. Of course, the aroma of essential oil or fresh juice will provide tranquility and can even be used as natural homemade aromatherapy.
- Mild Shampoo
The ingredients contained in the shampoo liquid are very soft so as not to cause the wood floor to lose its moisture. To make this fluid is very easy. Dissolve two tablespoons of shampoo liquid with hot water until it is foamy in a bucket. Then wipe the floors with a damp cloth. Do the same actions as the previous way by wiping the floor once more so that the wood floor is not slippery.