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Cleaning Floors….Naturally!

October 22, 2016

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So it’s time to clean your linoleum, slate, marble, or treated wood flooring. But using chemical-filled floor cleaners is no longer an option for living a clean life. So what is the best way to clean your floors without the toxic fumes in your home environment? Having options for cleaning floors naturally is your best bet!

The simple, inexpensive, and all-around best floor cleaner to use is vinegar! Vinegar is such a great multi-purpose cleaner that we usually keep a couple of gallons of white vinegar under our kitchen sink, just to use for household cleaning! Mix vinegar with some water, and you can clean mirrors and glass, countertops, sinks, toilets, and of course…..floors.

Vinegar is non-toxic and so it won’t be harmful to yourself, your family, or your pets. Because of its highly acidic nature, it is great at killing most bacteria, viruses, and even mold. For more bacteria-laden rooms in the house, you can be guaranteed to get rid of all bacteria and viruses by adding a few drops of grapefruit seed extract to the mix!

Now, if you have unsealed real wood floors, then vinegar is not the best choice for you. But for pretty much all other types of flooring, vinegar, and water will work very well.

Are you looking for other ways to clean your house naturally? This post has some tips for you!

Here’s what you’ll need for cleaning floors:

Cleaning Floors….Naturally!

Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins


  • 1 to 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 5-10 drops of grapefruit seed extract optional


  • Mix vinegar, water and grapefruit seed extract in a bucket and you’re ready to clean!

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