How to Make Homemade Mopping Floor Cleaners – 6 Proven Recipes with Natural Ingredients

by Kremy

Most of the time spent cleaning a home is spent washing the flooring. We will help you make this task easier and more enjoyable. As you know, floors can be made of different materials in accordance with their functional purpose – hardwood, laminate, linoleum, wood, marble, tile, etc. How to make homemade mopping floor cleaners with natural ingredients? We shall give you 6 proven recipes for natural floor mopping solutions!

What Are the Advantages of Homemade Mopping Floor Cleaners?

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There are many reasons in favor of homemade floor cleaners. Detergents often contain substances that can cause skin reactions, allergies or dermatitis. Using natural ingredients is better for our health. They are safe, they do not pollute air and environmentally friendly. In addition, less plastic containers mean less waste.

Homemade floor cleaners are budget friendly. Using only natural ingredients, you can save a lot of money.

Last, but not least, homemade cleaners are super easy to make.

What Are the Most Common DIY Floor Cleaning Solutions Ingredients?

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The most popular ingredients for homemade floor cleaners are available at any home or can be bought from any grocery store. For example, lemon juice is a natural degreaser, baking soda is excellent for disinfecting surfaces, white wine vinegar or citric acid remove dirt while essential oils like lavender, have antibacterial properties and leave a pleasant aroma after cleaning the floors.

How to Mop the Floor Effectively?

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Regular wet cleaning is essential for a healthy atmosphere in the home and for a life without allergies and headaches.

  • To make floor cleaning quicker and easier, clear the work area – remove all small objects from the floor, put all the children’s toys in their place, etc.
  • Thoroughly sweep or vacuum the floor before mopping it.
  • Start washing the floor from the farthest corners of the room and gradually move towards the door. The less you walk on an already washed floor, the faster and more efficient the cleaning will be.
  • If you are using a sponge-based mop, mop the floor in smooth, parallel motions, similar to vacuuming.
  • Remember that excessive water on some coatings can damage their surface. Wring out the rag or mop sponge well.

What Is the Best Solution For Mopping Floors?

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The truth is that there is no answer to this question. When you prepare a homemade floor mopping solution, you should keep in mind what your floor is made of. For example, you should not use large amount of vinegar on marble and granite or solutions with abrasive ingredients on cork and wood floors. By all means, test your homemade solution on a spot before cleaning the floor to make sure it will not cause discoloration or other damages.

All-Purpose Homemade Floor Cleaner


  • 2 cups of warm water
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 3 drops of liquid dish soap
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil
  • ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol


  • Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well.
  • Spray on floors and clean with a mop.

Homemade Wood Floor Cleaner Recipe


  • 2 cups warm distilled water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 10 drops essential oil of your choice (pine, lemon, cedarwood, orange, lavender)


  • Remove any dust and dirt from floors.
  • Add water and vinegar to a spray bottle.
  • Mix in the essential oil.
  • Spray on floors and clean with a mop.

DIY Laminate Floor Cleaner Recipe


  • 2 cups of hot water
  • 2 cups of vinegar
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil of your choice


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bucket.
  • Mop the floor and leave it to dry naturally.

DIY Tile Floor Cleaner

  • 4,5l/1 gallon of hot water
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup of ammonia


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bucket.
  • Spray the floor and then rinse with a solution of 1 cup of vinegar and ten cups of hot water.

Homemade Mopping Floor Cleaners – Castile Soap


  • 4 cups of warm water.
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil.
  • 1 teaspoon of castile soap.


  • Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake.
  • Spray on floors and clean with a mop.

DIY Disinfecting Floor Cleaner


  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol
  • 1/8 teaspoon of liquid dish soap


  • Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle.
  • Shake the solution to combine all the ingredients.
  • Spray the cleaner and wipe with a microfiber mop.



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