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DIY Wood Floor Cleaner & Polish

We have all hardwood floors throughout our house except for our kitchen and basement. I’ve use many different cleaners throughout the years, some eco-friendly and others not so much. As I’ve cleaned out the nasty products from our home I’ve discovered ways that I can make my own cleaning products with ingredients that I have on hand, most right in my pantry.

I wanted a floor cleaner to actually clean my floors but also polish and protect them. This DIY wood floor cleaner & polish only contains 4 simple ingredients.

DIY Wood Floor Cleaner & Polish

Vinegar is a cleaning machine as it contains 5% acetic acid that kills bacteria and viruses. It’s also biodegradable and non-toxic which makes it a eco-friendly option for cleaning all sorts of surfaces.

Olive Oil helps condition your wood floors and restore its shine. You can even put a few drops on a damp cloth rub onto those spots that have been scraped by pets, kids or furniture. Olive oil is a natural way to maintain your wood floors without all the chemicals of commercial brands.

Lemon Essential Oil is a natural antimicrobial and antibacterial. It disinfects, purifies, removes stains and it smells great! I always love the smell of lemon when cleaning, don’t you?

DIY Wood Floor Cleaner & Polish 

2 cups water

1 cup vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil

20 drops lemon essential oil

Place all ingredients in a large squirt bottle or within a mop, I use the Bona Express mop and love it. Spray on the floor and then mop it up….so easy and you can easily throw the microfiber cloth in the wash.

That’t it! Super easy natural floor cleaner with ingredients that you already have on hand. If you don’t have lemon essential oil, I can help you with that and other cleaning recipes too. For pennies you can have a clean home and peace of mind.


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2 Responses to DIY Wood Floor Cleaner & Polish

  1. Kay March 22, 2017 at 4:06 am #

    Doesn’t the olive oil leave the floor…well, oily?? That seems potentially dangerous. Do you have that problem?

  2. Sue April 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

    I’m curious about the floor being slippery as well. Also, I’ve been told that cleaning a varnished wood floor with vinegar requires rinsing afterwards, even if the vinegar is mixed with water, because if left on the floor without rinsing, it will eventually eat through the varnish or damage it.

    Any thoughts on that?

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