Monday, September 9, 2013

No Rinse Floor Cleaner

I ran out of my citrus vinegar; oranges are crazy expensive right now so we're eating what's in season.  Because of this, I have no orange peels to make the citrusey vinegar I use to clean my floors.

I wanted something like the citrus vinegar.  It needed to be a no rinse solution that I could use between my weekly (or bi-weekly, depending on how lazy I am) scrubbing of my floor. 

I found a recipe for Swiffer Wet Jet spray and tweeked it to fit my needs.

1 gallon hot water
1 c white vinegar
1/4 c liquid castille soap (I used peppermint because that's what I have)

Mix together.  It will be a white, milky color.

I swabbed it on to the floor and wiped it up.  The floors were very, very clean and I didn't have to rinse it!

This worked much better than other no-rinse solutions I have bought at the store.  We are very humid in Kansas and the floors tend to get sticky if there is the slightest residue left on the floor.  I am also happy about the vinegar in the solution because of the ant situation.  See my post in three days about THAT!

If I do it again:

I may try adding a few drops of peppermint oil.  I liked how the castille soap's scent helped to cover up the smell of the vinegar. . . but it wasn't quite enough.


  1. Nice one...I'll have to give this a try.

  2. Thank you for sharing this. I will try it out.