No matter what type of flooring you have, chances are you’ve wondered about non-toxic floor cleaners. There are lots of options for you, from green stain removers to hardwood floor cleaners. Let’s look at a few options for cleaning with non-toxic floor cleaners.
Non-Toxic Cleaners for removing stains from carpet (non-oily stains)
Use vinegar to remove non-oily stains from carpet. Use a mix of one tsp liquid dish detergent and 1 tsp distilled vinegar. Mix this into 2 1/2 cups of lukewarm water. Apply this mix to the stain. Rub with a soft brush or a towel and blot dry. We recommend repeating this until the stain is gone. Then dry the spot quickly with a hair dryer or fan.
Non-Toxic Fragrant Floor Cleaner
Here’s a great recipe for a non-toxic fragrant floor cleaner that’s easy to use.
2 tbsp liquid dish detergent
4-8 tbsp white distilled vinegar
6 tbsp fragrant herbal TEA (like a peppermint, for instance)
Combine all of this in a bucket of water and mix until it lathers a little. Use as needed; you may need to “rinse” after with just warm water.
Discard after use.
Cleaner for Vinyl Floors
A great floor cleaner for vinyl floors is to add 2/3 of a cup of vinegar to a gallon of water. This will keep vinyl floors clean and shiny!
Finally, here’s a great option for wood floors that haven’t been varnished:
Use a mix of lemon juice and water. It’s that simple!
Non-toxic floor cleaners don’t have to be complicated. They can be as simple as using common things you have at home: Baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice. Other options include adding a few drops of an essential oil for a lovely smell, or adding a few drops of dish detergent, depending on what you’re cleaning.