Homemade Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner
4.5 from 2 votes

Homemade Floor Cleaner (No Vinegar)

An easy to make floor cleaner without vinegar. 

Course DIY
Cuisine Cleaning
Keyword Floor Cleaner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 gallons, one-time use
Author Kristin Marr


  • 2 gallons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons castile soap or less, or Sal Suds, see note under "Ingredient Notes"
  • 5 drops pine essential oil or tea tree essential oil, or your preferred essential oil scent


  1. Add the hot water to a bucket, then the liquid castile soap and essential oil. Gently stir the ingredients together (you don’t want a ton of bubbles).

Recipe Notes

To Use: Dip a mop into the solution, then mop the floor. Do not saturate the floor while mopping. Once the floor is clean, discard the dirty water and fill the bucket with 2 more gallons of hot water (no soap this time), wipe the floor with the mop and clean water.

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