DIY Homemade Cleaners {Vinyl + Tile Cleaner}

Making your own cleaners can be fun and economical.  This series is all about must-have ingredients, recipes {free printable}labels {free printable}, and how to make homemade cleaners.  I mix this cleaner up when the vinyl floor in our mudroom needs a little extra cleaning.

Vinyl + Tile Cleaner

  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons castile soap
  • 2 Tablespoons washing soda
  • 10-20 drops essential oils

Mix in a bucket and wash with  mop or microfiber cloth.

A couple notes on homemade cleaners:  Generally vinegar and castile soap are not a great combination, but this ratio and with this amount of water, I have found that it is a great combination and adds a nice punch to a regular floor cleaner.  It’s a good idea to test any homemade cleaners in an inconspicuous spot to make sure that it’s safe on the surface you are intending to use it on.  Vinegar and granite and/or marble don’t mix – the acid in the vinegar will eat away at your granite and marble.

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Comments

  1. Wait, what is the difference between Baking Soda and Washing Soda?

    • I found it from pennilessparenting.com: The difference between baking soda and washing soda is water and carbon dioxide. Seriously. Baking soda’s chemical makeup is NaHCO3 (1 sodium, 1 hydrogen, one carbon, and 3 oxygen molecules). Washing soda’s chemical makeup is Na2CO3 (2 sodium, 1 carbon, and 3 oxygen molecules). When baking soda is heated up to high temperatures, it breaks down to become washing soda, water steam, and carbon dioxide.

      • Jennifer says:

        I couldn’t find washing soda at my small grocery store, so I looked it up online and you can make it by heating baking soda in the oven. Just google homemade washing soda.

  2. will this work on linoleum?

  3. I use a Swiffer Wet Jet to clean my floors and was wondering if I filled one of my empty bottles of the cleaning product with this, would it work?

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