A BIG thank you to the Day care lady!!! We clean homes for a living.
Needless to say, we come across some GUNKY floors. This floor cleaner has replaced our expensive professional cleaner. Not because
of the expense but because it works better. Plus, its alot less toxic! WONDERFUL FLOOR CLEANER!!!!
Great! I used this on my porcelain tile floors with my Hoover FloorMate. It took away the last-nights-dinner smell from my kitchen, and my tiles feel clean on my bare feet!. The FloorMate puts the dirty water in a separate tank and it was gross and dark, so you can tell it worked well (I live alone and never wear shoes in my house---so I was surprised how dirty it was). Next time I will probably use less dish soap, more vinegar, and maybe a drop of essential oil for a fresh smell!
Today was the day I pulled all the appliances away from the walls so heavy duty cleaning was called for. This worked really well at a fraction of the cost of commercial cleaners. Thankyou for posting. Mady for My 3 Chefs tag.
I really liked this floor cleaner. Especially since I had everything on hand. Also, I like that it's not toxic. Have no problem putting the kids to work with this one:)
I am currently pregnant and did not want to use a floor cleaner with a lot of chemicals. I was very happy to find this one however I did not have any washing soda on hand. There is an easy way to turn baking soda into washing soda. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spread baking soda on a pan and bake for about 30 minutes. You can tell when baking soda turns into washing soda when it turns grainy, dull, opaque and does not clump together. (The recipe for washing soda comes courtesy of Penny from pennilessparenting.com). I added Sweet Orange essential oil to the floor cleaner and wouldn't change anything else! This floor cleaner does require an extra mop with just clean water due to the washing soda. Thank you Daycare Lady :)
So glad I happened among this recipe! I filed this away (via Pinterest) and pulled it out when my fiance and I purchased a foreclosure that had years of built up dirt and gunk and then had sat vacant for 2 years. I'm also pretty sure they had a commercial deep fryer or something in that house because the grease in the kitchen was so thick. This cleaner cut through it like it was no big deal. I ended up using it to also wash the walls and ceilings in the entire house and the kitchen cabinets too. Due to the fact we had no working hot water heater, I had to heat water on the stove. I found that the hotter the water, the better I felt like it worked. I heated to a boil and then let it cool a few minutes. I also appreciate how cost effective this was. Due to the level of dirt, we had to change the water frequently. We went through probably 40 batches but it was no biggie since it cost just spare change to make. Thank you so much for sharing this! You made a very big and un-fun task more manageable.
Housework!!! I let my husband do it while I play with my laptop.
I do agree that this floor cleaner works well, however do be careful when mixing the ingredients. As I was mixing a batch some of the washing soda puffed up out of the bucket and before I could move back I inhaled it causing VERY serious damage to my lungs. I've been hospitalized and on steroids for over a month because the air sacs in my lungs were collapsing as well as various other health problems from it. If your going to use/try this cleaner it may be a good idea to wear a mask, gloves and use in a well ventilated area.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I purchased Rejuvenate Restorer Floor Finish and what I mess I have! The floor looked good for a while.. then.. alas. NOTHING was removing this from my kitchen floor until I found this! And how easy too! Now to start all over with my dull floors... any suggestions for that?!? LOL! Thanks again!
I'm so disappointed to report it didn't work for my laminate. Nothing works for my laminate. At least it was cheap and non toxic. Still left a film. Had to do the floor 4 times. Sadly that's my life with this laminate floor. There is always a film left on it, no matter what I use, and I've tried them all. I've also tried every mop out there including the floormate. It's hopeless.