This worked pretty well. I did not have the oil drops, but will try next time. I used Dawn antibacterial soap. Thanks for an inexpensive cleaner.
This works great - I've been using it for about a year now and will never go back to other cleaners or different recipes. Instead of using essential oils I buy Dr. Bronners soap, usually mint and it takes care of the essential oil quotient for me. My 4 year old daughter can even help me clean without fear of red eyes from the chemicals.
Made this as directed. Didn't measure organic castille soap, just added a 'splash' same with some orange eo. Worked fantastically!!
I have had this recipe save for awhile. I only wish I would have used it before now. LOVE this stuff. Before using it on my floors, I cleaned my countertops with it. I usually have to scrub or bleach the coffee stains left by my DH every morning. This cleaned my countertops with such ease and no scrubbing. My kitchen floor looks brand new. My dogs have a habit of slobbering when eating their treats. For whatever reason, the slobber spots are usually hard to remove. Not with this cleaner! Once sweep and gone. I almost can't wait for spring cleaning, as this will be my go to cleaner for just about everything. Thanks!
Love this stuff, so glad I decided to try it. I did have to make a few changes just because of what I could find here in Trinidad. No borax, so added powdered Oxyclean and no oils as haven't found those yet. But Oh My, this stuff is awesome. Our Apt. here has all tile and marble floors and they get dirty so easy. Well this stuff cleaned them with no trouble and best of all no streaks and no rinsing needed. I even used it on the outside tiles on the balcony with great results. The other thing so good about trying this recipe is that it got me motivate in getting all these floors cleane which was WAY overdo. I didn't even miss the oil as loved the clean smell of the vinegar (though I can't wait to get some and try that too) Another added bonus that I didn't expect was when emptying the bucket after I wiped down the laundry room sink found it'd cleaned that too. WOW what a plus. Made for "Help a Naked Recipe Game"
My only complaint is that the Borax didn't dissolve easily, so I had to mush it up in the solution. However, I've been mopping with vinegar, water, and a couple of drops of dish detergent. I thought my floors were clean. After using this borax solution, my mop water was so brown! So either my floors were filthy or the mop was. Left out the essential oil, but used peppermint Dr. Brommers.
I loved this combination and it worked wonderful for my hardwood kitchen floor. I was babysitting my DD's puppy, Whinnie. She is famous for missing her pee mat and for pooping on my floor (luckily she doesn't hit the carpets!!) I used this with a couple drops of Orange essential oils. My kitchen definately took on a nicer smell than doggie smell!!! I will do this one again!! Thanks for the posting!!
Great stuff... used on my ceramic tile and worked really well. I did not have any of Doc Bronners soap on hand so I used some Palmolive Free and clear with a few drops of lavender essence. I think I will try a citrus or mint next time as I will be using this keeper a lot. Thanks!
I prepared this as directed, not using the essential oils. I used Murphy's Liquid soap and 20 Mule Team borax. I only though my floors had a good shine before using this. I was amazed at the difference after using this. They even felt cleaner. I love the fact that it uses ingredients that I keep on hand, so I can clean with this anytime I choose without going to the store. I will be using this from now on to clean my floors. Thanks for a keeper!