This recipe works GREAT! It's now my go to cleaner. It's great on laminate floors, windows, mirrors. I use it to wipe down everything in the kitchen. I've got a 32 oz spray bottle so I mix up 1 cup each of the water, alcohol, vinegar. I also add 10 drops each lemon and lavender essential oil. and 6-10 drops dishsoap. (right now I'm using Costco's Kirkland) I think the next time I mix it up though, I'm going to use either Everclear or cheap Vodka. Both are food based alcohols. Vodka is a great deodorizer also. For me, it's more about being chemical free and green vs. just inexpensive.
This worked really well with my dustmop... but my house REEKS of alcohol now. I'll keep using it, but I'm going to add some more water, and when I make more, I'll use less alcohol... It could be that my alcohol is the super potent kind (why pay for water?). This didn't cut it on my windows, however, so gonna stick to Windex for that. Thanks for the great idea tho... We have laminate in the kitchen, living room, utility room, and hallway so the wet cloths are not economical.
I HAD to try this after reading the reviews. WOWEEEE! I used it on my stove. I only wish I could get the bottle from my Swiffer open to dump that garbage out and put this in (I think they changed the style of their bottles). No sweat, I'll use it the old fashion way. Thanks SOOOOO much for sharing this ATLFITGIRL!!
Very effective and economical...great recipe!
LOve this stuff! Not only did it clean the floors I did the whole bathroom, mirrors, painted woodwork, trim, glass shelf. Worked like a charm! Now no more chemicals or heavy duty scrubbing. I used a piece of newsprint as well insted of paper towel, no lint left on the durfaces. PS- alo helped get rid of many hard water spots on shower doors. Some scrubbing needed for the stubborn ones but no more than regular cleaner. Thank you. I did not use essential oils as I did not have any but the vinegar smell dissipates quickly, and I don't mind the smell helps to refresh the whole house.
I'm impressed! With a new baby I'm always looking for non toxic cleaners and from now on this will be the one I use! I just got done scrubbing my kitchen floor, microwave and stove with it. Everything is sparkling. I didn't have any lemon oil so I used tangerine. The sent is very mild and there is no greasy build up at all. Thank you so much for sharing.
I used to buy the Pergo laminate floor cleaner, but I tried this and it works just as well for a fraction of the price!
I can't believe I haven't rated this yet. I am getting ready to make my second bottle of this miricle cleaner. I love it! So economical. It does such a wonderful job. And each time I make it, I am going to try different essential oils. Last time was lemon, this time I think I will try eucalyptus. Thanks so much for this recipe.
Love this cleaner. Having been using it for months to clean wood floor. Hope to try to use it this spring to wipe down wood cabinets and clean them. Much better than what have bought in store.
All I can say is WOW! Truly amazing results. I have tried many different floor cleaners for laminated wood and have always been dissappointed with the streaks and residue build up. Now I can save money and have clean floors!! It worked perfectly, no streaks and look as clean as they did when i first bought them....THANK YOU A MILLION for sharing