Homemade Cleaning Supplies: Lemon Floor Spray

by Emilie on May 2, 2013

Homemade Lemon Floor Cleaner

We’ve been using a homemade solution on our floors for awhile now that is just 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water.  It works fine honestly, but it stinks and our basement floor gets super dirty and the vinegar/water wasn’t quite cutting it.  It’s the room where the kids use the bathroom, I do laundry, we all take off our shoes and we also keep our messy craft supplies.  You get the picture.

I adapted this recipe for a Lemon & Vinegar Spray Cleaner from a few different recipes I’ve seen around, and I love it! It smells great and the little bit of soap in it really gets the mud & dirt off our dark laminate floors without leaving streaks.


I found these refillable 28-ounce spray bottles at Dollar Tree.  They came in a bunch of different colors and so far they are spraying great! You can never beat $1 but if you don’t have a Dollar Tree near you, I did find a 3-pk of bottles at Amazon for $6.99 that are eligible for free Super Saver Shipping.

I had all the ingredients at home already which made this really easy to throw together. Just mix all the ingredients together in a bottle and it’s ready.  The below recipe fit perfectly in the 28-ounce bottle.

Homemade Lemon Floor Spray

Homemade Lemon Floor Cleaning Spray

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/8 cup dishwasher detergent
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Make sure and check out Melody’s recent post on how she made Homemade Dryer Sheets and also a Homemade Granite Cleaner that I am loving!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandra May 3, 2013 at 9:53 am

Does this cleaner ok for tile floors? Also does using vinegar bad for your septic tank sense moving out in the country I heard I shouldn’t be using vinegar at all down the drain?


Melody May 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Emilie said this will work great for tile! As for the septic question, I truly have no idea. I wish I had an answer for you!


Elaine February 25, 2015 at 5:26 am

Your site has helped me so much with getting and staying healthy…my new favorite is water with essential lavender for a home spray since we have 3dogs. There is nothing like a clean house to be proud of…whether others see what you have done or not, you know. Locksbottom Carpet Cleaners Ltd.


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