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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.

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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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Homemade Cleaning Supplies: Granite Spray

by Emilie on April 29, 2013

Homemade Granite Cleaning Spray

We have super dark granite and it shows everything! I typically just clean it with vinegar and water but when I want to get rid of the streaks, the only thing we’ve found that worked was Granite Gold. It’s super expensive and never goes on sale so I was eager to try out a homemade version. For just pennies, I tried out the below recipe and it works great. I’m really impressed with how it leaves no streaks.

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I found these refillable 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.

Homemade Granite Cleaner Spray

I had all the ingredients at home already which made this a breeze. I used tea tree oil to cover the rubbing alcohol scent but you could use any essential oil. I think a lemon or tangerine would be wonderful! Just mix all the ingredients together in a bottle and it’s ready.  I doubled the recipe below to fill an entire spray bottle.

Homemade Granite Spray

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 2 drops dish detergent
  • 3 drops essential oil of your choice

We are planning on making a few other homemade cleaning supplies this month and we would love to hear your favorite recipes or natural cleaning tips.

Make sure and check out Melody’s recent post on how she made Homemade Dryer Sheets.

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