June 30th, 2021 at 11:00 am

young woman mopping floor of her modern home with glass walls using a mop, bucket, and diy floor cleaner.

Life is already complicated enough, so let’s simplify floor cleaning. Get ready to declutter the cavernous depths of your kitchen cabinets and just hang on to a few simple, non-toxic diy floor cleaners that can work on a variety of flooring types throughout your home.

What ingredients go into these DIY floor cleaners? Here are a few of the best combinations, shared by our partners at American Home Shield:

Baking soda and vinegar

Almost every DIY floor cleaner recipe includes these two essential ingredients. Note that vinegar is acidic, so don’t let it sit on your wood and avoid using it on sensitive materials.

Baking soda, vinegar, and essential oils

This combo is just as powerful, but essential oils allow you to personalize your cleaning solutions, improve your mood, and offer and much better scent. Try lavender or vanilla first!

Borax and water

A versatile and effective natural cleaner, Borax has been used to clean since the 1800s. It has a host of other uses, and may become one of your most used household cleaners.

Liquid castile soap and water

Like Borax, liquid castile can be used to clean almost any type of floor and, as a bonus, it comes in many lovely scents!

Want to learn more about DIY cleaning projects and homeowner hacks? Visit the American Home Shield blog for more great tips!

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