• amyk

Natural Care for Wood Flooring

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

I love the wood flooring in our kitchen and dining room. It would be nice to have it throughout our home as I like a lot of others am over the carpet style. Wood flooring just adds a nice feel to a room and can be updated with accent rugs much less expensively than carpeting over time.

Caring for wood floors is easy and can be done naturally so you don’t introduce harmful chemicals that could fade, discolor or hurt your flooring.

In my prior post I describe what I do for quick clean ups of the wood floors. Please check that post out here:

https://dragonspitapothecary.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/a-clean-house-with-pets/

For deeper cleaning and the times when a good mopping is necessary this too can be accomplished with a natural alternative.

I really love Murphy’s Oil Soap. This product is 98% pure and more natural than a lot of other floor cleaners available but there is still more that could be done when it comes to finding a natural floor cleaner that works well.

In my quest to find something compatible and effective I explored the Internet and my resource books on natural products. There are so many options but when you really look at the ingredients they are fragrance based chemicals that don’t really clean that well.

This receipe I have found works well, is not expensive to mix up and leaves a nice clean shine to my wood flooring.

In a sink of warm water add

  1. 1/4 cup white vinegar

  2. 1/3 cup Castille Soap

  3. 1/4 cup olive oil

  4. 30 drops doTERRA Lemon essential oil

Castille Soap is one of the best natural cleaners you can purchase for your home. Not only does it work well for dishes and cleaners but it also can be used for personal care to make soaps and body washes. I like the Dr. Bonner’s Castille Soap products because I can get unscented and scented versions. Additionally, it is not that expensive to purchase from Amazon or other merchants.

Lemon essential oil is a natural cleaner that breaks up dirt and lifts tough spots. It also has that clean smell we all enjoy that marks a room as freshly cleaned.

Mopping with this mixture is the type of clean I have to do at least weekly to recoup from high traffic and pets crossing my kitchen every day. This restores the shine, helps protect the floors and the ingredients are safe for everyone to walk barefooted.

Interested in more?

Swapping your floor cleaner is super simple and easy. You’ll realize incredible cost savings from this change as well.

If you have questions about the recipe or tips I describe in this post please reach out!

amyk@dragonspitapothecary.com

I use doTERRA essential oils in my home because I can trust their purity and standards for quality. When I changed cleaners in my home I wanted to makes sure I was actually changing them to something better and healthier for my family. doTERRA’s oils give me that commitment I can trust. If you would like to learn more or would like to purchase doTERRA please check out our website.

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