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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:

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.