I struggled with finding the right floor cleaner for years. I am very sensitive to fragrances and go into a sneezing fit if the fragrance in a cleaning product, shampoo, conditioner, lotion or other personal product is too strong.
These products often have chemicals like formaldehyde, parabens and phthalates that can trigger allergic reactions. Despite how sensitive I am to fragrances, I have never had a sneezing fit or negative reaction to essential oils. When I started working with essential oils, I tried many recipes to use as a household cleaner and found one in particular that cleans my floors like magic. I don’t have to worry about allergies when cleaning my floors anymore.
This floor cleaner leaves my floor spotless and my home smelling amazing. It is safe and effective to use on tile floors, wood floors and vinyl and laminate flooring. This recipe requires only three ingredients, it is environmentally friendly, and safe for your floors, family and pets. It is also is really low cost pricing out at cents on the dollar compared to commercial cleaners we can find at the grocery store.
Choose Your Essential Oil
For this recipe, you’ll want to pick your essential oil based on what you need. I more often than not use lemongrass or lemon in my mop bucket to clean my floors, but every now and then I change it up to get the energy moving in my home by trying a different combination. Lemon oil has excellent cleaning and disinfecting properties that make it a great choice for floor cleaning.
One I love is wild orange and peppermint because it gives the house an immediate mood lift. The citrus aroma from the wild orange and refreshing smell of peppermint boosts the happiness factor in my home instantaneously and I get plenty of compliments when friends and family walk in after I have recently cleaned with this combo.
- Lemon – disinfectant, removes bad odor
- Melaleuca – cleanses and disinfects
- Lemongrass – removes negativity in the air, cleanses
- Wild Orange – uplifting aroma, removes dirt, grime, bad odor, cleanses
- Peppermint – refreshing
- Purify Blend – cleansing blend with a citrus aroma
Essential Oil Floor Cleaner RecipePrint This
- 10-15 drops lemon essential oil*
- Bucket of warm water
- 2 cups white vinegar
Add all ingredients into a bucket of water.
Mix and use.
*Option to use lemongrass, melaleuca, wild orange, peppermint or Purify essential oil instead of lemon. Use warm water in mop bucket because it helps lifts dirt and grime better.
Cost Per Drop To Make Your Floor Cleaner
This is the price per drop to make your own essential oil floor cleaner using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils by doTERRA at wholesale prices. The range is for 10-15 drops per the recipe. You can always mix and match using half the number of drops for one oil and half of another and so forth. Making your own non-toxic household cleaner is very affordable.
- Lemon: $0.04 = $0.40-0.60
- Lemongrass: $0.04 = $0.40-0.60
- Wild Orange: $0.04 = $0.40-0.60
- Purify: $0.07 = $0.70-1.05
- Peppermint: $0.08 = $0.08-1.20
- Melaleuca: $0.08 = $0.08-1.20
View doTERRA Price Per Drop sheet for more info on my wholesale pricing of these oils.