Homemade Cleaning Products: Floor wash

For floors clean enough to eat off of, try out homemade floor wash.

If you have 30 minutes

Vinegar is a safe, nontoxic antiseptic that you can let dry on nearly any type of flooring including linoleum, vinyl, tile and wood. The castile soap offers just enough detergent to dislodge stubborn dirt.

Prep: 2 min.

Cost: 25¢

Yield: 2 gallons



  • Measuring cup
  • 2-gallon bucket
  • Mop



  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • ½ capful liquid castile soap
  • 2 gallons warm water



Add vinegar and soap to bucket, then add water (stopping about 7 inches from the top). Swish with mop to mix. Wring out mop and wash floors, but don't get them too wet. Let air-dry—no rinsing necessary.