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Homemade Wood Cleaner

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We are going to learn how to make homemade wood cleaner recipes to help you keep your wood furniture and shiny.

Believe it or not, making homemade wood cleaner is not as hard as you might think and it also super affordable.

In my quest to increase the use of natural cleaners in my home I found the perfect homemade wood cleaner recipe that works for me.

Of course, there are many different wood furniture cleaners out there and I’ll be sharing some of those with you too.

3 Homemade Wood Cleaner Recipes

Homemade Wood Cleaner with Vinegar

A simple homemade wood cleaner is what I used to clean my wood furniture. What you are going to need for this homemade wood recipe are the following:

  • Spray bottle or mason jar (OK any other jar)
  • Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Olive Oil

Now, that you have gathered what you need to make this recipe let’s begin.

How to Make Homemade Wood Cleaner with Vinegar

I use this recipe for just about everyday use and its super simple to make.

Step 1 – Gather your ingredients.

Step 2 – Mix cup of water and cup of vinegar in the spray bottle or jar. I also use a mason jar.

Step 3 – Add the olive oil and essential oil if you desire and mix well.

Step 4 – Spray directly to the wood surface or cleaning rag and rub the wood surface clean.

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Using this Homemade Wood Cleaner

Remember to shake the bottle now and then to mix the solution again. You will see that the oil and water will start to separate.

Spray the hardwood area and wipe with a microfiber cloth or favorite cleaning rag.

Now that you know how to make homemade wood cleaner it is time to print the recipe!

Homemade Wood Cleaner with Vinegar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 cup of White Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Mix cup of water and cup of vinegar in the spray bottle or jar. I also use a mason jar.
  2. Add the olive oil and essential oil if you desire and mix well.
  3. Spray directly to the wood surface or cleaning rag and rub the wood surface clean.

Learn how to make homemade wood cleaner with apple cider and only two ingredients.

Homemade Wood Cleaner with Apple Cider Vinegar

To make homemade wood cleaner with apple cider vinegar you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

How to make Homemade Wood Cleaner with Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix all the ingredients in a jar and mix well. Use a rag to rub the wood surface.

Homemade Wood Cleaner with Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 

Instructions

  1. Mix in a jar.
  2. Use a rag to rub the wood surface.

How safe is vinegar to clean hardwood floors?

Now if you are asking if cleaning with vinegar and water is safe? We will answer this question and many others next.

Using vinegar and water to clean is super affordable and very safe for the environment. Many people continue to use it for these reasons and because it works. Vinegar and water seem to get the job done when it comes to cleaning your home.

Doing my research, I have found that you should not use vinegar and water to clean your hardwood floors. The reason why is because the combination of both may cause a bad effect on your hardwood floor.

What happens when you clean your floors using a homemade cleaner with vinegar and water it strips the chemical from the floor.

Remember that vinegar is a form of acid and may cause this effect on your treated hardwood floors.

So what do we recommend as a homemade hardwood floor cleaner?

How to make homemade wood floor cleaner with no vinegar and only 3 ingredients.

Homemade Hardwood Floor Cleaner

For this simple homemade hardwood floor cleaner, you are going to need:

  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Castile soap or Sal’s Sud
  • Favorite essential oil (optional)
  • Favorite hardwood cleaning tool (microfiber mop works too!)

How to Make Homemade Hardwood Floor Cleaner

Now to make this homemade hardwood floor cleaner.

Let’s begin!

Step 1 – Heat up the water. The water must be warm, I prefer pretty darn warm.

Step 2 – Grab a bucket and add the hot/warm water.

Step 3 – Add 2 Tablespoons of castile soap into the water

Step 4 – Add about 3 to 5 drops of essential oil.

Step 5 – Gently mix to avoid bubbles.

Step 6 – Your hardwood floor cleaner is done.

How to Use Homemade Hardwood Floor Cleaner with no Vinegar

Now use this hardwood floor cleaner with no vinegar.

Mop the floor by dipping the mop into the bucket and removing the excess water before moping the floor. Please do not over saturate the floor!

Next, once you are done empty the bucket and fill with clean hot/ warm water and mop the floor again.

Conclusion

Now that you know all you need to know about homemade wood cleaner you can now go and make your wood surfaces and floor clean and shine without worrying about ruining them or using harsh chemicals.

Your turn: We love sharing our homemade hardwood floor cleaner recipes with you now we want to know what are your tips and thoughts about it? What is your favorite natural wood floor cleaner? Share it with us!

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