Wood floors are the perfect meeting ground for dirt and germs that are tracked in from outside. To properly clean and kill the germs on the wood, a disinfectant may be used. Homemade non-toxic cleaners offer a less harmful substitution to many commercial home products and are often less expensive. Use a few common household items to create a non-toxic wood floor disinfectant cleaner.
Things You'll Need
- White distilled vinegar
- Pure peppermint oil
- Spray bottle
Pour equal amounts of white distilled vinegar and water into a spray bottle.
Add 15 drops of pure peppermint oil to the white distilled vinegar and water mix.
Shake the bottle to mix the vinegar, water and peppermint.
Store the bottle in a dry, cool, dark place such as a cupboard until you are ready to use it.
Tips & Warnings
- Test a small area of the wood floor with the homemade disinfectant cleaner to ensure no damage is done to the material.
- Photo Credit hardwood floor texture image by GoodMood Photo from Fotolia.com
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