Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cleaning With Vinegar

Since I have been loving my homemade counter top spray I decided I would look for another home remedy for my dirty floors. (I had tried the spray on the floor but the soap component made it kind of sticky.)
I looked online for a few different recipes but it seemed that I was missing at least one ingredient (usually ammonia.) I saw one recipe (if you could call it that) that suggested adding 1/2 cup vinegar to 1 gallon of water and using that and that alone to clean the floor.

Truthfully, I've heard of this before. I've always hesitated because once when I used vinegar to kill the weeds growing up between the bricks in my patio my husband said he felt like he was sitting in a salad bowl later that day. I've thought it might smell even worse in an enclosed space. I decided to add a few drops of essential oil. It worked GREAT! The tile floor in the bathroom is really clean, does not smell like a salad bowl and I didn't have to buy a single thing that I didn't already have to clean the floors. I'll be trying it on the kitchen tomorrow.


Catherine said...

Vinegar and water cleans windows beautifully as well. Use newspaper and you will never get streaks! Ooh I forgot mirrors can be cleaned with this as well and you will never see the film that you may get from papertowel!

Christine said...

Thanks Catherine! Those are great tips!!! I will try them!