DIY Surface and Floor Cleaner

Make a simple, natural floor cleaner, easily altered to any desired scent with just a few minor changes and essential oils.

| July 2018

  • Make a simple and natural floor cleaner with several interchangeable scents.
    Photo by Getty/artursfoto
  • “Whole Beauty” by Shiva Rose guides readers through daily rituals and natural recipes for lifelong beauty and wellness.
    Cover Courtesy Artisan Books

Whole Beauty (Artisan Books, 2018), by Shiva Rose, is a beginning guide for readers to learn natural recipes and daily rituals for beauty practices.  Rose encourages readers to begin on her path in order to grasp techniques, but she also encourages creativity and listening to intuition with the goal in mind to branch out on their own paths.  Ritual is at the heart of her book and her practices.  Readers can learn to honor themselves and enhance their well-being by drawing attention to details and the time commitment it takes for a successful beauty ritual.

 • 1/2 cup white vinegar
 • 1/2 gallon water
 • 2 tablespoons organic baking soda
 • Essential oils of your choosing
 • Glass spray bottle (you can also use plastic, but I prefer glass to avoid exposure to phthalates and BPA) or metal bucket

For a Citrus Version
• 10 drops of grapefruit oil
• 10 drops of lemon oil

For an Evergreen Version
• 10 drops of cedar oil
• 10 drops of juniper oil

For a Floral Version
• 10 drops of geranium oil
• 10 drops of lavender oil

1. Mix the vinegar, water, and baking soda in the spray bottle or bucket, and add the essential oils of your choosing.
2.To use, shake or stir well, then apply and wipe or mop clean.
3.Stored out of direct sunlight, it will keep for up to 6 months.

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8/14/2019 6:53:52 PM

I'm a Thieves kind of gal and there are recipes for that as well. Main ingredient~ white vinegar. The smell is superb, fresh, clean and a gift to the senses and has been around since the Black Plague. The smell of cloves is what enchants me.

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