DIY Wood Floor Cleaner

Today I’m going to share with you my super complicated, super secret wood floor cleaner. Actually it’s not complicated or secret, it’s really cheap and easy! All you need, to make this all-natural DIY wood floor cleaner, are these 4 items.

DIY wood floor cleaner - Ask Anna

  • Empty spray bottle
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Lemon essential oil

Start by filling the spray bottle 1/4 full with white vinegar, then add 3-6 drops of lemon essential oil (or more if you want it to smell more lemony).

DIY wood floor cleaner - Ask Anna

Fill the rest of the spray bottle up with water then lightly shake it to mix the ingredients. It’s that easy!

I use this wood floor cleaner when I use my hand mop and when I use my steam mop. I spray it on the floor in a small area (about 3′ by 3′) and then mop over it.

DIY wood floor cleaner - Ask Anna

I love this floor cleaner because not only is it super easy to make but it’s also very inexpensive!

DIY wood floor cleaner - Ask Anna

Do you have any DIY cleaning recipes that you love? Leave me a comment and let me know which one is your favorite to make!


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"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

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  1. Anne workman says:

    I love the smell of oranges so I use orange oil instead of lemon! They both smell wonderful!

  2. Geraldine Aldrich says:

    Wondering where you bought your mop? I would like to get one.
    Thank you.

  3. Barbara Eylers says:

    sorry messed up the first e mail,. I would like to purchase the blue mop you use on hardwood floors. Where can I purchase this? thank you

  4. AMANDA WILSON says:


  5. Hi Anna I just submitted to your blog. Will the floor cleaner for wood floors also work on laminate wood floors?

  6. christina says:

    We recently had hardwood installed and the installer told us not to use vinegar diluted or otherwise on hardwood as it damages the floor, as I use vinegar to clean almost everything I called the hardwood manufacturer and they also advised me to never use vinegar on the wood. as over time it is very damaging to the wood, it eats away at the protective coating and they also sent me a picture of samples of wood that had been repeatedly cleaned with vinegar mixture.and the damage was very apparent You might want to check into it some more,

  7. Where can I buy this?

    • Bethany Davis says:

      Hi, Pat! I’m Anna’s assistant, Bethany. If you are wanting to know where to buy the essential oils you can order them online here: Most health stores also carry essential oils but make sure to ask if they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Hope this helps!