Clean Living

How to Clean Your Wood Floors Naturally

If your hardwood floors are in need of a shine, try this simple and pure recipe that leaves nothing behind.

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Cleaning your home should leave it cleaner, right? 

Unfortunately, many conventional cleaning products actually pollute your home with the respiratory chemicals, hormone disruptors, carcinogens and aquatic toxins they contain. Instead, make your own version using just three all-natural ingredients.

Wood Floor Cleaner

  • 2 tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbspolive oil
  • 10 dropslemon essential oil
  1. In a spray bottle, combine all ingredients with 1 liter of hot water.
  2. Shake well.

Before using, vacuum or sweep floors. To use, spray floor evenly with wood cleaner, then follow with a damp mop. 

NOTE:If your hardwood floors are under warranty, be sure to follow specific cleaning instructions. Always do a spot test first to check compatibility with your floor’s finish. For another natural cleaning tip, try one of our favorite multipurpose cleaners

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Feeling Inspired? Try Making Your Own Glass Cleaner Too!

Get rid of the store-bought spray and learn how to make your own glass cleaner using a trio of natural disinfectants. Get started here! 

Kathrin Brunneris a Toronto-based nutritionist and yoga teacher. She has a passion for holistic living and is a super-avid DIYer who has created several lines of natural body-care products. Brunner teaches at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and has a private practice that offers a variety of workshops, corporate talks and yoga classes. Visit her website at