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Fun, Effective Floor Wash Formula

Fun, Effective Floor Wash Formula

If you’re like me, you don’t usually use the words “fun” and “washing the floor” in the same sentence. But when I discovered Annie’s floor-wash formula, it put keeping my floor clean in a whole new category. It uses one of the most effective microbe-busting ingredients known: Vinegar. But it also calls for a secret ingredient that makes the formula even more effective and gives it a heavenly fresh smell. And you probably have it in your kitchen cupboard.

Now that we’re not tracking dirt into the house with our summer-bare feet and the windows are shut for cooler weather, clean floors are important to me. This formula is completely safe for the environment, smells delicious, and really works. And the secret ingredient makes it fun to make and use. Get the great formula here:

1/8 cup liquid soap or detergent
1/4 to 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
1/2 cup strong peppermint herb tea (peppermint adds antibacterial qualities)

1. Combine ingredients in a pail or bucket.

2. Swirl the wash around until it is sudsy, then proceed to mop as normal.

3. Discard any unused formula.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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1:20PM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

Never thought cleaning the floor would be fun...but thank you for the info, will try it minus the peppermint tea (dont have any)

7:46AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

should smell good, too!

3:37PM PST on Jan 3, 2013


7:37AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

and where is the "FUN"????????????????????????????? unless YOU are cleaning my floor and I am doing my crafts :-)

1:37AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

No, Pollyanna, dear, however nice it smells,washing the floor is not "fun".

12:35AM PST on Jan 3, 2013


12:41AM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

Very interesting!

12:22PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Grazie Annie.

11:01AM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

This DOES sound like fun! Can't wait to try it and enjoy the aroma. Thanks Annie.

7:36AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Thanks for the info.

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