wood floor cleaner diy

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Wooden Floor Cleaner: Combine equal parts white vinegar and water with a hearty portion of peppermint oil—I use around 20 drops. Add the mixture to a spray bottle and spray as you mop. For a heavy-duty mopping job, add a small amount of castile soap to a bucket of warm water and add peppermint essential oil. Added bonus? Mice hate the smell, so you'll keep unwanted critters away if you live in a mouse-abundant city like New York. You may want to swap out peppermint for lavender if you've got pets or babies who could be sensitive to peppermint.