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This homemade Pine-Sol cleans well and only has three natural ingredients – water, castile soap and essential oil.

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Homemade floor cleaner

*Updated: March 13, 2020

There are a couple of commercial products that I miss deeply and Pine-Sol is one of them. I don’t use it because of some of the ingredients that it contains. That’s why I had to come up with this recipe for homemade floor cleaner with pine essential oil that is similar to Pine-Sol.

You can find more info about the ingredients in Pine-Sol HERE, as well as the rating it receives (by the EWG – Environmental Working Group).

Homemade face cream

As a side note, the other product I really miss is Noxzema. So to make up for that, I made my own homemade face cream (cold cream) that is as similar to Noxzema as possible using minimal natural, non-toxic ingredients.

Anyhow, back to my homemade floor cleaner.

I make my recipes as simple as possible, and this one is no exception. This diy floor cleaner is great for all types of floors. With a small tweak, it is great for wood floors as well.

Alternative recipes

If you have wood floors, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil for a shine and a polish.

The recipe calls for lemon or lemongrass essential oil however, you can omit these essential oils and just add pine essential oil if you like.

Homemade Floor Cleaner – Homemade Pine-Sol
  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 2 tbsp citrus castile soap
  • 16 drops pine essential oil
  • 8 drops lemon or lemongrass essential oil)
  1. Add hot water to a bucket.
  2. Pour in castile soap (pour in olive oil first if using).
  3. Add essential oils.

Where I buy my ingredients

I am very frugal. My mom taught me well. I always hunt down the best products for the best price. Here is a list of what I used and where I bought it.

  1. Citrus castile soap – local grocery store (Superstore)
  2. Pine essential oil – Amazon
  3. Lemon essential oil – Amazon

Please share if you know someone who would love this recipe. Thanks! 🙂

Do you have a homemade floor cleaner recipe that you love? Is there a non-toxic store-bought brand that you like? Share your comments below.

I wish you health and happiness,


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