The only time my floors have ever looked this good is when they were brand new! It's hard to believe that it only takes four ingredients to make my floors look this good. Here, take a look-see:
Are you ready to see what I am using? Here it is:
Who knew... tea! Maybe I should restate that; I had no idea tea was useful for cleaning wood floors, did you? Not just any tea though. It has to be black tea. Take a look at this article HERE and you'll see what I mean.
Of course I couldn't leave well enough alone so I had to add some smell good (essential oils). I used Texas Cedarwood but you can use whatever you like.
The rest would be history except, the story doesn't end there. One of my mini me's (who shall remain name- less) just had to stir things up by pointing out that she found a wood floor cleaner on Pinterest that uses alcohol and she was curious as to how it would work. To which I replied: 'I am not using alcohol on my floors! How exactly is that suppose to shine my floors?' I'll admit, I was a little curious in spite of the fact that I was adamant I wasn't going to try the stuff. Well, curiosity got the best of me. Darn curiosity!
So guess what I did? You guessed it, I added this:
Curiosity actually worked in my favor this time and the best part is, it works great on my floors! Oh, did I mention how cheap it is to make this wonderful concoction? Here's the break down: Tea $1.98 for a box of 24 divided by 4 (bags) = .32 cents. Alcohol: $1.96 for 32 ounces divided by 2 (16ounces) = .98 cents. If I add in a few cents for the essential oil, which I purchased for $3.48 on sale, my floor cleaner cost me less than $2.00 for 1 1/4 gallons. I only use about 10 drops of the essential oils so I haven't even put a dent in it.
Now I can say the rest is history!
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