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How to Make Your Own Non-Rinse Mop Solutions

Things You’ll Need

  1. Ammonia
  2. Vinegar
  3. Johnson Baby shampoo


1 Johnson Baby Shampoo

Just place ½ teaspoon of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo in your container and fill with water (don’t try to use an off name brand – they streak!).

A small bottle of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo costs approximately $2 and will last you a long time!

2 Vinegar

I wasn’t surprised to see vinegar in so many recipes in the library or online but it did surprise me to see it used alone. It out cleaned 17 other cleaners as well. To me there were two hold backs to this being my favorite: 1) it leaves a smell in your house for a while; and 2) while vinegar rinses well and kills bacteria it doesn’t really have any cleaning properties (other than keeping your tubing clean from build up).

Use 4 ounces of vinegar to 28 ounces of water.

3 Cleaning Solution

2 tablespoons of ammonia, ½ cup of vinegar, ½ teaspoon of Johnson baby shampoo and fill the rest of the container with water. I came up with this combination while researching the properties of the different ingredients:

1. Ammonia is an awesome cleaner and spot remover

2. Vinegar kills bacteria, mold, and germs and it’s a great rinse agent

3. Johnson Baby shampoo smells good and seems to add a sparkle to the floor (don’t try to use an off name brand – they streak!).

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Another Variation of Floor Cleaner

1 cup Vinegar

1 cup water

20 drops Pine (or Lemon)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and you can put your own precut cloth wipes in the bowl or container for future use.  Or use it with a spray and mop.

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