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    leigh.drewett@ntlworld.com
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    I tried a new recipe for floor cleaner

    1/3 stardrops (kind of like dishsoap)

    1/3 white vinegar

    1/3 water

    But it has left a sticky residue on my kitchen tiles and dining room laminate.

    I know a 50:50 water vinegar will sort it out but am in need of another recipe

    as dh whines about the vinegar smell.

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    Liss
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    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">>>1/3 stardrops (kind of like dishsoap)
    1/3 white vinegar
    1/3 water<SPAN class="188294100-09072008"><<
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">OyVEY!! That sounds Mighty Strong!
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">Here's what I use, fill your mop bucket 2/3 full of Hot water. Add 8-10 DROPS of dawn dishsoap and 1 c. White Vinegar. Stand on an old raggy (clean) towel. As you mop, drag your feet (careful you don't fall!) and dry the floor to prevent any streaks.
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">This is what I use on our hardwood floors and tile floors. This is also what I used when I had Laminate floors (Pergo). To add a scent, you could add 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Lemon oil works well, tea tree doesnt smell so good with the light vinegar scent.
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">But hey, no one seems to be able to notice the vinegar scent in the air after I scrub the floors here.
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">
    <SPAN class="188294100-09072008">~Liss



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    Wendy
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    I did a quick search for floor cleaner recipe and found a great site: http://www.stretcher.com/stories/03/03nov17a.cfm

    The baby shampoo recipe sounds like it would smell good and get dh outta your hair!


    .......Wendy.......
    -------Original Message-------


    From: leigh.drewett@ntlworld.com
    Date: 7/8/2008 10:47:44 AM
    To: Yahoo budget 101; Yahoo Clever homemaker; Yahoo Fly budget home; Yahoo Frugal folk
    Subject: Budget101.com : Floor cleaner help




    I tried a new recipe for floor cleaner
    1/3 stardrops (kind of like dishsoap)
    1/3 white vinegar
    1/3 water
    But it has left a sticky residue on my kitchen tiles and dining room laminate.
    I know a 50:50 water vinegar will sort it out but am in need of another recipe as dh whines about the vinegar smell.
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    leigh.drewett@ntlworld.com
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    Thanks wendy will check it out later when I can get up on pc.

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  5. #5
    leigh.drewett@ntlworld.com
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    The smell goes well after it dries but so as long as I mop during the day it is

    fine. Don't know about the lemon as I hate the smell of that as much as he hates

    the vinegar. May see if I can get a lavender oil or something though.

    I always worry about mopping my floors with a traditional mop and bucket as

    worry it will get too wet.

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    Jan Bonilla
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    When I moved into my apartment the tile floors were horrible. They

    were 'clean' yet just so much dirt built up they looked horrible. I

    tried so many things to clean them. Bleach, comet paste, and other

    cleaners. I then had to clean a accident my cat had on the floor and

    grabbed the first thing in reach and tried it. It worked MIRACLES!!!!

    It was bathroom cleaner. The scrubbing bubbles. Put that on and let

    it set just as you would let it set in your tub then get down and

    scrub it. Boy did it rip out all that set in dirt and scum. Hope

    this helps.



    On 7/8/08, leigh.drewett@ntlworld.com <leigh.drewett@ntlworld.com> wrote:

    > I tried a new recipe for floor cleaner

    > 1/3 stardrops (kind of like dishsoap)

    > 1/3 white vinegar

    > 1/3 water

    > But it has left a sticky residue on my kitchen tiles and dining room

    > laminate.

    > I know a 50:50 water vinegar will sort it out but am in need of another

    > recipe as dh whines about the vinegar smell.

    > ------------------

    >






  7. #7
    den2462002
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    Years ago I was a Watkins rep, and I still use their concentrated liquid

    cleaner, which I believe

    is a coconut oil based cleaner. I have psoriasis, and my mom got it very badly

    and had to go

    on chemo. I try to take extra care now to use gentle cleaners - why should you

    breathe or

    have rough chemicals around you? It is not cheap, but it makes a lot, I buy a

    large bottle

    every couple years, and use it on walls, floors, appliances, etc - I have saved

    quite a bit of

    money by usually forgoing the Pergo cleaner on my Pergo floors, and spraying the

    Watkins

    cleaner (mixed with water in a spray bottle) on the floor, and wiping it clean.



    I am also playing now with using Seventh Generation and Ecover products, I love

    the Seventh

    Generation brown paper towels for general use - they are very tough for large

    jobs, and very

    absorbent - great for my animals messes from one elderly dog and 2 elderly cats,

    amd very

    messy me!



    Dennis in San Diego



    Watkins products are available from your local Watkins rep, or Watkins online -

    I normally

    wait until products are on sale to buy anything though.












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    leigh.drewett@ntlworld.com
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    Do you know if watkins is available in uk. Was the psoriasis link a coincidence?

    My dh is plastered in the stuff! Hence the super gentle washing powder and

    natural cleaners where possible.

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