Clean Your Floors Naturally With Baking Soda (5 Easy Steps) (2023)

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If you’re looking for a natural floor cleaner, then look no further. Baking soda is an excellent alternative to toxic store-bought cleaners.

In this article, I’ll teach you how to clean floors naturally with baking soda. It’s so simple and easy to do. I’ve been using this method for a while now. Mix a cup of baking soda in a bucket of warm water and use the solution to mop the floor.

Here’s the step-by-step guide.

Let’s start.

What you’ll need:

1 cup of baking soda
A mop
Warm water

Optional: Clean cloth

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Steps in Cleaning your Floor Naturally with Baking Soda

Step 1: Sweep or vacuum the floor

Don’t forget the first rule: Sweep or vacuum first before you mop. You want to remove any debris before you begin.

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Step 2: Make the Baking Soda Solution

Pour 1 cup of baking soda into a bucket of warm water. Mix well.

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Step 3: Start Mopping the Floor

Soak the mop into the bucket. Wring it out so that it’s not dripping wet, then start mopping the floor. Focus on sticky spots and stubborn stains.

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Step 4: Rinse the Floor

Mop again with clean water to rinse off any trace of baking soda. Do this step as many times as needed.

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Step 5: Wait for the floor to dry

You can use a clean cloth to wipe the floor if you want it to dry faster. Enjoy the clean and odor-free floors!

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Why use baking soda to mop your floor?

Baking soda is a natural cleaner and deodorizer. So you hit two birds with one stone.

Most importantly, you avoid being exposed to toxic ingredients found in a lot of cleaning products on the market.

Baking soda is non-toxic to pets too. That’s one less worry for us fur-parents.

Warning: Don’t use baking soda on hardwood floors, marble surfaces, and other natural stones. Baking soda is abrasive and may scratch those types of surfaces.


And that’s how to use baking soda to clean floors. I hope that you find this post helpful.

By the way, baking soda is also great for cleaning your air conditioner filter. Read the article if you have time.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

-Baking Soda Guy

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Can I use baking soda to clean all types of floors? While baking soda is safe and effective for many floor types, it’s important to avoid using it on hardwood floors, marble, and other natural stone surfaces. These surfaces can be sensitive to abrasives and may get scratched when cleaned with baking soda.
  2. Can I add essential oils to the baking soda solution for a pleasant scent? Yes, you can add a few drops of essential oils, such as lavender or lemon, to the baking soda solution to enhance the fragrance while cleaning. Essential oils also have natural antibacterial properties that can further boost the cleaning process.
  3. What should I do if there are tough stains on the floor that baking soda alone can’t remove? For tough stains, you can create a paste using baking soda and water, then apply it directly to the stains. Let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing it with a soft brush or sponge to tackle the stubborn marks.
  4. Can I use baking soda to clean tile grout lines on the floor? Yes, baking soda can effectively clean grout lines. Make a thick paste with baking soda and water, apply it to the grout lines, and let it sit for a while before scrubbing with a small brush or toothbrush to remove dirt and stains.
  5. Is it safe to use baking soda for floor cleaning if I have pets or young children? Baking soda is generally safe for homes with pets and children, as it is non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals. However, always keep your pets and little ones away from the wet floor during cleaning to prevent slips and falls.
  6. How often should I mop my floors with baking soda? The frequency of floor mopping with baking soda depends on foot traffic and the level of dirt and stains. As a general guideline, mopping once a week is sufficient for most households. However, high-traffic areas or spills may require more frequent cleaning.
  7. Can I use a steam mop with baking soda for better cleaning results? Yes, a steam mop can be used with baking soda for deep-cleaning floors. The steam will help loosen grime and dirt, while the baking soda adds a natural cleaning boost. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using baking soda with your steam mop.

Note: Remember to test a small inconspicuous area before using baking soda on any new floor surface to ensure compatibility and avoid any potential damage. 

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