THE IDEA: This recipe is supposed to work on any floor and get rid of lingering smells:
* 1/4 cup white vinegar
* 1/4 cup washing soda or baking soda
* 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap
* 2 gallons warm tap water
DID IT WORK? Surprisingly, it seemed to work fine.
I was initially suspicious of this formula, because if there's too much dish soap in a formula and if you don't rinse it off, it can leave a sticky film that gets dirty really quickly. So after mopping both my wood floor and my tile floor and allowing it to dry, I was surprised that my floors just felt clean.
Smell-wise, this stuff did help with the stench of plant fertilizer in our storage room. What wasn't neutralized in the vinegar and baking soda reaction probably helps with this; in the future, I will probably add a few drops of rosemary and lavender essential oils.