Green cleaning with tea


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Who would have thought a pot of tea could do wonders for wooden floors?! If you’re looking for an eco-friendly way to clean floors, put the kettle on. A black tea solution can be used to clean wooden floors naturally.

The tannic acid in the tea helps to remove surface scratches in wooden floors. To give this a try, follow these steps below:

  • Add two tea bags to a litre of boiled water.
  • Allow the tea to cool to room temperature after which you can remove the tea bags.
  • Dip a soft cloth in the tea and wipe down the floors.
  • If required, give the dry floors a buff with a little olive oil of a homemade eco-friendly furniture polish.

Happy green cleaning!

This week’s eco tip is courtesy of Monique Warner at


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