Floor-shine products apply a protective layer to flooring while adding a polished appearance. Most commercial floor-shine products coat the floor with a thick, waxy substance. In addition, many commercial floor shines require an electric buffer to remove the product when it is time to polish your floors again. According to the book, "Homemade," from Reader's Digest (2008), you can make your own floor shine for a fraction of the cost of commercial products. Homemade floor shine will not coat your floor in waxy layers, and you can mix them in a matter of minutes with household products.
Combine lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Shake well to mix all ingredients. The acidity from lemon juice and apple cider vinegar will lift away any built-up oil or debris from the floor. Additionally, the lemon juice will give the floor shine a fresh scent. The olive oil will moisturize and polish, while the rubbing alcohol expedites the drying process.
Sweep your floors clean of any loose dirt before using the floor shine. Polishing your floors with debris present will only grind it in farther.
Spray the floor shine onto a soft cloth or rag until the surface is wet, but not soaked. Alternatively, you can spray the floor shine directly onto your floors.
Use the cloth to polish the floor. For hardwood floors, rub in firm, back-and-forth motions, following the grain of the wood. For tile, linoleum, or any other hard flooring surface, polish in small circles.
Repeat the process of dampening the cloth and polishing until you have finished the entire floor.
Store any remaining mixture in your refrigerator.