DIY: How to Refill Your Swiffer Power Mop Containers

The Swiffer Power Mop is a great new addition to the Swiffer lineup. It’s more powerful than the Wetjet, and I find that it cleans better.

The best news, though? It’s super easy to DIY refill the bottles on this little cleaner–much easier than refilling a Wetjet bottle.

Here’s a video walking through my process.

Note: Creating your own cleaning detergent or refilling it is all at your own risk and may void your Swiffer warranty or damage your floors. It works great for me, but YMMV!

Step 1: Empty the Swiffer Power Mop Bottle

First, make sure to use up all the cleaning solution in the bottle. Once it’s completely empty, simply press the eject button on your Power Mop to remove the bottle.

You can also ask a friend to keep their empty bottles. Or you can dump out the cleaning solution from a fresh bottle, but that’s not great for the planet!

Pop out the old bottle

Step 2: Remove the Lid

With the empty bottle over a sink to catch any drips, twist the purple lid counterclockwise until it pops off. Keep the lid safe as you’ll need it again later.

In comparison to the lid on the Swiffer Wetjet bottle, which requires pliers to remove, this one comes off incredibly easily. Kudos to Swiffer for making this easier to remove.

Twist off the lid

Step 3: Fill with Your Cleaning Solution

The next step is to fill the bottle with your preferred cleaning solution. I personally like to use Murphys Oil Soap on my floors and would recommend a mild, eco-friendly alternative.

You can use whatever solution you want, though. You can even refill with plain water.


  • You can make your own solution using just water, lemon juice, and a little bit of baking soda.

Step 4: Measure and Mix the Solution

Refer to the back of your chosen cleaning solution for dilution recommendations. In the case of Murphys Oil Soap, a quarter cup is recommended for one gallon of warm water.

Given the size of the Power Mop bottle, which is about 750 milliliters, you’ll roughly need a fifth of a cup of the Murphys Oil Soap and the rest will be water.

Make sure to mix the solution slowly to avoid creating foam within the bottle.

Fill up the bottle with your solution of choice

Step 5: Replace the Lid and Ensure It’s Secure

Place the lid back on the bottle and turn it clockwise until it locks into place. Once secure, gently invert the bottle a few times to mix the solution without creating bubbles.

Step 6: Test Your DIY Refill

Fit your homemade refill back into the Power Mop with a firm push until it clicks. Now, all that’s left to do is give it a test to see if the solution sprays properly!

I’ve personally tested this process and found it to work exceptionally well, saving money and giving me a customized cleaning solution that I prefer for my floors.

Remember, it’s always good practice to test the solution on an inconspicuous area of your floors first to ensure it works well for you. Happy cleaning!

Key Takeaways

  • Use up the cleaning solution in the bottle before refilling.
  • Using a DIY refill for the Swiffer Power Mop cleaning solution is not officially supported by Swiffer and could void your warranty or damage your floors.
  • Murphy’s Oil Soap is a great eco-friendly cleaning solution to use.
  • Mix a quarter cup of Murphy’s Oil Soap with 750 milliliters of warm water for the refill.
  • Fill the bottle just a bit past the label and make sure to avoid creating bubbles.
  • Lock the lid into place and invert the bottle 10-20 times to mix the solution.
  • Test the refill on an inconspicuous place before using it.