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Homemade Furniture Polish

Homemade Furniture Polish

This homemade furniture polish recipe is so simple you’ll wonder why you haven’t always been caring for your wood this way!
It is made with two simple ingredients I am willing to bet you already have on hand. Olive Oil & Lemon Juice.

Traditional wood polishes have a lemon scent, but one look at the ingredients and you may reconsider spraying it in your home. Household cleaners are a leading cause of Indoor Air Pollution.

This homemade furniture polish recipe will leave you with nothing but a natural lemon fresh scent and well conditioned wood.

Homemade Furniture Polish Recipe

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice – or about the juice from one lemon

If using fresh lemons – remove the seeds and squeeze into the olive oil
Combine both ingredients in a small dish.
Use a clean rag to disperse the polish evenly around your wood.

Homemade Furniture Polish

It’s worth noting this homemade furniture polish works best on wood that needs to be conditioned. If you have furniture that is finished with a shellac – dust with a damp cloth… no polish required.

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Done. It’s that simple to make your own homemade furniture polish.

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  • Annie March 16, 2012, 8:01 pm

    I have also heard that tea is good for staining wood :)  Yours is so much less messy though :)

  • Kendra @ Our Homemade Happiness May 6, 2012, 6:23 pm

    I make my own furniture polish too. I use 2 parts olive oil, 1 part lemon juice. Or sometimes I use vinegar instead of lemon juice.

    • Tania May 7, 2012, 12:49 am

      It’s so easy – anyone can really do it… and no trip to the store for cleaning supplies!

  • John Komp November 6, 2012, 11:36 am

    Love the recipe and the sentiment of simplicity.  But, and I’ve tried it, olive oil and vinegar (or lemon juice) do not mix!   Does this mean you are advising us to shake it vigorously and the use the concoction before the ingredients separate?  Please advise.  It would be best to have ingredients that actually mix together.  Thanks.

    • Tania November 6, 2012, 12:17 pm

      I typically make this in a small dish, then I apply it using a rag… the rag does the mixing for me… I swirl it around a bit and voila you have both ingredients on your cloth.

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