Natural Wood Cleaner & Polish

Natural Wood Cleaner & Polish

by Sarah on April 2, 2009

I disappeared for a few weeks, “spring cleaning”, and I’m happy to report back with a gentle andlemon effective formula for dusting and polishing finished wood surfaces. It’s super simple too (just be sure to use quality ingredients):

  1. Cut a lemon in half, and squeeze the juice from both halves into a non-metal mixing bowl
  2. Add a little olive oil and lemon oil to the lemon juice and stir vigorously to create an emulsion
  3. VoilĂ ! You have just made your own natural wood cleaner. In every sense of the phrase! You may want to transfer it to a more portable container; I just used it out of the bowl.

Grab a “soft cloth” (old rag) and you’re ready to go. Add a tiny amount of your mixture to the cloth and smooth it over your wood surface where you have dust or just want a natural shine and fresh scent. I tried it out on a cherry side table and was so pleased with the effect I proceeded to polish the entire living room floor. Give it a try today!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle April 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm

This works wonderfully and smells lemon-fresh! Thanks for this great recipe, I have definitely needed one for a while!

Michelle May 17, 2009 at 11:38 am

Making this again today! Love it, love it, love it!!!

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