I disappeared for a few weeks, “spring cleaning”, and I’m happy to report back with a gentle and effective formula for dusting and polishing finished wood surfaces. It’s super simple too (just be sure to use quality ingredients):
- Cut a lemon in half, and squeeze the juice from both halves into a non-metal mixing bowl
- Add a little olive oil and lemon oil to the lemon juice and stir vigorously to create an emulsion
- Voilà! 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!