Whether you are preparing to have guests over or just doing general cleaning, if you have wood furniture, you would want a furniture polish that both cleans the wood and brings out beauty of the wood. Many of the commonly used furniture polish not only introduce pollutants into your home and the environment, but also usually only coats the wood and not clean the grain of the wood.This can be accomplished without having to spend a huge amount of money on furniture polish. This article will guide you through the mixing ingredients hat you have at home to make your own environmentally friendly furniture polish. This home made furniture is very easy to make, and is safe for your little ones to help out.
Wood furniture can become dull looking over time. Furniture polish should restore your woodwork and furniture to the looks of earlier days. By making your own furniture polish, you save dollars at the store since the ingredients are items you already have at home. You will also doing your part to help the environment.
To begin, gather the following ingredients:
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 5 drops of any essential oils [Optional]
In a spray bottle or bowl mix the ingredients together. If using the spray bottle, shake the bottle well after all of the ingredients have been added. If the ingredients were mixed in a bowl, simply dip a soft cloth in the mixture, wring out excess liquid, and polish the woodwork and/or furniture. The vinegar cleans the wood while the olive oil nourishes the wood. The additional essential oil adds a delightful scent that is uplifting as you clean. This furniture polish is safe to place your fingers in, and give your nails a nice shine once done with cleaning.
You can make as much furniture polish as is needed. You want to try to keep the ratio of oil to vinegar to one tablespoon per quarter cup of vinegar. You can add more of the essential oil for a stronger aroma, but be sure to review all warnings associated with using essential oils. Enjoy your homemade furniture and woodwork polish. Please feel free to subscribe so that you can be notified when more green stories like this one is added.