Jul 8, 2013

DIY: All Natural Furniture Polish

Little by little, I've been ditching store bought, filled with nasty chemicals household cleaners to all natural, homemade ones. Why? Well for one, I like the idea of having a home free of chemicals and I've also found my homemade cleaners to work far better than the store bought ones!
Not to mention, I save a lot of mula. 

(Click here to see how I use vinegar around the home, and here for my homemade air freshener.)

My most recent change? My furniture polish!

Let me just get this clearly across... I LOVE THIS LEMON SCENTED FURNITURE POLISH!

Not only is it so easy and inexpensive to make, but you probably already have all the ingredients on hand.....and it works!

Here's the awesome beyond awesome recipe:
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil (you can use more or less, depending on how slippery you want it to be)
- any essential oil (I used 40 drops of lemon essential oil; you can use more or less, depending on how strong of a scent you're into)

The directions are easy: pour all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake, shake, shake!
*Always shake the bottle prior to using so all the ingredients get mixed.

Prior to making the change, I was using the Swifter Multi-Surface Furniture Polish. I really liked it, but didn't love it. I found it left streaks on my microwave and some of my furniture.

This one however, does not! It cleans so well and it has the perfect slip to it- not to greasy but also conditions the wood nicely.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, the divine lemon scent is a hoot to breathe in while cleaning! So invigorating! 

Here are a few before and afters:

No streaks on my microwave! 

Awesomely clean, huh?

I'm not sure how this cleaner would work on any other surface such as granite or other natural stone, but it did work nicely on my laminate counter-tops :)

So, what do you think? Is this a formula you would try? Or, do you already have your own? If so, please share!

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makeyourhomesing said...

Wow, I love this because you know what you're breathing in! I'd love for you to have you join us at the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! Here's a link if you care to join us: http://momstheword--livingforhim.blogspot.com/2013/07/six-things-to-do-when-dealing-with.html

Jessica said...

I love making my own cleaners! Definitely giving this a try! It's on my list for the week! Following you on Bloglovin!

Rasonda @ East Conolly Cottage said...

Ill have to try this! Pinning!

Sharon ~ Life After Empty Nest said...

I can't wait to try this Selene! "pinned"
I LOVE DIY Cleaners!!!

Caroline @ Stumbling Upon Happiness said...

I use almost exclusively all home-made/all-natural cleaners at home and this sounds great! I'm definitely pinning this. Stopping by from GingerSnap Crafts link party.

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Very nice! Thanks for linking to my Pin Me Linky Party.

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