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.
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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