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Homemade furniture polish

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Save the planet and your wallet with eco-friendly, homemade polish.lemon juice, water and olive oil to polish furniture

I don't use many store-purchased products to do my cleaning. I always end up with terrible migraines or my lungs hurt from breathing in the cleaning product. When I take the time and effort to make my own cleaning products, life suddenly gets much better and healthier, at least in the cleaning department.

Baking soda, lemons, vinegar, and salt are four items that can basically clean everything in your house, from countertops to clothing. I love making homemade cleaning wipes, knowing that when I use them, I will not suffer the consequences of cleaning. I also like to make my own homemade furniture polish, since, in my opinion, I get a better clean and a better shine with homemade polish.

Grab a lemon out of your fridge and squeeze the juice out of it. If you don't happen to have a lemon, then grab a container of lemon juice and pour out about four tablespoons into a small spray bottle. Mix the lemon juice with three tablespoons water and two teaspoons olive oil. Put the sprayer in the bottle and shake well. You now have an excellent homemade furniture polish. Anytime you want to polish your furniture, you should make a new batch, as the olive oil may become rancid if you only polish your furniture once a month. When I use homemade furniture polish, I use a soft terry cloth instead of paper towel. The cloth just seems to give a better shine to the furniture.


  • furnishings

    yes, chemical cleanser usually makes me sick. Instead I also like to use natural material to clean and polish my furniture. More info, pls visit http://www.made-in-china.com/Furniture-Furnishing-Catalog/Furniture-Furnishing.html :)

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  • sonseeker

    I have used vinegar and baking soda for cleaning off and on for 20-years. The past five years have found me dedicated to using this duo solely for cleaning needs. Indeed, their use may take a tad bit longer and there may need to be a little 'elbow grease' involved. I have set aside chemical cleaners and immediate gratification to be kinder to our indoor environment and to be active in creation care.
    Now, instead of using 'earth friendly' furniture care products, I am about to dabble in a self-made, natural product. I'm actually kinda excited about it! I will experiment until I find something satisfactory but can tell you right now that the lemon in this mixture sure does smell refreshing!
    Here's to a world worthy of leaving to our children and their children--- making a choice, one person at a time!

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  • Libbyc

    I use this recipe for polish, only I cut the oil down to 2 tablespoons. Works a lot better than the commercial spray or wipes.

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  • kllveda

    I've used all the natural make it at home recipes, let me tell you that these dont work all the time!!! I honestly DO NOT have time to be playing with vinegar and baking soda but i have asthma & must clean with NO chemicals this is what i use! http://www.shaklee.com/karlalloyd

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