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Recipe For Clean: Wood Floor Polish

When getting our homes so fresh and so clean, don't forget your floors! If you've assembled your home cleaning kit you'll have most of the ingredients for this Recipe For Clean. Use it to get your wooden floors gleaming.

Supplies

  • 1/8 cup paraffin wax
  • 1 quart mineral oil
  • 10 drops essential oil or lemon oil
  • double boiler
  • rag


To find out the steps for this DIY, just

.

  • Melt paraffin wax in a double boiler.
  • Add mineral oil and essential oil.
  • Apply to floor with a rag.
  • Let dry, then polish.

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Kat-PDX Kat-PDX 8 years
I love most of your posts, but two of the ingredients you listed (the wax and mineral oil) are both petroleum products that can cause health problems. Personally, I'd buy VOC free Danish oil or figure out a way to make my own if it was less expensive.
NiceDriveway NiceDriveway 8 years
I'm sorry, but so fresh and so clean phrase is really starting to bug me.
ahles ahles 8 years
How is this different from the old Johnson floor waxes, other than it likely smells better? Mineral oil is a by-product of making gasoline, and while it will soften previous applications of waxes, you're still just spreading the old wax/dirt goo around on the floor with fresh wax, yes?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Thanks Casa!
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