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Let It Shine: Homemade Furniture Polish

Sep 9 2016 - 1:00pm

If you've got wood furniture that needs a bit of buffing, then instead of reaching for that sticky stuff in the spray bottle, make your own homemade furniture polish [1] with ingredients you probably have in your pantry. It's like making a special salad dressing for your beloved wood furnishings. This helpful concoction cleans while nourishing tables and chairs [2], and it doesn't include waxy ingredients that create unwanted buildup.

What You'll Need:

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients along with a measuring cup and funnel. For the container, you can repurpose a small plastic squeeze bottle or pick one up at your local craft store.

  1. Measure and add the olive oil to the container. Do the same with the vinegar [3]. Olive oil nourishes your wood furniture, and vinegar helps clean and refresh.

  1. Cut a lemon in half, and squeeze half of the lemon into the oil and vinegar, which measures just about one teaspoon of juice. Lemon juice gently removes stains [4] from wood and helps moisturize.

  1. Shake the mixture before using. Apply a small amount to a soft cloth, and gently polish wood. Let it air-dry, or wipe and buff with a clean cloth. Store the homemade furniture polish in your refrigerator to keep it fresh for future use.


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