When I was little, one of my favourite chores was polishing the furniture. Put in a little elbow grease and all of the tables and shelves looked fabulous! Plus, the smell of lemons was to die for. These days I still enjoy making my bookshelves shine (my books are kind of my most prized possessions). But I prefer to avoid the conventional stuff and opt for a homemade furniture polish.
Why would I make my own? For one, it’s super easy and works wonders! But I’m also concerned about my husbands asthma and my skin. That lemon smell I liked so much happens to be artificial… and fragrances do not blend well with asthma (and really aren’t good for any of us – I’m a fan of knowing what I’m inhaling). My skin has no issue telling me what it likes and dislikes either, and certain cleaners leave me with an icky rash, polish included. So I like to keep it healthy and simple! Which is why I love making this 3 ingredient homemade furniture polish. And now you can too!
Homemade Furniture Polish Recipe
3/4 Cups Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp Vinegar
15-20 Drops Essential Oil (I prefer doTERRA Lemon and/or Wild Orange Oil)
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whip until well mixed. Apply a dab to a soft cloth and use to polish wood furniture as needed. Store in a sealed jar.
In warmer weather, coconut oil will melt. But it still works wonderfully as a polish. Just be careful not to spill… I made this mistake once, but the wood floors looked quite lovely once I’d cleaned it all up! I like to think of it as a fail-win. Or maybe a fwin?
I hope you enjoy this homemade furniture polish as much as I do. Let me know what essential oils you’d like to add to yours. Any fwins to share? Excited to make your own polish? Share all that and more in the comments.
Health and love,
Thought of the day: We are capable of creating incredible things.
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