All natural furniture polish and cleaner? YES PLEASE!

All natural wood polish? Yes please!

Having the heart of a hippie & being cheap I often look for home cleaning products that I can make from what I already have around the house.
Plus the less chemical crap we use the happier and healthier we are!

So after scouring the internet for all of about 2 minutes I found a few recipes that caught my eye.


As per usual with me I generally pick and choose from two or three recipes and then hybridize them to make something new, because that is how I roll.

Since we moved to Las Vegas we have gained a few pieces of furniture from my parents house - most were in need of some serious cleaning and moisturizing (kinda like our skin).

What I made...
There were quite a few recipes for basic dusting, but I wanted something a wee bit more intense especially since they will now be residing is such an arid desert climate.

Super Rich Furniture Cleaner and Polish

  • 2T coconut oil (I like a less refined oil that retains some of the yummy coconut smell)
  • 2T olive oil
  • 1/3C white vinegar
  • 1/3C water
  • quick squirt of dish soap
That's it. Mix it up a bit and dip a rag in and go to town.
I was really surprised and impressed how well it cleaned and left the wood so much more alive looking.
You can add a few drops of lemon essential oil if you would like, but I was too lazy to go get my oil and it was glorious even without the oil, but either way works.
The ingredients.
The creation.

Here is a picture of the bookcase I was cleaning. I don't know much about it other than it has been at my parent's house for as long as I can remember so at least 35+ years.
The bookcase before.

 Here is the bookcase immediately after I wiped it down with the mixture. What a difference!

The bookcase immediately after.
I took this picture 24 hours later without any additional applications.
I used the same polish on several other pieces and have been just as tickled with how they have all turned out. 
Since this recipe is richer in oils I most likely won't use it to clean every time, but I will use it regularly to keep the wood nourished and healthy.
Thank you to Brittnay Thomas at The Pistacio Project for the initial inspiration! Keep up the amazing work.
Have you made your own furniture cleaner or other cleaning product? What is your favorite?

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