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Homemade Furniture Polish is a Great way to Go Green and Save Money

A great way to condition your furniture and keep it free of dust at the same time is to make your own Furniture Polish. I didn’t like the harsh chemical smell of the store bought furniture polish, so for years, I used only soap and water to clean the dust off of my furniture, then one day I noticed that one of my tables was starting to show signs of aging much faster than I thought it should. So I started making my own conditioning furniture polish. It is so easy and cheap, I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner!

There are several recipes that I use depending on my mood when I make it. The best part about these recipes are that they are all natural and an easy way to go green at home!

I like to use the spray bottles that have measurements on them and mix everything right in the bottle and shake it up.

Basic Furniture Polish:

Add 3 parts Olive Oil and 1 part Vinegar to your spray bottle and mix well. If the mix separates in between uses, give it a quick shake to re-mix it. The vinegar smell will disappear when it dries out.

Lemon Furniture Polish:

Add 3 parts Olive Oil and 1 part Lemon Juice to your spray bottle and mix well. If the mix separates in between uses, give it a quick shake to re-mix it.

Citrus Scented Furniture Polish:

Add 3 parts Olive Oil and 1 Part Vinegar with several drops of Lemon or Orange Oil to your spray bottle and mix well. You can use more or less, depending on how strong you would like it to smell after it dries. If the mix separates in between uses, give it a quick shake to re-mix it.

Herbal Scented Furniture Polish:

For an Herbal scent, simply mix the furniture polish as directed above in the Citrus Scented recipe, but add your favorite herbal scents. My favorite to use is Lavender Oil, but you can mix and match your favorite scents to personalize it just for you. You could try Sage, Mint, Sandalwood, or Vanilla, for example. If the mix separates in between uses, give it a quick shake to re-mix it.

Seasonal Scented Furniture Polish:

For a fun summery beach scent, you can add coconut oil or for a Christmas Holiday scent, you can add clove, cinnamon or pine oil. You can also purchase mixed scent oils, such as Rain, Spring Blossom, Crisp Linen, etc, at the same places you would find your favorite herbal scented oils. If the mix separates in between uses, give it a quick shake to re-mix it.

It is so much fun to experiment with all the different scents to accent your home with. Have fun finding the perfect scent for your home!

It is Tuesday…and that means another addition of Going Green Tuesdays over at Mommy’s Time. Hop on over and check out more Going Green Tips…Have tips of your own? Join her blog hop and share what you know.

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