Homemade Furniture Polish
Easy Homemade Furniture Polish
Stop wasting your hard-earned dollars on those commercial cleaners and polish. There are many multi-use products sitting in your pantry that will do a better job for pennies on the dollar!
Here are a few I like to use:
No Buff Furniture Polish
- 4 ounces of linseed oil
- 4 ounces of malt vinegar
- 40 sweet cicely seeds crushed and chopped or instead:
- 1 teaspoon of lemon oil and lime oil or
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of lavender oil and 4 drops of peppermint oil.
Pour the oil and vinegar in a jar and seal tightly, shake well. Then add the sweet cicely or the oils depending on what you choose, and shake again.
If you use the sweet cicely store in a warm place for a couple of weeks shaking daily, however if you use the oils it is ready for use right away.
Dampen a duster with the mix and use some elbow grease to rub it hard into the furniture. It polishes and buffs at the same time!
Easy Peasy furniture and floor polish
This one is a snap to make and is an old standby for me, as I nearly always have these two ingredients on hand. Yes that right just two common products!
- 1/2 cup of white vinegar
- 1 cup of olive oil
Combine the olive oil and vinegar, wet an old rag and apply directly to the floor or furniture. Then buff off with a dry rag. that’s it! the ingredients do not seem like a whole lot but it will cover an impressive amount of ground. The vinegar is a nice touch as it doubles as a disinfectant.
Personally I love the two recipes and both work phenomenal, I tend to prefer the overall performance and shine the No Buff furniture polish, however the simplicity of the easy peasy polish make it a very attractive alternative.
I tend to use the easy peasy on a more regular basis but keep I always keep a jar of the no buff on hand.
Wood Cabinet Cleaner
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 4 Tbsp. white vinegar
- 1 qt. warm water
- 2 qt. container with lid
- 2 soft cloths
Mix all of the ingredients in the container and shake it. Then to use, dampen a soft cloth with some of the mixture and wipe down the cabinets. Dry them with a clean cloth.
Wood Cabinet Polish
- 2/3 cup white vinegar
- 1/3 cup safflower oil
- soft cloth
First put the vinegar in your blender. While the blender is running, slowly add the safflower oil. Let the blender run until the mixture is emulsified
Lemon Furniture Polish
- denatured alcohol
- strained fresh lemon juice
- olive oil
In a screw-top jar, mix equal parts. Shake well before each use. Apply polish with a clean, absorbent, lint-free cloth, gently rubbing cloth over furniture.
Polish with a dry woolen cloth. Cover jar and safely store polish.
If you have any Homemade Furniture Polish recipes that you like to use, please add them in the comments section!