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Homemade Olive Oil Furniture Polish

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This recipe for Homemade Olive Oil Furniture Polish is probably my favorite cleaning concoction to whip up at home. It's by far the easiest cleaning solution to make and has excellent results. While working through my KonMari Tidying list of spaces, I have also been giving areas of my house a thorough clean. I love this olive oil furniture polish and have had great results thus far.
Time: 3 Minutes Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
  • homemade olive oil furniture polish, cleaning tips
Note: This recipe is best for furniture with an oily, non-glossy finish. Do test on a small section of furniture first as it may leave a cloudy haze on fine antiques, depending on the finish.
Ingredients:
2 c. olive oil
1 lemon
  • homemade olive oil furniture polish, cleaning tips
Directions:
Whisk together olive and the juice from 1 lemon. Using a clean microfiber or polishing cloth, gently rub into furniture. Rub less gently for a true shine!
  • homemade olive oil furniture polish, cleaning tips
This recipe is adapted from "Healthy Child Healthy Word: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home."

To see more: http://www.cleanandproper.com/homemade-olive-oil-furniture-polish/

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Aug 26, 2015

    Good to know!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Aug 26, 2015

    Thank you for the helpful tip! Clipping.

  • Sumada
    Sumada Cincinnati, OH
    on Aug 31, 2015

    how long does it keep?

    • Candace
      Candace Denver, CO
      on Aug 31, 2015

      I use this and it gets fuzzy and molds after a few days here in Colorado. I make a small one day batch 1/2 c olive oil and 1/2 lemon to clean and polish. It works great!

  • Lori Stevens-Nicholas
    Lori Stevens-Nicholas Shawnee, KS
    on Aug 31, 2015

    I just used equal parts olive oil and vinegar to hide where my daughter scratched her name into my secretary desk. It worked like magic.

    • Candace
      Candace Denver, CO
      on Sep 3, 2015

      I tried this using the vinegar in place of the lemon and it turned out so much better than the lemon.. My furniture looks amazing!! Thanks!

  • Brigitte
    Brigitte Princeton, TX
    on Aug 31, 2015

    I use vinegar and olive oil, too. Works great! I used a recipe I found on Pinterest, there's probably thousands. I'm going to try this, too, my hubby always complains about the vinegar smell. He'd like lemon a lot better! :)

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