Eco Wood Polish (Just 2 Ingredients!)

3 Materials
$6
10 Minutes
Easy

I'm always looking for great eco cleaning products that are cheap, easy to use, and non toxic, and this homemade cleaner is the best furniture polish I have ever used. It's made out of liquid (fractionated) coconut oil and lemon juice.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials
I used liquid coconut oil and bottled lemon juice. The coconut oil is refined in a way so that it will never go rancid. I found lots of people online that just used olive oil, but i'm a big fan of fractionated coconut oil. Step 2: Mix Your Lemon Juice and Coconut Oil
I poured 1 cup of lemon juice and 1.5 cups of coconut oil into a bowl, but pouring them into a bottle that you could close and use later on is also a good idea. Step 3: Dip Your Cloth into the Polish
Make sure to dip the cloth through both the oil and the juice, as they will separate. If you put your polish into a jar, just give it a good shake before using it.
This table has been used for art projects by a bunch of kids and needed some love. Step 4: Wipe Your Wood Surface
Now, gust go over any nicked areas or stains. A quick wipe has your wood looking great again!
Feel free to let it sit and do an extra coat if your wood is really looking dull.
Not only is this quick and eco-friendly, it will leave your surfaces with a nice, fresh scent. Isn't this just the best cleaner for wood?!?!
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95 questions
  • Margaret Miller
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Great tip! Thanks for sharing.......... but is it suitable for all shades of wood? Dark and light?

  • Judith C
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Where do you find the fractionated coconut oil?

    • Debbie Burnside Kuntz
      on Jul 8, 2016

      I get it on amazon very inexpensive and sometimes called MTC oil also used to aid your metabolism

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      I got it on Amazon too! I've seen it in other stores but I think it's a seasonal item (although which season I have no idea).

  • Lyndee
    on Jul 8, 2016

    What is Liquid (fractionated) coconut oil, and where can I purchase it?

    • Sun5802441
      on Jul 8, 2016

      do a search on Internet. Just read this and that's what I will do.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      It's a process they use to remove some of the fats, it gives the oil a very long shelf life. So it won't go rancid. I got mine on Amazon.

  • Liz Arthur Graham
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Could you use this on your wood floors?

    • Janet
      on Jul 8, 2016

      I would try a small corner of your wood floor, and make sure it is not too slippery. I use a diluted water/white vinegar solution to clean my floors. They look shiny and nice.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      works great on wood floors. It's only slippery for about 15 minutes after putting it on then the wood absorbs all the oil.

  • Amanda
    on Jul 8, 2016

    can you use regular coconut oil?

  • SJ Hall
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Would this be too slippery for hardwood floors?

  • Alba Claire Shane
    on Jul 8, 2016

    What does fractionated mean?

    • Jan Walker
      on Jul 8, 2016

      I googled it...here is what I found...hope it helps you!! In a nutshell it’s a fraction of the whole Coconut oil, the Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) to be exact; the lauric acid is removed. Our Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT - Medium Chain Triglycerides) is made from the highest quality coconuts and has numerous applications from medicine, personal care products, and even some special diets.

    • Downtowne04
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Thank you Jan. You saved me from having to 'google' for the answer....lol

    • DeAnn Curbo
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Thanks also Jan! I, too was going to "google" the answer :)

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      It's a process they use to remove some of the fats, it gives the oil a very long shelf life. So it won't go rancid.

  • Roberta Good
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Can you use bottled or reconstituted lemon juice, or does it have to be juice squeezed from fresh lemons?

  • Barbara Snowden
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Where can you find fractionated coconut oil?

  • Terri
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Is this safe for pets to walk on ?

  • Beverly Boehm
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Would it be alright to use organic coconut oil and mix it with the lemon juice for one application?

  • Beverly Boehm
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Can I use my organic coconut oil?

  • Lau2847630
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Can you use this on stained wood or wood furniture that has been polyurethane?

  • JB Miller
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Can this be used on wood floors?

    • Gladigotyou
      on Jul 8, 2016

      you might try it in a small out of the way area & see if it's slippery.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      It works well on hard wood floors, it's a little slippery for the first 15 minutes till the oil gets absorbed in. SO be careful.

  • Kiva Haithcock Snyder
    on Jul 8, 2016

    How does this work on butcher blocks?

    • Lori
      on Jul 8, 2016

      I think it would work well since both ingredients are non toxic and food safe

    • Elisa
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Lemon juice and salt is a great way to clean cutting boards and butcher block counters

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Yes it works great on butchers blocks.

  • Jok7613982
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Would you use this on kitchen cabinets? Would it get rid of the greasy feel?

  • Vicki Riggs
    on Jul 8, 2016

    This sounds like a great idea. Does the lemon juice need to be fresh squeezed?? Is fresh-squeezed a better option than bottled lemon juice??

    • Ellen Ruighaver
      on Jul 8, 2016

      I dont think it matters ... of course, anything organic or "fresh" is going to be better than store bought ... just my two cents! ;)

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      In this case bottled is actually the better option. If you are using it right away you can use fresh, but make sure that there are no bits.

  • Elisa
    on Jul 8, 2016

    What is the purpose of the lemon juice? Does it do anything except at scent? If my cabinet is already clean why not just use the coconut oil?

    • Linda
      on Jul 8, 2016

      It cuts the dirt/ old plish buildup

    • Elisa
      on Jul 8, 2016

      But doing it together doesn't it keep the old dust & build up on the furniture? So shouldn't you clean first then seal and moisturize with the oil?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      It cleans but also helps the wood absorb the oil. If you use just the oil you will find that the wood will have an oily buildup that attracts dust.

  • Cor8156758
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Does it leave an oily film which attracts dust? Many commercial products which treat the furniture & leave a nice shine also leave an oily film on the surface.

    • Trisha
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Yes it does but I alway buff with clean rag looks great it's 2-3 step process which they never tell ya all the story

    • Cor8156758
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Trishanane8. That would probably make quite a difference. I will try it. Thanks

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 21, 2016

      No it does not.

  • Deb brame
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Where do you buy liquid coconut oil?

    • Janice
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Most grocery stores in the cooking oil section.

    • Sherri
      on Jul 8, 2016

      You can purchase fractionated coconut oil on Amazon.

    • Audrey
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Health Food stores, etc.

    • Gretchen Dietz
      on Jul 8, 2016

      The coconut oil in the cooking oil section of the grocery store is probably not fractionated meaning it will harden up and need to be melted back down. The fractionated kind doesn't get hard. I would think if you're just making this for a one-time use, you could use regular coconut oil.

    • Sandra Leigh
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Do terra has it

    • IFortuna
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Nothing is better than the orange oil we get at the grocers. It takes grease off of items as well as those pesky stickers that look awful on your newly bought wood and ceramic items. I have even used it on my lacquer items and it makes them like brand new. Olive oil also will remove gummy and sticky stickers. If you are going to finish bare or unfinished wood, I recommend Tung oil. it seals and protects the wood in a natural way. It protects the wood from cup rings, heat and cold. It can be reapplied and polished to a satiny finish. I still use orange oil on my tung oil treated dining table to keep the wood looking beautiful and conditioned. Tung oil has been use in China for about 5000 years so I think it passes the test of time. : )

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      I got it o Amazon, but I have seen it a few times at home depot and bed a bath, but I think it's a seasonal item (which season I have no idea)

  • Zuleika Reynoso
    on Jul 8, 2016

    After used can it be saved and for how long?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      It's life depends on what type of lemon juice you use. If you use fresh lemon juice it should be used pretty quickly, if you use bottle lemon juice it can last a few weeks.

  • Jacqueline
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Can this be used on wood floors?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Yes, just be advised it's a little oily for the first 15 minutes while the wood soaks up all the oil. SO don't walk on it then, for safety sake.

  • Michelle
    on Jul 8, 2016

    What can I use on my leather couch to clean it and restore the leather?

    • Cindy Beth
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Saddle soap

    • Neutrogena face cleaner in water will clean body oil and not hurt the leather. Wash with a soft cloth, rinse with plain water, then dry with a soft cloth. Cloths are to be only damp, not soppy wet.

    • Justfixit
      on Jul 8, 2016

      I wipe mine off with a damp rag and when it's dry I wipe the whole couch with a very light application of olive oil.

    • Hanneke Bennett
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Is saddle soap a cleaner and polisher?

    • Annie Doherty
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Saddle soap nourishes the leather and keeps it supple, I personally feel that clean it first with a damp rag and a mild liquid soap or baby shampoo. When dry use saddle soap and buff the leather once it is absorbed, to give leather a nice sheen. That's what I use on my 30 odd year old sofas which I purchased from Heal's and still as goid as new. Give it a try.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Nope this is not good for leather!

    • Karen Marie
      on Mar 15, 2018

      Saddle soap is MADE for leather. It cleans, nourishes,and polishes. It's what we've used on handmade real leather saddles, bridles, belts, boots, dusters, & coats for eons. No reason in the world not to use it on the couch.

  • Superbee
    on Jul 8, 2016

    What is fractionated coconut oil?

    • Paige
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Fractionated means the oil has been through a special process so that the oil never goes rancid like most normal oils do. It lasts forever :)

    • Nancy
      on Jul 8, 2016

      This means the oil is refinded.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Yes! What Peggy and Nancy said.

  • Carol
    on Jul 8, 2016

    I already have a large bottle of almond oil, which I think would work as well as the coconut oil. Opinions please?

  • Jade
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Where do you find fractionated coconut oil? Do grocery stores carry it?

    • Jade
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Whoops read further and found answers. Thanks

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      I bought mine on Amazon but I have seen it a few times at home depot or bed and bath but I think it's a seasonal item.

  • Debbie Mueller Everitt
    on Jul 8, 2016

    It's not sticky?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Not sticky at all, it's a little oily feeling for about 15 minutes till the wood soaks up all the oil.

  • New4976094
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Will it leave an oily residue, or does the acidic Nature of the juice counteract that?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      It is a little oily for about 15 minutes when the oil is soaking in and then it stops being oily and feels nice.

  • Sue
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Does it leave a greasy feel on the wood? Could you use it on hardwood floors?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      It is a little oily for about 15 minutes when the oil is soaking in and then it stops being oily and feels nice.

  • Franki Wolhart
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Is it greasy or slippery? I would like to use this on my hard wood floors!

    • Cba7705866
      on Jul 8, 2016

      would you walk on the tabletop? don't suppose it's a different kind of wood, do you?

    • Jayme
      on Jul 9, 2016

      Cbailey is a smartass

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      It is a little oily for about 15 minutes when the oil is soaking in and then it stops being oily. It is safe to use on hard wood floors just don't walk on them for 15 minutes.

  • Dona
    on Jul 8, 2016

    How do fractionate the coconut to get the oil??

    • Tanasha
      on Jul 8, 2016

      You buy it this way.

    • Karen
      on Jul 8, 2016

      You can go online, Amazon or your local health food store.

    • Marj
      on Jul 8, 2016

      I buy liquid coconut oil in the grocery store. There are many different brands. I cook with it.

    • Joe Mullinax
      on Jul 8, 2016

      This mixture is also a good foot rub for dry feet. Use less lemon oil if deep cracks. You can put on at bedtime with a white pair of footsies. My feet are so smooth.

    • Joe Mullinax
      on Jul 8, 2016

      This mixture is also a good foot rub for dry feet. Use less lemon oil if deep cracks. You can put on at bedtime with a white pair of footsies. My feet are so smooth.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Fractionated coconut oil has been refined usually through a steaming process to remove several of the fats found in coconut. Without these fats it won't go rancid.

  • Teddy
    on Jul 8, 2016

    Can i liquify my solid coconut oil and then mix them together (juice and oil)?

    • Carol T
      on Jul 8, 2016

      I think you'll find it will solidify again when cooled.

    • Sylvia Picone
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Yes it will solidify and also go rancid.

    • Debbie
      on Jul 8, 2016

      I set my out on the counter top beside the stove while I was cooking,it liquefied

    • Don Yealy
      on Jul 8, 2016

      Natural and organic Coconut Oil will turn to a liquid at 76 degrees F. When the ambient temperature around the Coconut Oil remains over 76 degrees F it will remain in liquid form.

    • Teddy
      on Jul 9, 2016

      Thank you!

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Hi, liquid or fractionated coconut oil does not go rancid which is why I use it. I've seen on the internet a lot of people that use regular coconut oil and seem happy with it.

  • AT
    on Jul 9, 2016

    I was told to only use mineral oil when hydrating wood cutting boards because olive oil or any food oil would spoil. Seems the same would apply?

    • Dianab
      on Jul 9, 2016

      I don't see where she is using it on a cutting board ??

    • Jeannie Carle
      on Jul 9, 2016

      That isn't what she said Dianab. Read the last 5 words of her question. I had that same thought AT, and will be checking it out.

    • Julianne Spreng
      on Jul 9, 2016

      In step 1 she states the coconut oil is refined in a way that it will never go rancid. This means it will not spoil.

    • Sheila Harris
      on Jul 9, 2016

      That's why she uses fractionated oil!

    • Pallet Man
      on Jul 9, 2016

      Fractionated coconut oil still goes rancid but at a lower rate. The sugar in the lemon juice can also degrade.

    • AT
      on Jul 9, 2016

      Thanks pallet man, & yes, I read the coconut oil is refined... That doesn't turn it into something other than food... Cutting boards are made of wood. I'm not clear on how that's different than my wood furniture. Sorry, not trying to cause a fuss, it's just a concern I felt was valid to bring up.

    • Elaine
      on Jul 9, 2016

      coconut oil does not go rancid

    • AT
      on Jul 9, 2016

      Elaine, it actually does... maybe not for years, but in my opinion, Murphy's Oil is pretty much the same thing. Again, sorry to cause a fuss

    • Melanie
      on Jul 9, 2016

      Murphys oil never made my wood look better. And it has more chemicals . Also wood cutting boards may be OK some i like cutting boards I can put in the dishwasher even though the have to be trashed when they have too many cutting grooves.

    • Diane Adams
      on Jul 9, 2016

      Tempered glass boards are perfect for that reason..no cutting groove to hold bacteria, easily cleaned, and now with many pretty designs

    • Ree
      on Jul 10, 2016

      Glass cutting boards while easy to keep clean are not good for knife blades. Especially if you have expensive knives you will not want to use a glass board.

    • Sonia Burrows
      on Jul 10, 2016

      Lee Valley carries a salad bowl finish which can also be used on cutting boards. It's a combination of beeswax and mineral oil.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Always make sure your mineral oil is food grade! Many types are not safe to use on surfaces you put food on (like your cutting board and sometimes your table). You can use Mineral oil here.

    • Pallet Man
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Mineral oil sold at the pharmacy is food grade/medical grade. Look for USP on the label.

  • Debbie Oleksik
    on Jul 9, 2016

    Where can you buy that coconut oil

    • Mira
      on Jul 9, 2016

      There are many varieties available at Amazon.com. 16 oz bottle goes for 12-13$. Just google fractionated coconut oil.

    • Ruben Figaroa
      on Jul 9, 2016

      You can make it yourself

    • Mira
      on Jul 10, 2016

      Can you please explain how one can make fractionated out of regular coconut oil? Thanks.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      I bought it on Amazon. But I would also like to know how to make it yourself?

  • Mary
    on Jul 9, 2016

    Can you use this on hard wood floors

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Yes, it's a little slippery for about 15 minutes afterward while the oil is getting soaked in. So be careful for those first 15 minutes.

    • Kathryn Matson
      on Jul 11, 2016

      I have wood floors and the problem as Shawna mentioned can pose a problem. Another issue it can cause a build up. Use very sparingly.

  • Thi8259240
    on Jul 10, 2016

    Can this solution be made and kept in a squirt bottle and just shake a little before using??? I can't wait to make it and use it.

  • Martha Hinkle
    on Jul 10, 2016

    The coconut oil I have is Spectrum Expeller Pressed Organic Coconut Oil, but I do not see the word 'fractionated' on the label. Do you think this would be ok to use?

    • Pat Kaman
      on Jul 11, 2016

      The coconut has been put a certain process and removes certain fats. This will keep it in a liquid form and extend shelf life

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      I have seen many people online who use regular coconut oil or olive oil without saying that it goes rancid. I haven't done it myself but it seems to work well for others!

    • Nancy Pena Brocker
      on Jul 11, 2016

      The problem with using "regular" or coconut that is not expeller pressed is that is gets hard when it cools do it may be harder to work with. Other than that, I have never had a problem with my coconut oil going rancid and I buy it 3 gallons at a time. I love this idea and can't wait to try it!!!

    • Pallet Man
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Even coconut oil that hardens will melt at 80 degrees or so. 10 seconds in a microwave will melt it. If you melt is slowly, it will separate and you can remove the hard parts from the liquid. Or, heat the lemon juice and the coconut oil will melt in it. But, it will eventually go rancid.

  • FRMSGP
    on Jul 11, 2016

    I have 2 rattan chairs can i use this solution & paint them?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jul 11, 2016

      I wouldn't use this solution before painting them as oil makes it hard for paint to adhere.

    • Mike Butler
      on Jul 13, 2016

      Oil repels paint. If you're painting something, why would you polish it first?

    • Carol
      on Jul 21, 2016

      to recover old rattan furniture, you need to take them outside on a sunny day and hose them down... then scrub with a brush and mild detergent to remove loose paint, dirt and any grease... let them dry in the sun.... then you can give them a light sanding to remove old paint... clean the dust with a damp cloth and then paint... preferably with a sprayer.... they look good done in white.

    • Fathima Nasira
      on Jul 29, 2016

      Would it look good on distressed wood?

  • Thea
    on Jul 14, 2016

    Is this good for Mango wood furniture .. as I know you are not allowed to even use water to clean ...... ??????

  • Khusbu Agarwal
    on Jul 25, 2016

    Is it OK for ply n the cermaica tht is used these days

  • Nancy
    on Aug 7, 2016

    Coconut oil.... From grocery store ???

  • Kim23452189
    on Jul 5, 2017

    Is this ok for Teak wood, as I have been told I should only use Teak oil ????
    cheers Kim
  • Mar14186204
    on Jul 5, 2017

    does this make the table "oily" afterwards?
  • Mar14186204
    on Jul 5, 2017

    does it make the table feel oily or greasy?
    • Susan
      on Jan 8, 2018

      it shouldn't if you just rub it on and rub it IN well... and always wipe excess off before using.
    • Vickie St John
      on Jan 9, 2018

      If you rub it in completely, it should absorb. If there is any oiliness rub it with a clean towel.
  • Dahliaqueen
    on Jan 8, 2018

    Is it safe on all wood surfaces dining room furniture etc?
    • Random Chance
      on Jan 8, 2018

      The juice is acidic, it will probably discolor wood that is not clear coated with varnish.
    • Random Chance
      on Jan 8, 2018

      FYI, furniture polish that you buy does not contain lemon juice, it contains lemon oil. Since the juice also contains sugars, I would be concerned that it would atteact insects.
    • Susan
      on Jan 8, 2018

      insects HATE anything citrus - so even with "natural" sugars... it won't be a problem. Plus if you keep your house CLEAN - you won't have bugs... just sayin'.
  • Jean
    on Jan 8, 2018

    I'm a little confused I guess. I've been buying cold pressed unrefined coconut oil for years at the grocery store in cooking aisle.!
    So is the fractionated liquid still cold pressed?

    • Kismutt
      on Jan 8, 2018

      Mine is expeller pressed rather than cold pressed. Expeller pressed means it is extracted at a higher temp leaving it with a nuttier flavour, whereas cold pressed gives you more of the natural coconut flavour.
    • Ann Theile Weber
      on Jan 8, 2018

      For food value cold pressed means the nutrients are not taken out like they are in a heated process. I would think either one would work.

    • Nadine Hartman Bourne
      on Jan 8, 2018

      Have you heard of medium chain triglycerides? (MCT oil) some people swear it is better for you or helps you lose weight. most of the long chain triglycerides have been removed. It has a longer shelf life and stays liquid at room temperature. Regular coconut oil has to have at least 76 degrees to be liquid. Regular coconut oil will work for this furniture stuff but you will have to heat it to make it liquid.
  • Bmu15808132
    on Jan 10, 2018

    Would this project work on wood cutting boards
    • Jutta Melanie M.
      on Jan 23, 2018

      Yes it works on wood cutting boards, it's food safe! I brush them first with dish soap in warm water, let them dry and "seal" them with the mix mentioned above. Deep cuts from knives will not disappear but the wood itself looks almost like new! (PS: you could also sand the boards before applying the mix to get rid of marks, depends if you like them a little brighter in colour as before, or repeat the Mix of olive oil 2-3 times and they are dark again) Good luck!
  • Vera Creque
    on Jan 11, 2018

    Will this remove darkened water stains from the wood?
    • Jutta Melanie M.
      on Jan 23, 2018

      It helped on my antique rustic walnut table which got WHITE water stains. I had to repeat it two times. And I used just olive oil from the kitchen (the normal one which is getting hard) and rubbed it in on the whole table top as hard as I could, no mix with lemon juice! After the procedure it looked beautiful and got the right patina back. Maybe adding lemon juice helps to get rid of darkened stains. I would give'm a try, it can't hurt the wood!
  • NANCY DIEBLER
    on Feb 3, 2018

    Could you use regular coconut oil with the lemon in mixed them together in a real soft cream that you keep in a jar Or will it get rancid and go bad?
  • Christine Cajigas
    on Feb 8, 2018

    I have a piano that is 118 yrs old. Very dull looking, can I use this mixture on it?
    • D York
      on Feb 19, 2018

      No. That dull finish is from years of dust and pollutants collecting on the wood. Any cleaner with oil will only add to the dullness. You can clean the finish but the method needed depends in the type of finish. The internet has excellent tutorial.
    • Katie Quinn Dickerson
      on Apr 18, 2019

      It’s natural, so I would think yes, just do like most cleaners recommend and test in a small unnoticeable spot first.

  • Gil22023082
    on Feb 19, 2018

    I love lavender oil will that work in lieu of coconut oil ?
  • Frances Medellin
    on Nov 17, 2018

    Can you use that on the wood floor

  • Elizabeth
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Will I get roaches???

  • Elizabeth
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Will I get roaches?

  • Melanie
    on Apr 18, 2019

    How long does it take to dry and is there any residue?

    • SouthernChic40
      on Apr 18, 2019

      It's just like using lemon pledge kinda. It will have that smell good lemony fresh shine.

  • Robyn Scott
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Doesn’t this leave your furniture feeling oily?


    What is Miracle Whip & will it get rid of scratches on Mahogany furniture?

    • Brenda
      on Apr 18, 2019

      Miracle Whip is mayonnaise.

    • Cheryl Duguay
      on Apr 18, 2019

      It's used for removing water marks not scratches

    • Debbie West
      on Apr 18, 2019

      Try rubbing a walnut half over the scratch.....it won't 'remove' it, but will have enough color to camouflage the scratch

    • Leah
      on Apr 18, 2019

      It is not mayo, but was made as a substitute. Many prefer it over mayo because it has a lighter taste, not lighter in calories.

  • Ramona
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Can you use fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of bottled?

    • Carol
      on Apr 18, 2019

      With bottled lemon juice you have much more control and consistent results. When it is bottled, lemon juice has a consistent pH and is adjusted to that required pH. PH is a main factor in cleaning power. With fresh lemon juice you have no control on pH. It varies by variety and ripeness of the fruit so you have less consistant results.

  • Diane
    on Apr 18, 2019

    can you use solid coconut oil and warm to liquid?

    • Pamj Coughlin
      on Apr 18, 2019

      I have never done this, but it says that refractured coconut oil never goes rancid. So I am thinking that after a time and lots of use, it may get stinky.

    • Wolf CrescentWalker
      on Apr 18, 2019

      I have kept large jars of coconut oil for years. It doesn't go rancid. I buy virgin unrefined organic. It melts at body temperature and makes great moisturizer, massage oil, lube, hair conditioner, and you can dress wooden utensils and cutting boards with it, and cook with it. Great all-purpose stuff.

  • Carolyn Bradford Hansel
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Can this be used on Hard Wood Floors??

    • Jacx
      on Apr 18, 2019

      You would have be careful not to get it too slippery.

  • Cindy Martin
    on Apr 18, 2019

    wouldn't this be good for wooden bowls and utensils?

  • can you use this on your cabinets doors?

  • Allinthefamilysingers
    on Apr 18, 2019

    hey how about mayonaise Have you heard? thanks for sharing your idea I thought it was healthy.

    • Debby Davidson
      on Apr 18, 2019

      My grandmother used mayonnaise. Blast from the past. I think the lemon and coconut would smell better.

    • MMM
      on Apr 19, 2019

      I used mayo as an emergency treatment went I spilled hot water on my table. You have to use full fat mayo, not light mayo. It worked pretty well. The grain had raised up and the water had left a mark. Now you can't tell, but it was a few years ago.

  • Darlene
    on Apr 18, 2019

    can you use lime juice instead of lemon?

  • Nancy Tonella
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Could you use regular coconut oil ?


  • Sharon
    on Apr 19, 2019

    You suggested using bottled lemon juice but what about fresh lemon juice? Will that work as well?

  • Diane
    on Apr 24, 2019

    Where do you purchase the fractionation coconut oil ?

    • Dawn Compton
      on Apr 25, 2019

      Any herbal store should have it or Amazon

    • Kelly
      on Apr 25, 2019

      U can also find it in walmart stores where the vitamins are an sometimes in the baking department as well.

  • Deb
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Can this be used on Hardwood floors?

  • Alice
    on Apr 25, 2019

    I have organic coconut oil that I melt, but when it is cool in house it hardens again. Call I still use it for this polish.

    • Noreen
      on Apr 25, 2019

      Maybe you should try melting only the amount needed ... for example: 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 1/2 teaspoon melted coconut and give it a try...

    • Betty Sutton Smith
      on Apr 25, 2019

      I must try this !!! Thanks

  • Linda
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Will this cover scratches?

  • LadyTee
    on Apr 25, 2019

    I have a son that is allergic to coconut so is there another oil I can replace it with

  • Teresa Kelly
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Can it be used on hard wood floors

  • Nannette maggitti
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Can this work on ring Mark's on furniture? Thanks in advance. Nan

    • Deb M Jones
      on Apr 25, 2019

      Get those white marks—caused by hot cups or sweating glasses—off your coffee table or other wooden furniture by making a paste of 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon water. Gently rub the spot in a circular motion until it disappears.

  • Kathy
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Will it last stored or in spray bottle or should it be refrigerated or just mix what you need

  • Felicia
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Can you use almond oil

  • Mary
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Does it work on hardwood floor too

    • Sylvia
      on Apr 25, 2019

      It will make the floor super slippery. Vinegar and water solution will make them shine.

    • Sylvia
      on Apr 25, 2019

      My concern would be slip and fall risk. But I'm sure the floors would look beautiful.

  • Barbara
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Would this be good on wood floors

  • Barb Jenkins
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Where do you find this type of coconut oil? I love coconut oil but have never seen this type.

  • Brenda Lee
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Would this mix work on my kitchen cabinets, to remove that sticky residue that builds up over time?

    Or can someone suggest anything else that would work good for this purpose?

  • Soledad
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Can you use this on laminated floors

  • Fannie
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Can you use on hard wood floors

  • B.j.
    on Apr 25, 2019

    is this safe to use on my antique furniture?

  • Dianna Graff
    on Apr 25, 2019

    It seems to me that the lemon juice would be really acidic and not good for the wood unless there was really a lot of gunk on kitchen oak cabinets?????

  • Anita
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Will the oil deposit on clothing or fabrics placed on the wood?

    • Sue
      on Apr 25, 2019

      It will only transfer if you leave a layer of oil on the surface without rubbing it in. Do not use so much polish that it leaves a film.


    • Marla Hollander Seats
      on Apr 25, 2019

      If it does, just rub a little Ultra Dawn dish soap on it and throw it in the washer. Dawn dish soap takes out all kinds of oil and grease stains. Lots if other stains too. I keep a small bottle in the laundry room and refill it as necessary from the large bottle in the kitchen.

  • Melanie
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Could this be used on marble? I tried marble polish, but it was still dull

  • Tiffany Prescott Allen
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Can this also be used on wood floors or with it get smudgy as you walk on it?

  • Kathy
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Where do you get that kind of coconut oil?

    • Barbara
      on Apr 25, 2019

      Plant Therapy. Amazon also sells it. Just make sure its fractions. It's also great for skin & hair!!

    • Jeanette
      on Apr 25, 2019

      You can find it online, Amazon, EBay, google it it comes right up.


      You can can also find it in Trader Joe’s, Sprouts sometimes even Ross, Marshall’s, TJMax.

    • Cyndy
      on Apr 25, 2019

      Grocery store

    • Veronica
      on Apr 25, 2019

      Grocery stores

    • Faye
      on Apr 25, 2019

      Amazon has a great supply of thg his oil

  • Tina Dunlap
    on Apr 25, 2019

    How about limes and olive oil, that’s what I got. This is for real wood? Is that correct ?

    • Terese
      on Apr 25, 2019

      I would think lime & olive oil would give you comparable results, but i would make a small amount and try it on your wood furniture or floor in an inconspicuous place first to see how you like it.

  • Barbara
    on Apr 25, 2019

    Would this work on laminate wood floors?

    • Terese
      on Apr 25, 2019

      I don't think this would do well for laminate...

    • Esmeralda
      on Apr 25, 2019

      oil on the floor makes for a terrific skating rink!

    • Cass Johnson
      on Apr 26, 2019

      try pledge polish for that fresh “Risky Business” floor slide!! a younger me did this.. the floors looked great but it was really hard to walk on!!

    • Debbie
      on Apr 26, 2019

      Might make it very slippery?

  • Karen
    on Apr 26, 2019

    Can you use this on wood floors?

  • Mary
    on Apr 26, 2019

    Will the lemon keep Spiders at bay please answer me thankyou

    • Yaana
      on Apr 27, 2019

      Spiders hate peppermint oil. I have been using a spray bottle of water and several drops peppermint on my outdoors deck with great results, but since I love the sent I would use inside also. Look up peppermint spider repellent for an exact recipe, my spray bottle lasted a whole season and I forgot the exact amounts.


    • Carrie Ervin Divine
      on Apr 29, 2019

      You can even place peppermint tea bags in your drawers and cabinets to keep spiders away!

  • Amelia
    on Apr 26, 2019

    Will this work for a cabinet that has gunky build up around the knob

    • Ginette Barrett
      on Apr 27, 2019

      Oil usually removes gunk so this mixture or straight oil should remove it, plus elbow grease of course. Whenever I have glue from a label stuck on say; glass I use oil on a rag to remove. Good luck


  • Michelle
    on Apr 26, 2019

    How long can this mixture be used for?? How often should you mix a fresh batch??

  • Lisa
    on Apr 30, 2019

    Could you use that on very worn hardwood floors ?

  • Sandra Reeves Smith
    on Apr 30, 2019

    Can you use liquid coconut cooking oil? It is much cheaper. I know MCT is also the same thing.

  • Susan
    on Oct 26, 2019

    Wonder if you could use cleaning vinegar instead of lemon. Juice?

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  • Brenda Spagnola-Wilson
    on May 2, 2019

    I wish there was a way to save this! Moving to a new house soon and will be needing a great wood cleaner for a few pieces currently in storage!

    • Bcfatbroad
      on Jan 23, 2020

      I just snap a photo with my camera as screen shot and put it in a file...ot if on computer take pic of it then save in phone file

  • Deborah
    on May 5, 2019

    I ordered organic liquid coconut oil from Amazon & a couple amber colored glasses bottles to put the mixture in. I just polished a little bit with it & it's amazing! I'm hooked on this! I won't go back to chemical polishes again! I have cats that like to walk all over LOL 😂 imagine what they lick off their little paws! I think I'll order more bottles & make more & give as gifts! The bottles came with pretty chalk labels! What a great gift idea!

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