Homemade Furniture Polish

homemade furniture polish

I recently asked my Facebook readers if they had ever come across an eco-friendly dusting spray. I was thinking of something to replace the ubiquitous can of Endust or other such conventional sprays that so many people grab automatically. I don’t think anyone makes an actual aerosol spray (not that I think anyone should – I was just curious) but there are certainly some greener, safer products available to use for dusting. Earth Friendly Products makes a Furniture Polish which I recommend and Vermont Soap Organics makes a product called Liquid Sunshine that reader Meg swears by for dusting.

Reader Laura had a great suggestion for a homemade furniture polish made with 2 ingredients: olive oil and lemon. I whipped up a batch right away this morning and I think it’s fabulous!

Lemon Olive Oil Furniture Polish

1/4 cup olive oil

2 T lemon juice

Combine ingredients together in a spray or pump bottle. Be sure to shake before using as the oil separates from the lemon juice. Squirt polish onto a dusting cloth (I use old cloth diapers!) and notice how your wood shines!

I recommend using this up within a week or so because fresh ingredients could go rancid. I’m keeping mine in the refrigerator so it will last longer. As Laura joked – if you don’t use it all up, use it as salad dressing!

What do you use for dusting around the home?

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