All it takes for old furniture to sparkle is a tad bit of furniture polish! If you find it too expensive, then you’d be delighted to know that you can make it on your own. This article shows you how!

How To Make Furniture Polish

Ever pondered over the currency that you have forfeited for that bottle of commercial furniture polish that you haven’t touched in weeks? No doubt, furniture polish is an essential commodity for every household. However, be notified that many of these commercialized products have been reported to contain petroleum distillates. Wood needs polish every now and then, but not at the cost of causing dwellers skin irritations and more. Besides, we have so many other expenses. So, what’s the harm in cutting corners and making it at home? You will be glad to find out that most of the natural ingredients that go into the making of a furniture polish are most likely to be somewhere around your abode. It will be a fun experience and more importantly, you will be delighted to see how much money you would have saved in the long run! Given below are valuable pointers that will enable you to make your own furniture polish.  
Making Your Own Furniture Polish

For Finished Wood

Items Needed
  • Lemon
  • Olive Oil / Vegetable Oil
  • Soft-Bristled Toothbrushes
  • A Clean Spray Bottle
  • Strainer
  • Clean & Dry Lint-Free Cloth
  • Measuring Cup
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Funnel
  • First wash the lemons thoroughly. Cut them into half and squeeze out the juice, until you manage to collect a cup and a half of lemon juice.
  • Use the strainer to get rid of the seeds and to free the juice of the excess pulp. This has to be done since you are going to be filling the lemon juice into the spray bottle. Presence of the pulp bits or seeds might clog it. Skipping this step would mean finding fruit pulps on your furniture, instead of the shine that you had anticipated.
  • Rinse the spray bottle with water and wipe it dry before you enter anything inside. Take off the top and carefully pour half a cup of the lemon juice through a funnel into the bottle.
  • Take the measuring cup and measure one cup of either vegetable or olive oil. Use a funnel to pour this portion of liquid into the bottle as well!
  • Shake the contents of the bottle forcefully as you close the top of the bottle.
  • Voila! You now have your own natural and homemade furniture polish! Not only does it give your furniture its amazing luster but it also emits a fantastic fragrance.
  • Spray it on your furniture and buff it with the piece of lint-free cloth.
  • Use any soft-bristled toothbrush to clean the wood furniture with intricate design work and get rid of every trace of debris. Wet the toothbrush with this mixture and bask at the shininess of your furnishings! It will look as good as new!
For Unfinished Wood
Items Required
  • 1 tsp Lemon Oil
  • 1 cup Mineral Oil
  • Clean & Dry Lint-Free Cloth
  • Simply dissolve a teaspoon of lemon oil into one cup of mineral oil.
  • Apply this simply mixture onto a clean and dry lint-free cloth.
  • You might have to exert a little more effort to polish the unfinished wood. Rub the wood and make sure that the entire residue soaks in. 
  • Use the newly wet cloth to give the furniture that lovely spark and shine!

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