I have a ton of old woodwork in my home and that equals to a lot of dusting each week. We have opened the windows and already I am noticing more dust squatting on my furniture and it's not even harvest time yet. I am beginning to feel like I set up a dust bunny preserve in my bookshelves. Dust congregates there and reproduces faster than I can wipe them away.
Pledge, Swiffer, Old Gold, Murphy's Oil Soap, and more polishes are pricey when you need a bottle or two every month. I have found an easy way to make my own furniture polish without a scary price tag AND the polish I shake up is void of chemicals.
You could eat this stuff if you really wanted! Trust me- I have had a child or two decide to lick the colonnades or buffet right after I wiped them down. I would rather use ingredients I can pronounce and know what particles I am releasing into my home's air. I do have a bottle of polish locked up in the bathroom, but I use it sparingly.
I rely on my easy furniture polish daily. With a little buffing, you will have your house shined in no time.
Here are the two ingredients: lemon juice and olive oil.
Here's what you do:
- In a bottle or jar, combine the following:
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
I simply store it in the fridge and let it warm to room temperature before using again.