I like to make homemade cleaning products using common kitchen items and essential oil. I find that a lot of commercial cleaning solutions irritate my eyes, nose and skin. I sometimes use commercial solutions, but when possible I like to make my own for day-to-day cleaning as I can control the ingredients and scent.
Today I am sharing a tutorial to make your own wood and furniture polish.
Disclosure: I used Skinology Lemon Essential Oil in this project. Skinology sent a sample of their Pure Lemon Essential Oil for review.
- Oil: I used olive but other types of oil can work
- Vinegar or lemon juice: some prefer lemon juice but sometimes there is concern with staining. I used vinegar.
- Lemon essential oil: I used Skinology Pure Lemon Essential Oil
I used a roughly equal ratio of oil and vinegar. Some prefer the mixture to be biased towards vinegar to be less oily. I used a little of each then stirred it together. Next I added a couple drops of lemon oil.
Be sure and do a patch test on a small area to make sure you like the effect and texture.
Dip a cloth in the oil (I used a microfiber cloth). Apply a small amount to the wood and polish in a circular motion. Let site for a few minutes then buff off any excess oil.
I used this DIY Wood Polish to clean and polish my dining room table, living room table and a wooden “Tiki” I bought in Hawaii. It worked well for all three and I didn’t have to buff off very much oil.
About Skinology Lemon Essential Oil:
Lemon essential oil is a highly versatile item to have on hand. Lemon is prized for having natural antiseptic qualities. People often associate the scent of lemons with cleanliness and find it refreshing. Lemon essential oil can be used in a variety of household, beauty and personal care applications.
According to Skinology, their Pure Lemon Essential Oil is:
- 100% Pure Lemon Oil
- Alcohol and Paraben Free
- Pure Therapeutic Grade Undiluted Essential Oil (Citrus Limon)
- 4 oz bottle with dropper and a phenolic cap.
- Imported from Italy and bottled in the US in an advanced FDA facility.
- Cruelty- Free and was never tested on animals.
I enjoyed trying this high quality lemon essential oil. It has a strong scent so a little goes a long way. I would expect the 4 ounce bottle to last at least a year even with regular use.
Where to Purchase Skinology Lemon Essential Oil
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