What I'm going to share with you this week is not what I originally planned, but I came across something today that I just had to share!
I was in a cleaning mood today and decided the furniture needed to be dusted. I went to the cupboard and no polish! I've been slowly getting rid of all commercial cleaners as they get used up and replacing them with healthier greener versions (go vinegar!). It was time to find a furniture polish substitute.
I looked all over googleland and although there were lots of tips and recipes no one recipe stood out. They were all similar with just the same basic 2 ingredients, but everyone seemed to have a different idea of how much of each.
Homemade furniture polish is made up of olive oil and lemon juice (or vinegar if you prefer). Some said more oil less lemon while others said more lemon less oil. What to do??
I decided to just wing it and went with a mixture that was kind of half and half. I didn't even measure it. I wisked what looked like about 1/2 a cup of olive oil with a similar amount of lemon juice (from a bottle, fresh would have worked too). I left it in the bowl and dipped a rag into it to dust the furniture.
It worked great. I rubbed it on and used a dry cloth to wipe off the extra. The table and china cabinet look amazing! The kids thought they looked like new! I will never buy furniture polish at the store again.
This is one of those things though that you only make enough to use at one time. It does not keep well.
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