Over the last year or so I’ve been experimenting more and more with homemade cleaning products. Today, I’m sharing my latest creation – homemade DIY wood polish.
I have lovely dark wood bannisters which can look quite grubby quite quickly thanks to the kids often grubby hands so they need a regular wipe down and polish to keep them looking as lovely as I want them to.
I really love my homemade cleaning spray but for my bannisters, I wanted something that would leave a little bit of a shine on the wood so I tried adding some olive oil to the mix.
I had a disaster with the first batch as I put way too much olive oil into the mix which made the table super greasy but I think the combinations that I’ve ended up with work really well and leave just the right amount of clean shine on the wood.
Also, I should say that whilst I do usually use orange essential oils for this, I have dug out my tea tree oil to use in my next batch as that’s got anti-bacterial properties
As always, please remember to be a little bit cautious when using essential oils and always test on a small (preferably unseen) – I wrote a post here that I recommend reading. I even share where my collection of spray bottles are from. 😉
Homemade DIY Wood Polish
Homemade Wood Polish
3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons olive oil
200ml vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar as that’s best for dark wood which I have but white vinegar is best for lighter wood)
30 drops of orange essential oil 30 drops of orange essential oil
A spray bottle
- There’s nothing complicated about making your own homemade wood polish – just add everything to your bottle and give it a good shake.
- To use, just spray a light layer onto your wooden surface and use a soft cloth (like a duster or microfibre cloth) to rub into the surface.
How easy is that?
And if you like this, have a look at the rest of my homemade cleaning products here.
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