How Do You Make Your Own Wood Cleaner?


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To make your own wood cleaner, combine the juice of one lemon with one tablespoon grapeseed or olive oil and one tablespoon of water in a small jar, close the jar, and shake the ingredients to combine them. Use a cloth to apply the polish to your furniture.

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Alternatively, make a similar furniture polish by using a funnel to pour two tablespoons of olive oil with 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon of lemon oil or fresh lemon juice in an 8-ounce plastic spray bottle. Shake the mixture to emulsify it. Spray the polish onto a microfiber cloth, and use the cloth to polish the furniture. Polish with the wood’s grain, and distribute it evenly as you work.

Another similar recipe for wood cleaner calls for adding 1/4 cup mineral or olive oil with four tablespoons of distilled vinegar and two teaspoons of lemon juice. Because the lemon in lemon-based cleansers can sour, store lemon-based cleaners in the refrigerator between uses.

Make rosemary wood cleaner by adding 1/2 cup each of distilled vinegar and water along with one teaspoon of dish liquid, 1/8 teaspoon of olive oil and six drops of essential rosemary oil in a spray bottle. Mix the ingredients well before use.

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