Homemade furniture polish: how to make
Choose the recipe that best shines your furniture in a homely and natural way
The non-toxic homemade furniture polish is an alternative to many cleaning products that have chemical substances harmful to health in their composition. Conventional furniture polish is a product derived from petroleum and, if ingested, inhaled or in contact with the skin, it can cause damage to the body, such as irritation to the eyes and skin and even cancer, not to mention environmental damage.
Therefore, we present below two recipes to make a homemade furniture polish, natural and that do not contain petroleum derivatives and, therefore, are not harmful to human health. The first is more practical to make, as its ingredients are easy to find at home, however, it has a shorter shelf life. The second recipe is more complicated to make due to its ingredients, but has a shelf life of six months. So, check the two recipes and judge the one that best suits your needs.
Homemade furniture polish recipe I
- 1 cup of olive oil;
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice;
- Container to store the compost;
- Soft cloth.
Mix a cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of lemon juice. Apply to the wood with the help of a cloth, then remove the excess. Before polishing all the wooden objects in the house, test your home furniture polish in a small space and see the result.
This solution is perishable, so if you wish, reduce its ingredients proportionately.
Home Furniture Polish Recipe II
- Two bain-marie containers;
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil;
- 28 g of beeswax;
- 28 g of carnauba wax;
- 1/2 cup of distilled water.
Over medium heat, melt oils and waxes in a bain-marie. Remove from heat, pour into water and mix with an electric mixer until mixture is creamy and thick. Apply some of the cream to a cotton cloth and rub on the furniture. Rub the homemade furniture polish until the oils are well mixed into the wood.
This homemade furniture polish formula has a shelf life of six months.
Source: Care2 and MNN