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Sunday, October 20, 2013

All Natural Wood Polish with Essential Oils

I am always looking for new and different ways to do things and stay all natural so I do not bring harmful chemicals into our home. I have learned so much in the past four years about ingredients. Today I want to share with you an all natural wood polish. I got the recipe from Essential Uses book . I will share with you what I used before, how I changed the recipe to my own personal preference and you can do the same or use it if you like it. I would also love to hear how you use this recipe, so please share. We all love different idea's.


Before
Here in Utah it is extremely dry and my poor kitchen table needs some attention. Here is is before the wood polish.


To bring back the shine to your favorite tables, countertops, floors and more.  Below is what you need and the recipe. 

What you need

Olive Oil, Vinegar and Essential Oil

The Recipe
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar
10 drops Wild Orange essential oil 
(can be citrus oil of choice)
16-oz glass spray bottle

First add 10 drops essential oil into glass spray bottle, add the olive oil and vinegar, Shake well before each use. Use a microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. 
Repeat every 2-3 months or as often as needed. 

Before I found this recipe I would use just straight Olive Oil and Lemon essential oil, it was thick and had to be buffed out, but it worked great. I really like the vinegar added to the recipe, it soaks into the wood quicker and you do not have to buff it. I prefer the Lemon oil over the Wild Orange, but you can choose what ever citrus oil you are in the mood for. I did use the Wild Orange today when I did this. I also keep a container with socks that have holes in them for polishing furniture.  I used a sock instead of a microfiber cloth because I didn't have one. I just recently got some and I love them. 

This morning I could not find my glass spray bottle and I didn't want to use one of my new microfiber cloths. I still have tons of socks with holes in them so I used one of those. I mixed the above ingredients in a little bowl and used my sock to wipe down the table and chairs.

Half way polished
Here is the table half way done so you can see the difference up close.



After
Here is the table after the polish applied. Also this table is old, I learned how to eat on it, and grateful my mother took such good care of it and it is still in the family and my children learned how to eat on it.  



If only this table could talk, what a story it would tell. This is how I polish my wood tables and furniture. By blogging about this today I learned you can use this recipe on wood floors. I am going to try that next. Enjoy your day and thank you for letting me share. 


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. 

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