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Homemade Lemon Furniture Polish

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Lemon furniture polish is one of those cleaners that I love to have to keep my furniture polished and clean. However, I haven’t used it in my home for years because common furniture polish isn’t really a good chemical to have around. The chemicals in furniture polish are endocrine disruptors as well as possible carcinogens. So for many years my furniture went dusted (when I got it done) but unpolished. Until now that is! Furniture polish is extremely easy to make and works wonderfully! It also not only polishes the wood, but the beeswax in it helps to seal and moisturize the wood. When I put this together I was worried that the fatty oil would leave an oily surface on the wood, but I was so pleased with the results! The table was shiny and smooth, but was not greasy at all. I was especially excited to use it on our dining table as it is an antique wood table that I wanted to polish. It made the table so much easier to clean afterwards and I wasn’t worried about my kiddos eating off of it since there were no chemicals involved!

This recipe was so simple to throw together and smells so lemony and fresh too! It goes a long way too! This recipe makes 1 pint jar and it didn’t take much to polish our whole table so it should last awhile!

Lemon Furniture Polish

-1 1/2 cups olive oil

-1/2 cup grated beeswax or beeswax pastilles (I get beeswax from our local beekeeper, but you can also order it online)

-30 drops Lemon essential oil

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  1. Pour the olive oil and beeswax into the top of a double boiler or a bowl placed over a pan of water. Heat at medium high until the wax is fully melted into the oil.

2. Allow the oil/beeswax mixture to cool for about 10 minutes. You want it to cool some before adding the lemon oil, but not so long that it starts to solidify.

3. Drop in your lemon oil and mix well.

4. Pour into a pint jar and let cool. Place a lid on the jar and label. You are all finished!

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-To use just grab an old dusting rag and scoop out a little glob. Rub it into the wooden surface to polish and dust and enjoy your polished lemon fresh table!

 

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