This DIY All Natural Wood Cleaner is just three ingredients and works like a charm. Simple, effective cleaning for a healthier home.
When I first began my search to make my own natural cleaners, I was weary of the effectiveness of them. Furthermore, I didn’t want them damaging or leaving a terrible residue on my antique furniture. The wood in our home is mostly from antique stores or precious family heirlooms that I hope to preserve for my daughter. My grandmothers bookshelf is an item that is irreplacable to me and one that came to me in great condition. The thought of spraying something damaging on the surface or creating a dull shine was worrisome. As with anything you take your chances. If you have something of special value to you, make sure you test in an inconspicuous area before fully diving in. For me, this little concoction is a wonder. I hope you find it to be the same.
What You Will Need To Make This All Natural Wood Cleaner:
1/4 cup distilled vinegar
1/4 olive oil
12 drops of lemon essential
In a bowl combine the vinegar, olive oil and essential oil. Stir well with a fork to make sure it combines completely. Use a funnel to pour the cleaning solution in. **Prior to each use, make sure to shake vigorously ensuring that the mixture is properly combined.
How To Use
You will use this spray just as you would your pledge or any other wood cleaner you have used in the past. Spray on your towel and wipe the wood down.
Where to Store
This should be stored in a cool dry place such as a cleaning cabinet or hall closet
Why Use Natural Cleaners?
It is not a secret that most, if not, all of our store shelf cleaners are made up of toxins, chemicals and harsh deterrgents that not only omit unhealthy particles into the air we breathe but also leave behind a residue of them on our furniture, bedding etc. Each time we spray these types of cleaners we are inviting more of this into our homes. Using natural cleaners is a way to combat this issue and bring about a healthier environment in our homes. They are safe, effective, simple to make and will give you a piece of mind that you are doing something good for your space.
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FAQ For DIY Natural Wood Cleaner
What is the shelf life for this?
If stored in a proper container in a cool dry place this cleaning solution should have about a year shelf life. This will also depend on the quality of olive oil you use and the age of it. Throw out any solutions that smells rancid or you think has gone bad.
Can I use other essential oils for this?
Yes! Sweet orange is a great one to sub out. I have also used a citrus blend as well. During the winter months I have added a bit of pine to mine to create that pine fresh wintery smell. I do still add about 6 drops of lemon for the cleaning power when adding in an extra few drops of pine.
If you try this recipe and love it, I would love it if you would come back and give it 5 stars!
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 distilled white vinegar
- 12 drops of lemon essential oil
- In a bowl combine the vinegar, olive oil and essential oil.
- Stir well with a fork to make sure it combines completely.
- Use a funnel to pour the cleaning solution in.
- **Prior to each use, make sure to shake vigorously ensuring that the mixture is properly combined.
Store in a dark glass spray bottle or mason jar