Household cleaners can be very expensive, so give my homemade furniture polish recipe a try! With just a few cheap ingredients, you can rid your house of gross chemicals and save a ton of money in the process.
Homemade Furniture Polish
- Vinegar (I use white because it’s cheapest!)
- Olive Oil
- 1 Empty Spray Bottle
This cleaner and homemade furniture polish can easily be customized.
A few examples of this would be to substitute some of the vinegar with lemon juice. This will also clean and disinfect, but will also smell great and add some natural citrus oil to the mix. Another thing you could do is to add a few drops of your favorite essential oils! The vinegar does initially stink when you are cleaning with it, but the smell does fade away, leaving you with a clean surface, minus chemicals!
Seriously, you just pour in a generous amount of vinegar and a few drops to a tablespoon or two of olive oil.
Close up your spray bottle and shake it up a bit each time you use it to evenly disperse the ingredients. (My kids love this part because they say it makes the cleaner look like pee. Whatever makes them want to clean, right?!)
The vinegar cleans and disinfects while the olive oil protects your wood surfaces, leaving them shiny!
I love to use this because it’s very inexpensive and because it is totally safe to use around my young children. My one year old has a tendency to lock himself in the utility room to try and spray all of the cleaners. He also loves to hijack the spray cleaners we use on the table and floor while we are distracted. He is a little trigger-happy! This ensures that he is not going to get sick or hurt when he’s being a little naughty toddler.
To make our green cleaning routine even better, we use reusable cloths for all of our cleaning needs. They’re simple to throw in with loads of laundry throughout the week, so it’s no extra expense to launder them.
Have you ever made homemade furniture polish?