Fantastic Homemade Furniture Polish

Here, there and everywhere, no matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Dust particles and dust mites can cause allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, coughing and itchy, watery eyes. One way to reduce dust is to keep your wood furniture clean and conditioned with this homemade furniture polish.

This fantastic furniture polish is so great because it’s quick and easy to make, made with natural ingredients, and it works! Cleaning and conditioning in one step, this polish actually pulls dust and grime out of the wood grain while putting much needed moisture back into the wood. With no greasy residue, this furniture polish will leave your wood furniture glossy, smooth and most importantly, dust free.

No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish.

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Supplies Needed For This Post

Beeswax Pastilles Borax Vinegar Olive Oil

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Commercial Wood Polish Ingredients

One popular commercial wood polish contains Isoparaffin, Octylphosphonic Acid, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate, Polydimethylsiloxane, Aminomethyl Propanol, and Aminomethyl Propanol among its ingredients.

If you’re concerned about chemical exposure, enjoy making your own cleaning products, or prefer budget friendly options, this homemade furniture polish is a great option for you.

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Know Your Ingredients

Beeswax Pastilles[Beeswax] protects wood, providing a barrier on the surface that is smooth to the touch with a lovely shine.

[Borax] is used in this recipe as an emulsifier. An emulsifier allows oil and water to blend, and stay blended.

[Olive oil] provides moisture and conditions wood to maintain, or even improve, the surfaces of wood furniture. It can reverse the affects of dry air, sun, damage from liquids, etc.
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[Vinegar] is used in this recipe for its ability to clean dirt and grime. Common distilled white vinegar is composed of 5% acetic acid. Acetic acid kills fungus and microbes, making it great for general disinfecting as well as combatting mold and mildew.

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Easy-To-Make Homemade Furniture Polish

No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish.Materials

  • Small whisk
  • Small heatproof glass container with about ¼ cup capacity
  • Heatproof glass container with lid, about 1 cup capacity*
  • *I use a half-pint mason jar for the mixing/storage container

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 tsp beeswax pastilles
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • ¼ tsp borax
  • 2 tsp vinegar

No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish.Step 1 Pour olive oil into the larger heatproof glass container.

Step 2 Add beeswax pastilles to the olive oil.

Step 3 Heat the oil and beeswax mixture until beeswax has melted. About 1 minute in a microwave.


No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish.Step 4 Pour the boiling water into the small heatproof glass container.

Step 5 Add borax to the water.


No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish.Step 6 Stir borax and water until all the borax has dissolved and the solution is clear.

Step 7 Add vinegar to the water|borax solution.


Step 8 Briskly whisking the oil mixture, very slowly add the water|borax solution a small amount at a time, until all of the water|borax solution is completely incorporated into the oil mixture.

No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish. No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish. No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish. No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish.

No matter how clean you keep your home, dust happens. Keep wood furniture clean and conditioned with this easy-to-make homemade furniture polish.Step 9 Continue whisking for about a minute until the mixture is completely emulsified into a thick cream with no water separating from the oil.

It’s important that the mixture be thoroughly blended so the ingredients do not separate.


Step 10 Put a lid on the container. The polish will solidify as it cools. To cool quickly, put polish in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

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Using Your Homemade Furniture Polish

Furniture PolishAfter your furniture polish has completely cooled and hardened into a stiff cream, dip a rag or microfiber cloth into the polish.

Only a small amount is needed to clean and polish. Gently wipe and buff until wood has a satin sheen. Surfaces should feel dry to the touch, not oily.

Beeswax, vinegar, and borax are natural preservatives, so your polish should store well for an extended period of time if kept in a cool, dark place.

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Homemade Furniture Polish
This fantastic furniture polish is so great because it’s quick and easy to make, made with natural ingredients, and it works!
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Materials
  1. Small whisk
  2. Small heatproof glass container with about ¼ cup capacity
  3. Heatproof glass container with lid, about 1 cup capacity*
  4. *a half-pint mason jar works great
Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup olive oil
  2. 4 tsp beeswax pastilles
  3. 2 Tbsp boiling water
  4. ¼ tsp borax
  5. 2 tsp vinegar
Instructions
  1. Pour olive oil into larger capacity heatproof glass container.
  2. Add beeswax pastilles to oil.
  3. Heat oil|beeswax mixture in microwave until beeswax has melted. About 1 minute.
  4. Pour boiling water into small heatproof glass container.
  5. Add borax to water.
  6. Stir borax and water until all the borax has dissolved and the solution is clear.
  7. Add vinegar to the water|borax solution.
  8. Briskly whisking the oil mixture, very slowly add the water|borax solution a small amount at a time, until all of the water|borax solution is completely incorporated into the oil mixture.
  9. Continue whisking for one to two minutes until the mixture is completely emulsified into a thick cream with no water separating from the oil. It’s important that the mixture be thoroughly blended so the ingredients do not separate.
  10. Put a lid on the container. The polish will solidify as it cools.
Notes
  1. After your furniture polish has completely cooled and hardened into a stiff cream, dip a rag or microfiber cloth into the polish. Only a small amount is needed to clean and polish. Gently wipe and buff until wood has a satin sheen. Surfaces should feel dry to the touch, not oily.
  2. Beeswax, vinegar, and borax are natural preservatives, so your polish should store well for an extended period of time if kept in a cool, dark place.
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Beeswax Pastilles Borax Vinegar Olive Oil
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