Today in our series on essential oils: how to make an all-natural wood polish, courtesy of Dawn De La Fuente of S/he Studio. “Frequent dusting or wiping with a damp cloth should be accompanied by polishing every two to three months,” she advises; the olive oil nourishes, vinegar cleans, and the oiliness of the essential oils will “bring dull wood back to life.” It also happens to be aromatic. Here’s how.
To make an all-natural wood polish:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Add to spray bottle and shake well. Spray on a cloth (not directly on wood) and wipe down furniture and other hardwoods as needed.
N.B.: Take care before using essential oils, and always test in a small, discreet area before applying. “Essential oils are the most potent form of plant medicine and must be respected and handled with care,” De La Fuente says. You may want to consult your physician (and your veterinarian) before using.
For more essential oils DIYs, from bug spray to linen freshener, see our posts:
- DIY Essential Oils in the Home: Lavender Linen Freshener Spray
- DIY Essential Oils in the Home: All-Natural Insect Repellent
- DIY Essential Oils in the Home: Make a Yoga Mat Cleanser