As you start preparing for get-togethers this year, try this DIY furniture polish. It takes just a moment to whip up and is completely natural. Chances are you’ll never be tempted to go back to manufactured sprays!

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer

Always one to look for safe and simple ways to clean my home, I was really excited to finally discover a homemade recipe for furniture polish.

For years I had used aerosol dusting sprays, simply because it was the way I had been taught to dust. Only after I started making healthier choices and greening my cleaning did I search for a recipe for homemade furniture polish.

What I found and tweaked is so.very.simple. Really.

As you start preparing for holiday get-togethers this year, try this homemade furniture polish. It takes just a moment to whip up and is completely natural. Chances are you’ll never be tempted to go back to manufactured sprays!

As you start preparing for get-togethers this year, try this DIY furniture polish. It takes just a moment to whip up and is completely natural. Chances are you’ll never be tempted to go back to manufactured sprays!

Homemade furniture polish

Ingredients

1/8 cup fresh lemon juice (half a lemon)
¼ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon white vinegar

Method

Squeeze half of a lemon into a small bowl. Add olive oil and a splash of white vinegar.

Whisk the three ingredients together.

Rub the polish on wooden furniture with a soft dusting cloth.

To avoid an oily surface, really rub the polish into the wood. You may want to wait a few hours for any oiliness to absorb before putting objects on top of the polished wood.

What do you prefer use as a safe furniture polish?