DIY All-Natural Furniture Polish #detoxyourhome #oilyfamilies

This is stop #11 on the “Detox Your Home” spring cleaning blogger series. If you are arriving from Creative Kristi, welcome! How are you enjoying that odor-free kitty litter box? 😉

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that we’re looking for ways to move toward a more natural home-environment and reduce the amount of chemicals we come into contact with every day. The Chemical Free Home is a collection of ways to make that happen with homemade recipes for just about everything! I’m teaming up with a group of 29 other bloggers to showcase some of those recipes plus a few of our own. Spring cleaning has never been healthier!

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Where is my detox starting? With my beautiful, neglected piano. Since Gus arrived, I have probably played my piano only a handful of times.IMG_4527

It makes me sad that life is so hectic right now that music takes a back seat, but I’m also excited that Sweet T will be starting lessons in about a year! In the meantime, the piano looks gorgeous in our living room and I want to take great care of the wood. Here’s a DIY furniture polish recipe that will keep your wood furniture clean, shiny and protected, without harming your home environment.

DIY Furniture Polish: Non-toxic, chemical-free.

DIY Furniture Polish

¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup white or apple cider vinegar
8 drops Young Living lemon essential oil (comes in the premium starter kit!)
Glass spray bottle*

Add 8 drops of Young Living essential oil into the glass spray bottle
Add olive oil and vinegar.
Shake well before each use.
Apply to a microfiber cloth (I used an old cloth diaper insert) and wipe wood surface.
Repeat as often as needed.

*Glass protects the integrity and potency of the oil. You especially want to use glass with citrus oils since they dissolve petrochemicals (plastic, Styrofoam, etc.) No need to buy a special glass spray bottle though! I emptied an apple cider vinegar bottle and attached a spray nozzle from a Dollar Tree spray bottle. Cheap cheap cheap!

DIY furniture polish

Now my piano is free of dust an polished to a shine. I keep looking over at it while I write this post. It looks like the heirloom it was meant to be. And Cricket is putting cat hair back on it as fast as he can. At least no toxic chemicals are getting on his paws then in his mouth!


Are you ready to start your oily journey? The time is now! Click here to learn more or contact the person who introduced you to the “Detox Your Home” Spring blog series. We are all offering a FREE copy of The Chemical Free Home to anyone {in the U.S.} who signs up with premium starter kit through April 7th!

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Next up is Courtney at Courtney’s Sweets with her Homemade Baby Wipes recipe

Be sure to check out all 30 posts in the “Detox Your Home” Spring blogger series for ways to keep a healthy, non-toxic home.

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  1. Great idea…thanks for sharing.

  2. Once I run out of Murphy’s Oil Soap, I will certainly give this DIY furniture polish a try!

  3. Oh, I bet it smells wonderful, too.

  4. It looks great. I like to do my baseboards with oil and lemon. Makes them shine:)

  5. Oh wow, I need to try some of these recipes.

  6. Thank you…always looking for more natural ways to clean, getting rid of all those chemicals in the house.

  7. I definitely need to follow this series! Can’t wait to start using my oils when they come.

  8. If we had any REAL wood furniture, I would totally try this.

  9. I feel like everyone is using essential oils these days!

  10. This sounds great! All the wood in my house is covered with a shiny coat so I rarely polish them but I need to send this to my mom, she has a lot of wood that could use an all-natural polish!

  11. Okay, I am doing this! I love the idea of non-toxic cleaning products.

  12. I love the idea of a diy furniture polish!

  13. I used to make our own furniture polish and with all the moves and transitions in life I completely forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.

  14. What a great idea. I wouldn’t have thought of using Essential oils

  15. It looks really good too! I love that you can pick your own scent.

  16. I think I need to start making more of of my own cleaning supplies. Thanks for the ideas!

  17. Can’t wait to try this

  18. Hello! I’ve been reading your website for a long time
    now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out
    from Dallas Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the great job!

  19. made this and love, love, love it…….better than the store bought i was using

  20. This may be a dumb question, but is unfiltered apple cider vinegar the same as apple cider vinegar with the mother?

  21. I am wondering if instead of Lemon could I use Orange. I do not like the smell of Lemons.

  22. Do you happen to know if the furniture polish can be used on furniture that is painted with chalk paint and waxed?


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