Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Furniture polish

A few of you have asked for my furniture polish recipe...
I found it on Beautiful somehow

1 Cup Vinegar


1 Cup Water

1 tsp Olive Oil

1 Lemon Rind

2-3 Microfiber Cloths

Jar with a lid



Directions: Mix the vinegar, water, and oil, in a bowl. Soak your microfiber cloths in the solution, squeeze out excess water, and place in the jar with lemon rinds wrapped around, let set for
several hours..

I made a few changes....
I used my lemon vinegar for the vinegar...
it is easy to do the lemon vinegar...
use your left over lemon peels...
place them in a jar...
pour vinegar over them till they are all covered..
put a lid on them...
sit them in a cool dark space for two weeks...
at the end of the two weeks...
strain the vinegar out of the peels...
use the lemon vinegar for cleaning...
I then put the peels in the sun...
let dry out..use for potpourri...
I put the mixture in a bottle...be sure and give it a shake each time...
I use an old t-shirt or dish towel to apply the polish to my furniture...
I have noticed the dust has been staying away much longer...
with the commercial brands...within hours I would have dust...
with this...it is a few days before I notice any...
and it smells fresh...not chemically...



9 comments:

Michelle said...

I will be trying this! I really like homemade cleaning solutions. I use the 3 parts hydro peroxide/1 part Dawn dish washing liquid in a spray bottle for the bathrooms/kitchens.

Debbie said...

Great suggestion! I'll give it a try.

Janie said...

Great idea to have a furniture polish that's homemade and should be safe for kids, too.

pbrenner said...

Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us - I hope to try it this weekend!

Patty

Bev said...

sounds wonderful!! thanks for sharing...will give it a try!!

Nancy said...

Is there anything vinegar can't do? Great recipe. Love your coreopsis photo -- very pretty!

Sandra said...

thanks deb, not hard at all.

Susan said...

I am gonna try this. I hate spending so much money on furniture polish

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very interesting. Thank you, I need to try this!