Thursday, February 18, 2010

Homemade Cleaners - Furniture Polish

GREEN Furniture Polish Recipe (Use instead of Pledge)

Mix in a sprayer bottle (from the dollar store***):

1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice

To use: Shake well and apply a small amount to a flannel cleaning rag (aka old receiving blanket/cloth diaper). Spread evenly over furniture surface. Flip cloth over to the dry side and polish dry.

This recipe works well because the lemon juice breaks up the dirt and the olive oil shines the wood. (recipe found in Cynthia Ewer's book Houseworks: How to Live Clean, Green and Organized at Home)

***I have about 5 of these bottles, all filled with different solutions for cleaning. I like them because they are economical, safe for my kids to use and breathe, and really get the job done.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful!! I really appreciate any homemade cleaners that are safe for the kiddos to use. I am going to check out the book you mentioned as well!