If you have wooden furniture in your home then you know how hard finding the right cleaner is. For example, I have wooden chairs, dinner table, coffee table, and… my floors are wooden but, for some reason, the more I use commercial cleaners the more the wooden furniture looks worn out.
Of course, I came to the realization that the wooden commercial cleaners I was using were actually doing more damage than good. So I began searching for homemade cleaners I could make and use ingredients that won’t damage the wood. I knew that the right recipe was out there – and, thankfully, I found it!
Here Is How To Make Your Own Wood Cleaner!
You would need a few ingredients – white vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, vegetable glycerin, and lavender essential oil.
Simply mix everything in a spray bottle and shake well before using the cleaner. Use 1/2 cup of the vinegar, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, a tablespoon of the vegetable glycerin, and 20 drops of the essential oil.
Why Does This Cleaner Work?
All of the ingredients I use are safe to be applied on wood and provide amazing results.
The olive oil will leave the wood shiny because it will moisturize and protect it.
The vinegar is amazing at removing grease, dirt, dust, and all sorts of impurities. It’s also an amazing disinfectant!
The lemon juice, similar to the vinegar, both cleans and disinfects! It also smells amazing and will cancel out the terrible vinegar scent.
The vegetable glycerin will keep the wood shiny for longer.
The essential oil will make your cleaner smell amazing – and this is an important step whenever you use vinegar. I specifically use lavender because it has antibacterial properties. You can also use a tea tree if you want the extra disinfecting properties!