Homemade Furniture Polish to Make Wood Shine Naturally

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Are you looking for the best DIY alternative to Pledge, Liquid Gold or Old English to clean the wood in your home? This easy natural homemade furniture polish recipe with essential oils is easy to make and it works great.

Homemade Furniture Polish in a squat mason jar

This recipe for natural homemade furniture polish is quick, easy and effective! You can change up the essential oils if you would like to create your favorite scent combination.

I like to use squat mason jars for my homemade furniture polish. Not only are they pretty, but they are perfect for furniture polish. They have a wide mouth and shallow build that allows you to scoop out every last bit of the homemade furniture polish, so nothing goes to waste. 

Close up of homemade wood polish

Homemade Furniture Polish

This easy natural homemade furniture polish recipe is easy to make and it works great.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes




  • Place olive oil and beeswax pellets right into your short mason jar. I like to mix my ingredients right in the jar I am going to store them in. It saves me a step in cleaning an extra pot.
    Furniture polish ingredients added to a jar in a pan
  • Set jar in a small pan and carefully add water to the pan until jar is half submerged.
    Melting furniture polish ingredients in a jar
  • Heat over medium, stirring frequently, until beeswax pellets are completely melted.
    Melted furniture polish
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then stir in essential oils.
    Essential oils being added to furniture polish
  • Allow it to cool completely, then replace lid and store in a cool dark place.
    Squat mason jar of diy furniture polish


How To Use Your Homemade Furniture Polish
Scoop out polish with a soft rag and rub into wood as needed. Buff the majority of your polish into the wood.

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