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.
When I was a kid, Pledge was a staple in our house. I did a lot of chores, and I remember spraying the contents of that yellow can all over the dining room table like it was yesterday. Making DIY cleaning products like homemade furniture polish is something my parents never would have thought to do.
Imagine my horror when I grew up and became aware that most store bought cleaning products contain ingredients that can be harmful to our health and to the environment. Have you read the ingredients in Pledge furniture polish? Here’s what’s listed on the SC Johnson website for Pledge Lemon Fresh:
Water, Isoparaffin, Dimethicone, Octylphosphonic Acid, Nitrogen, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate, Polydimethylsiloxane, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance, Proprietary Thickening Agent, Methylisothiazolinone, Other Undisclosed Ingredients
I think I’ll stick to my natural and homemade cleaning products. If you’re still using store bought cleaners and want to make the switch to natural or DIY cleaning products, you’ll be happy to know you can easily and inexpensively take out most of the chemical cleaners in your home and replace them with safer alternatives.
Using items you already have on hand in your pantry and a few essential oils, you can put together a cleaning arsenal that is safer, cheaper and much better smelling than anything you could find on store shelves. Today, I will show you how to make a natural homemade furniture polish that’s 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. You could also upcycle any shallow wide mouth pasta, pickle or jelly jar instead.
Homemade Furniture Polish
- 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.
- Set jar in a small pan and carefully add water to the pan until jar is half submerged.
- Heat over medium, stirring frequently, until beeswax pellets are completely melted.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then stir in essential oils.
- Allow it to cool completely, then replace lid and store in a cool dark place.