DIY Furniture Polish Recipes Using Natural Ingredients

by emilysmaids - June 9, 2023

DIY Furniture Polish Recipes Using Natural Ingredients - Emily's Maids of Dallas

Hi! Welcome back to our blog! Today we wanted to share some DIY furniture polish recipes using natural ingredients.

Furniture is one of the most essential parts of any home. It not only serves its fuctional purpose, but also adds character and personality to our home. But we all know furniture can become dull and lose its shine.

This is why you need to take care of it with furniture polish. Furniture polish is important to keep our furniture looking clean and shiny.

There are plenty of DIY furniture polish recipes, and the best part is, you can use natural and cheap ingredients!

Why do We Need Furniture Polish?

First of all, furniture polish can help to clean, protect and shine wooden furniture. It can also extend the life of your furniture and make it look more attractive.

Furthermore, many of the materials used for furniture come from organic sources. For example, you have wood, bamboo or rattan. These are either trees or plants that, when alive, obtain their natural shine on their own. This can be either from the environment or by creating their own protective coating.

Although they still respond to the environment after they have been converted into furniture, they do not produce this coating. Or at least, not enough in some cases. This is why you need to add your own furniture polish, either by buying them from the store or creating your own DIY furniture polish.

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Benefits of Using Furniture Polish

Furniture polish helps us keep our furniture beautiful, on the outside and the inside!

First, you are protecting the surface. Polish adds a protective coating that resists (to some degree) stains, scratches and other forms of damage. These are caused daily by spilling liquids, moving furniture or by the environment.

The environment, in a way, is a silent killer for our furniture. That is, in case it’s not polished. Moisture and temperature impact on the surface. If you live in a city such as Dallas, with high humidity, the surface might stain or you might see mold and mildew growing on top of your surface.

Second, you are also enhancing the appearance of your furniture polish. With a protective coating, You will add shine and depth to the surface’s fibers or grain.

A polished surface looks shiny, healthy and just more alive in general. If you are planning on selling your home, polishing your furniture can, in fact, increase your home’s value!

Even if your furniture is far from being brand new, if you take good care of it, it will make your entire home look and feel more expensive.

Last but not certainly not least, it will be easier to clean your home if your use furniture polish. This protective coating makes it easier to wipe dirt and grime.

First, your surface will be more uniform and less porous. This means dust particles won’t stick to the surface.

Second, even if the surface is clean, it might look dull and dirty if it’s not polished.

Here are some DIY furniture polish recipes for you to try at home. They are easy to make and safe to use on many different types of furniture!

Beeswax and Linseed Oil Furniture Polish

Beeswax is a natural polish and it has many benefits.

To start, melt 1/2 cup of beeswax in a double boiler. Once it melted, remove from heat and stir, adding 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup of jojoba oil. Once combined, pour the mixture into a container and let it cool.

Scoop a small amount onto a soft microfiber cloth and rub onto your furniture. Always move in a soft, circular motion.

You can replace linseed oil with carnauba wax if you want to. The carnauba is harder and also has a higher melting point. This means it will give a harder finish. But that’s up to your personal preferences!

Always test first in a small, hidden area to ensure it won’t cause staining.

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Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Furniture Polish

This polish is quite simple and straightforward. Just mix 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup of lemon juice.

Olive oil is a well-known natural moisturizer and this is necessary from time to time. However, if you notice your furniture is already ‘oily’, it’s best to skip this recipe.

Apply a small amount to a soft cloth and rub it onto your furniture using a soft, circular motion.

Let it sit for a few minutes, and buff using a clean cloth.

Related: The Best Essential Oils for Cleaning Your Home – Part I

Coconut Oil and Lemon Essential Oil Furniture Polish:

Coconut oil is a carrier oil, which means that it helps to “carry” an essential oil such as lemon oil.

Lemon essential oil can help to clean and remove dirt and grime from your furniture. It can also leaving a fresh and pleasant scent. However, lemon oil can be too acidic and not suitable for all types of furniture.

To create this solution, just mix 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil with 15 drops of lemon essential oil.

To apply, repeat the instructions from the other solutions: rub in a circular motion and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

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Coffee Grounds and Olive Oil

This recipe is quite unusual, but effective! Coffee grounds are abrasive and able to remove dirt and scratches from the wood. With friction, they slowly add color and aroma to the wood.

Olive oil, on the other hand, is a moisturizer.

You will need 1/4 cup of used coffee grounds and 1/4 cup of olive oil. Mix them in a bowl until well combined.

Rub it onto your furniture in a circular motion and buff with a dry microfiber cloth for extra shine. If you notice the wood grain, follow the direction of the grain. Avoid using too much polish or leaving any excess on the surface.

DIY furniture polish using coffee grounds and olive oil


There you have it! We hope these DIY furniture polish recipes will help you take care of your furniture and make them look brand new!

As you know, we’re all for using natural cleaning products. We love the fact that they are common ingredients that you can find in your kitchen or bathroom.

As a final tip, store your homemade furniture polish in a cool and dark place, such as a cupboard or a refrigerator. If you are using lemon juice, for example, keep in mind you will need to use it fast before it goes bad.

Don’t forget to check Emily’s Maids of Dallas if you want a professional cleaning service. We’ll be back soon with more cleaning tips!

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