While I love the shine and protection that furniture polish gives my wood, I can live without all the dangerous chemicals they pack into it. I love making my own home and body products with essential oils and and few other items on hand. First of all I feel safer having them around my family and pets, and secondly, I can customize the scents. I love a good herbal smell throughout my home so lemon and basil are my perfect combination.
How to Make Homemade Furniture Polish
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 tsp. beeswax granules
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- 5 drops basil essential oil
I recommend you buy your beeswax in granules. Otherwise if you buy a block of it, you will need to grate it so that it melts better with your other ingredients. If you have it in block form, simply use a microplane to grate enough.
Combine coconut oil and beeswax in a small jar that has a tight fitting lid.
Place in saucepan over medium heat, add 2 inches of water and heat until melted.
Stir and remove from heat, allow to cool until comfortable to the touch.
Add lemon juice and essential oils.
Finish cooling to set your furniture polish which will remain slightly soft.
Directions for use:
Use a soft, absorbent cloth to rub furniture polish into wood
Add whatever essential oils you like to create an aromatic furniture polish: orange, lavender, lemongrass, grapefruit, lemon, or basil.