Store-bought cleansers intended for wood furniture often contain scents and chemicals you might not wish to use in your house, especially if family members are sensitive or allergic to these ingredients. Some cleansers also have a waxy material that dulls the furniture over time. As opposed to wondering exactly what it is you are brushing your furniture with, create your own furniture cleansers to ensure fully safe, natural alternatives you can whip up any time you like.
Vinegar and Oil: Not For Salads
A mixture of vinegar and olive oil cleans and conditions the timber. Mix equal portions of white vinegar and also an inexpensive olive oil in a lidded jar. Shake the container, then dab the fluid onto a soft lint-free cloth, rubbing it over the timber. After 15 minutes, buff with a brand new lint-free cloth. Add a few drops of lemon or orange essential oil to the mix to get a fresh, uplifting fragrance.
Amazing Buff with Beeswax
A beeswax and petroleum wood furniture cleaner also helps protect your timber. Mix 4 parts of an oil such as jojoba, olive or coconut oil with 1 part beeswax in a glass measuring cup by squeezing the wax into the fluid oil. Heat for a minute or so from the microwave or until the beeswax melts; stirring it every 30 seconds or so helps. When it is thoroughly mixed, it has a honey-like consistency. When the fluid cools, scoop a few onto a lint-free cloth and rub it over the furniture. Peel off the excess with a dry cloth.
Homemade Scrub for Water Spots
A beverage glass left on a table with a coaster might leave behind an unsightly white ring. Hot dishes also discolor a timber finish, leading to similar white spots. Banish those blemishes using a homemade scrub made of baking soda and only enough water to produce a paste-like consistency. Dab a soft cloth into the paste and rub it over the white spots till they disappear. A damp cloth or sponge wipes the baking soda away, followed with a dry cloth to remove moisture.
Fundamental Spray Cleaner
A simple cleaning spray kept on hand at a spray bottle helps wipe off spills as they occur. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and then use it as needed to clean a particular spill or an whole tabletop. After a minute or two, wipe the table down with a soft cloth, buffing till dry.