DIY All-Natural Citrus Furniture Polish

Make your wood furniture looking new again with this easy homemade cleaner.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

If you have wood surfaces that have seen better days, spruce them up with this all-natural, homemade furniture polish. Made with beeswax, natural oils and fortified with the cleaning power of citrus, this wood refresher will leave surfaces looking (and smelling) good as new — no harsh chemicals required.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

What You'll Need

  • 1.5 tbs beeswax
  • 2 tbs castor oil
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 20 drops any citrus essential oil
  • 4 oz tin or jar
  • bamboo skewer

Make a Base

Combine the olive oil, castor oil and beeswax in a small microwaveable bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring with a bamboo skewer in between until fully melted.

Add Scent

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Debbie Wolfe

Add 20 drops of your favorite citrus essential oil. Stir with the skewer.

Store It

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Debbie Wolfe

Pour the mixture into a four-ounce tin and let cool. It will firm up when it reaches room temperature.

Refresh Your Furniture

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Debbie Wolfe

To use, dip a lint-free rag into the polish and apply to your wood surfaces. Massage the polish into the wood and wipe off any excess. Store at room temperature. Pro tip: Spot test in an inconspicuous area before using.

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