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DIY Homemade Furniture Polish

Homemade Furniture Polish Recipe

This DIY homemade furniture polish recipe frees you from the chemical-based polish sold in the stores. Enjoy it and share it with loved ones!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 5 ounces
Author Debra Maslowski



  1. Begin making your DIY homemade furniture polish in a double boiler by heating the almond oil and beeswax until the beeswax is completely melted. Wax varies in hardness, so test it before adding the lemon oil. To do this, take a teaspoon and dip it in the oil/wax mixture. Place the spoon on a clean piece of paper and allow it to cool until firm. Once cooled, test the consistency. If it is too soft, add a bit more wax to the mixture and melt completely. If it is too hard, add a bit more oil. It should be firm enough to dip a cloth into and rub across the top, but soft enough to give and melt a bit on contact.

  2. Once desired consistency is achieved, add lemon essential oil and stir well. (You could also use other oils such as lavender, or my favorites, rose and rosewood.)

  3. Pour it into a wide-mouth glass jar and allow it to harden and cool before using.

To Use

  1. Rub a clean cloth across the polish and rub it into the top of your table or other wood furniture that needs polishing. Work it in and buff it with a clean dry cloth. The oils will keep the wood hydrated and the beeswax will prevent more scratches and protect the wood. Lemon essential oil dissolves fingerprints and other dirt.

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