Green Cleaning for Dummies - Week 6: Wood Wonders

**Green Cleaning for Dummies is an 8 week program
WEEK 6: Wood Wonders with Oil!

The Furniture Needs Love Too!

You've probably run out of spray bottles by now, so decide how many you want this week based upon the new recipes you want to make.

You can use a regular size spray bottle for the cleaner and duster, but for the furniture polish recipe, I suggest buying a small spray bottle.  You don't want to mix too much and have the oil go rancid.   Halve the recipe if you don't have a lot of wood furniture.   Don't forget to label the spray bottles!

If you are worried about the olive oil going rancid (though if you don't use too much and wipe it off well that shouldn't happen), go with jojoba -- it won't go rancid because its really a wax.  Almond oil has its own cent -- use your nose and decide what you want.   You don't have to use lemon...lime, orange, and grapefruit work just as well.


Recipe:   Lemon Fresh Furniture Polish

Combine:
1/2 cup olive oil/almond/jojoba oil
1/4 cup lemon juice

Shake well before each use.   Spray a very small amount on (a little goes a long way) and wipe with a cloth, or spray or dab on the cloth then wipe.    Test in an inconspicuous spot before doing the whole piece.   (you can also throw in zest pieces to get a deeper infusion)


Recipe:   Lemon Fresh Light Furniture Duster

Combine:
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp olive/almond/jojoba oil

Shake well before each use.   Spray on and wipe with a cloth, or spray or dab on the cloth then wipe.    Test in an inconspicuous spot before doing the whole piece.    (you can also throw in zest pieces to get a deeper infusion)


Recipe:   Wood Cabinet and Paneling Cleaner

Combine:
2 cups hot water
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil/almond/jojoba oil

Shake well before use.   Wipe on and wipe off.  Test it in an inconspicuous spot first.

2 comments:

  1. Oh thank you for posting this. I love the recipes. I can't wait to give them a go. I've not ever used the jojoba oil or almond oil in anything yet, but I bet the aroma must just be wonderful.

    Thanks again,
    Bird @ witchinmygarden.blogspot.com

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  2. I actually use almond oil rather than a body lotion... And I use it on my baby rather than a baby lotion or oil as well... It's a little more expensive, but it's wonderful! And it's uses for beauty actually date back to the Ancient Egyptians! Call me Cleopatra! lol

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