Recently I've been getting a few questions about how I polish wooden pieces with essential oils and coconut oil and also about how well it actually works so I decided to do a post about it. I have been adding Lemon (Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic) essential oil, but recently I've been adding one of my new favorites: Wild Orange ( Antiseptic) essential oil. It keeps bacteria at bay..maybe not as well as lemon, but the smell is AMAZING! Anyway...here we go:
1. Get about a tablespoon or so of coconut oil and put it inside a small bowl or container. You may need to
add more coconut oil if you have a lot of wooden furniture that needs polishing.
2. Put 1-2 drops of Wild Orange essential oil onto the mixture and stir it with a fork
3. Wipe your fork off with whatever rag you're going to use and then dip the rag into the mixture and boom, you're ready to go! I've learned that a little goes a long way with this stuff and depending on your surface you can usually spread out a tiny bit to polish a large area.
This is a before and after with one of my end tables:
The picture doesn't do it justice, it looked horrible. It looked really dull and yucky, but thankfully after the polish it's good enough to show off to Grandma ( which is saying something, am I right?!?). I also showed it compared to Walmart's store brand polish and although you can't really see in the pic ( kind of visible on the lower part of the table)....the Walmart side does have a few blotchy, dullish areas that the coconut oil doesn't have.
Well there you have it! Proof that a cleaner full of safe all natural ingredients can work just as well, if not better than one of those harsh chemical filled aerosol ones. Plus the smell of wild orange kicks ANY synthetic smell's butt!
If you're looking for essential oils I recommend the Wild Orange from Spark Naturals, plus if you use coupon code " Bubble" you get 10% off your whole order! Awesome!
Well, there is it! Let me know if you have any questions or comments I would be happy to answer them, happy cleaning!