Have you ever thought about what’s in your furniture polish? Did you know you can make your own toxin-free version? If you are a fan of DIY recipes for essential oils, you’ve probably heard of beeswax. We love using beeswax in recipes like lip balms or other natural skincare products. But did you know that you can also make a furniture polish out of it?
As I find more and more new ways to eliminate nasty chemicals from our home, I’ve found more and more awesome natural recipes. This one is a natural recipe that can make your furniture shine like new! Check out our Beeswax Furniture Polish!
What I Love About This Recipe
Katie here, I’m a Certified Aromatherapist for Simply Earth. I plan our subscription recipe box. I create and test the recipes you’ll find on this blog. This recipe is included in our April Essential Oil Recipe Box.
There are different types of furniture polish depending on the material used. This recipe is a great way to revive, not just my old-looking wooden furniture, but even metal surfaces. You know me – I love a multi-purpose recipe!
What’s in This Beeswax Furniture Polish Recipe?
The beeswax in this recipe helps in the consistency of your natural furniture polish. It creates a protective coating to your furniture and preserves longer.
If you are an active Recipe Box subscriber, you have beeswax included in your Big Bonus Box.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil helps in the consistency of the natural product you are making. It adds a protective covering aside from beeswax and polishes the wood.
Fractionated Coconut oil is also included in the big bonus box if you are subscribed or planning to subscribe to our Essential Oil Recipe Box.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass Essential Oil is especially good for cleaning wood. Combining this oil with Tea Tree will create a clean aroma.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil is known as the main ingredient to make a powerful cleaner for the sink, tiles, appliances, kitchen counter, and almost every part of the house–plus it will also leave your house with an amazing smell. It also polishes the wood.
Things to Remember When Using This Recipe
This recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.
Do not use this recipe around cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats check out this blog post.
Due to Tea Tree Essential Oil, don’t use this recipe around dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs check out this blog post.
This recipe is meant to use for furniture surfaces. Never ingest any essential oil even if it’s regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
Beeswax Furniture Polish Recipe
Beeswax Furniture Polish
Est. Shelf life: 2 years
1.5 tbsp Beeswax
1/3 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Melt beeswax in a double boiler.
- Add fractionated coconut oil and essential oils. Stir to mix.
- Pour mixture into a small jar.
- To use, apply a small amount of polish to a clean cloth. Gently rub into wood furniture. We recommend first applying any home care products in a discreet place to make sure you like the results before applying over entire furniture.
What are Your Thoughts on Homemade Furniture Polish?
What furniture will you use this polish on? Let us know in the comments section or on social media @fromsimplyearth! We love hearing from you!
This homemade furniture polish and 5 other natural cleaning recipes are included in our April Essential Oil Recipe Box. This box is a great way to start your natural approach for detoxing your home of nasty chemicals. It comes with 4 full-sized 100% pure essential oils, and other natural ingredients you need to make the recipes.
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