When I couldn't find my furniture polish today, I googled how to make your own. This is probably not anything new to anyone but me:) but just in case (for finished wood)--
2 parts olive (or vegetable) oil
1 part lemon juice
I used 1/4 c. olive oil that I bought in a 3 L jug at Sam's Club for about $12. I used 1/8c. (or a half) of a large lemon.
Apply in the direction of the grain with a cloth and then buff with another cloth until it no longer looks oily.
Impressive results! My wood is shining!
(And I am saving lots of money! I estimate my 3L of olive oil will yield about 67 one-fourth cup servings. That is about .18 cents per use, plus the cost of the lemon...usually about .50 in our area. The lemon does make the homemade polish more expensive, but it is all natural and smells great. Plus, the kids can drink this stuff--probably wouldn't want to, but if they do, at least they're getting their omega-3's from the olive oil and vitamin C from the lemon!) :)
Do you use homemade natural cleaners? If so, what are some of your favorite "recipes"? Do you notice better results with natural as opposed to commercial? I'd love to hear from you!
I don't want to be just a good mom--I want to be a great mom! To do that, I definitely need lots and lots of God's mercy. Three wonderful little boys (and a new baby girl) six and under call me Mama, and they bless my life and draw me to the feet of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A former broadcast news journalist, I traded in the glamour of being on-air for the glory of motherhood. My husband is my best friend and companion in this crazy little endeavor of seeking to raise a godly family amidst the chaos of daily life with very active little people. (For the record, it's Cheryl) :)