wood cleaners

These formulas are for furniture with a hard finish and in need of a good surface cleaning, like garage and estate sale finds, or items kept in storeage for a long time. if cleaning the wood doesn't revive the piece, it may be time for refinishing.

 

 
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fragrant wood cleaner

This fragrant formula will clear away sticky grime. Using bergamot or geranium essential oil will give a floral scent.

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon liquid castile soap

4 drops bergamot, geranium, or sweet orange essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a small plastic spray bottle. Apply to wood and wipe clean with a damp cloth. Wipe again with a dry cloth.

*Always test wood cleaning formulas on an inconspicuous are of your furniture.

 *Do you need CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils to make this recipe? check out the link: https://www.mydoterra.com/ShoppingCart/index.cfm?FuseAction=CategoryShop&CategoryID=4545

 
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Berry good for wood cleaner

Use this fruity solution to bring dingy, dull wood furniture back to life.

1 tablespoon fresh raspberry leave

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup vinegar

1/2 cup lemon juice

Steep raspberry leave in water for 20 minutes. Strain. In a plastic spray bottle, combine tea, vinegar, and lemon juice. Shake well. Moisten a soft cloth with the solution and gently rub the wood to loosen and remove dirt. Use a second clean cloth dampened with water to remove any residue. Wipe again with a dry towel

 

dusting aids

These formaulas are useful for regular dusting, and they smell great, too. Choose one that's right for the type of would you have.

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lemon- fresh dust buster

This recipe is for single use. You could make larger quantities, but the presence of lemon juice necessitates refrigeration. If you want to make enough to store plastic spray bottle, you could increase the amount of lemon balm tea to 2 cups, omit the lemon juice, and increase the lemon essential oil to 20 drops.

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/8 cup cooled lemon balm tea

2 drops thyme essential oil

4 drops lemon essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto wood and wipe clean with a dry cloth.

*Do you need CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils to make this recipe? check out the link: https://www.mydoterra.com/ShoppingCart/index.cfm?FuseAction=CategoryShop&CategoryID=4545

 

 

 
 
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Cedarwood dusting aid

Here's a personal favorite of our clients! We use it for bookcases, coffee tables, kitchen cabinets, and antique dining room tables. Our clients adore the scent of cedar on wood; the sweet orange oil adds just the right touch. The recipe makes enough for a large plastic spray bottle.

1/2 cup oil soap (I like Murphy's Oil Soap)

3/4 cup water

5 drops sweet orange or patchouli essential oil

15-20 drops cedar essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto wood and wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth.

*Do you need CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils to make this recipe? check out the link: https://www.mydoterra.com/ShoppingCart/index.cfm?FuseAction=CategoryShop&CategoryID=4545