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When I was making my Natural Furniture Polish Spray last week, I also decided that I needed to make a Natural Lemon Oil for my furniture. I live in Colorado and it is really dry, so a lot of our antiques need to be oiled, not just polished. Otherwise, they get really dry and the finish will crack.
When I was researching furniture oil the majority of them have olive oil or mineral oil, which is fine, but I also wanted to add jojoba oil for it absorption qualities. I will also add my old standby of tea tree oil for its antibacterial qualities.
Natural Lemon Oil
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup jojoba oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
10 drops tea tree oil
10 drops lemon essential oil.
Pour all ingredients into a squirt bottle, and shake well. Use as you would any other type of furniture oil.
|Lemon Oil Finished|
The table to the right is with nothing done, the center table has some oil on it, and the table to the right has the bottom left corner oiled. There is a marked improvement in the wood. I think the oil had done a great job. After I took the picture, I finished the table. It looks great.
Let me know what you think. Have you made your own furniture oil? What recipe did you use? I would love to hear from you.