Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Natural Lemon Oil - Furniture Oil

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am reading everyones' messages, but since I am traveling I will not be able to respond until after I am home.  Thank you for all of your wonderful comments.
Cyber hugs to all.
Debi


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

Ingredients:

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.

Enjoy!!!
Debi

17 comments:

  1. thats very useful...im gonna give it a try and tell you! thanks!!
    have a great week...

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    1. Hi Peli,

      It made my tables look beautiful, and it was much less expensive then the Lemon Oil that you buy in the store. Let me know what you think.
      Debi

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  2. Looks like it works great, can't wait to try this! :-)

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    1. Hey Crystal,

      It does work really well. Let me know what you think.
      Debi

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  3. love the idea of organic furniture polish

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    1. Thanks, I hope that you give it a try.
      Debi

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  4. What a great idea! Now I just wish I had some furniture that needed polished, because I bet this smells amazing.

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    1. It is really great. I love the stuff. Let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by.
      Debi

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    1. I'm always happy to share. Thank you for hosting the link party.
      Debi

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  6. Good DIY idea...
    Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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    1. Carrie,
      Thank you for hosting the party.
      Debi

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  7. WOW! Neat idea. I hope you link up to Wild West Thursday. Hope to see you there.
    http://www.thegirlinthewildwest.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite. I will be going over there right now.
      Debi

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  8. Thanks for linking to Your Green Resource! I featured it as my pinned post! :)

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    1. Hi Andrea,
      Thank you so much for featuring my Lemon Oil. I love this stuff. I also love your blog. Have a great day!!!
      Debi

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  9. This is indeed a good DIY and a must try furniture polish. By the way, I read about apple cider vinegar as a good polish ingredient along with few drops of oil. It would not only give a more polished furniture, but would also make the wood cleaner. I look forward to reading more of your DIY tips.

    ~ Thanks ~
    Anita Hugh

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