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Lemon-Scented Furniture Oil

This simple to make furniture polish cleans and protects wood, leaving a fresh scent.
Prep Time5 mins


  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil or another light textured oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon essential oil


  • Combine all ingredients and pour into a bottle for storage.
  • To Use: Shake the bottle well and pour a few drops on a dust cloth. Polish wood furniture and woodwork, but choose another product for hardwood floors, since this oil will make them slippery.


You may use another scent of essential oil in place of lemon, but be sure it is safe around your pets. I like using pine, fir, cedarwood, orange, lime, or grapefruit in place of the lemon essential oil.
You may also replace the sweet almond oil with another vegetable oil that won't go rancid quickly, or use Danish oil, Tung oil, or another oil specifically made for protecting woodwork and furniture.