How to make homemade furniture polish for wood

homemadd wood furniture polish with essential oil

Bring life back to your wood furniture with this all-natural homemade wood polish cleaner spray that uses the power of natural essential oils to preserve wood and bring it back to life.

Use this DIY Wood Polish Spray to clean without the use of synthetic chemicals or aerosol sprays that are unhealthy to both the environment and our bodies. 

Wood furniture is an investment that needs to be cared for and maintained. Although polishing wood furniture should only be done every few months, it is important to continually keep the wood clean by dusting or wiping it with a damp microfiber cloth.

Bring the shine back to your favorite wood tables, chairs, floors, and other wood furniture with this simple recipe for homemade DIY wood polish spray and cleaner that is made with doTERRA essential oils. 

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Supplies For Your Homemade Wood Polish Spray

This easy homemade spray calls for only a few ingredients like olive oil and vinegar that you can probably find in your kitchen cabinet.  If not, you can pick them up next time you’re at the grocery store, or order them online.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths.  You’ll use these to wipe your wood furniture after you spray it with the polish cleaner.  These are soft and won’t scratch the wood.  These are highly rated and are made of ultra-soft material so are scratch-free.  You can wash them and use them for cleaning up all-around your home.

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8 oz Glass Spray Bottles  You’ll want a few of these to use for different green cleaning recipes.  Glass is preferred any time you are using essential oils because plastic and essential oils are not friends.

I love this 3 pack because it is reasonably priced, has the measurement markings on the side, and comes with chalk labels so you know what’s what.

Glass spray bottles for All Natural DIY Wood Polish Spray with Essential Oil

Recommended Essential Oils for your Homemade Wood Furniture Polish Cleaner

Wild Orange Essential Oil

bottle of doTERRA wild orange essential oil with orange slices on wood

Orange Oil can help keep your wood from drying out and restore shine, beauty, and depth to the natural wood grain.

Arborvitae Essential Oil

5ml bottle of doTERRA Arborvitae essential oil on a rock

Arborvitae is known as the “Tree of Life”, and the oil has natural preserving properties that keep wood from rotting.

Related Post: Learn more about the Benefits of Arborvitae Essential Oil, plus get diffuser blends, DIY Recipes, Roller Ball Recipes and a 30 day checklist of new ways to use Arborvitae.

Recipe for How to Make Homemade Wood Furniture Polish

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homemade wood furniture polish with essential oil

Homemade Wood Furniture Polish Recipe

Author: Dawn Goehring
Bring life back to your wood furniture with this all natural homemade wood polish cleaner spray that uses the power of natural essential oils to preserve wood and restore depth to the wood grain.
Use this homemade wood furniture polish to clean without the use of synthetic chemicals or aerosol sprays that are unhealthy to both the environment, and our bodies. 
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  • Add olive oil and vinegar to the glass spray bottle.
  • Add essential oils to the spray bottle
  • Shake gently to combine.
  • Apply the wood polish spray to a microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean.


As you would with any cleaning product, test an inconspicuous spot to ensure this is safe for your furniture.  Pick a spot on the back or out of sight.  Once you are confident you can safely use this on your wood, you can comfortably proceed.

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Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

7 thoughts on “Homemade Furniture Wood Polish Spray”

    1. Kim – Others you could try are Lemon or Cedarwood. As always, be sure to test in a small inconspicuous area first.

  1. I’m excited to try this recipe out! I typically get my wood floors polished in my dining room and living by a professional wood floor cleaner near me, and my floors always turn out great. I just cleaned out my basement though and noticed how dirty the wood floors were. I’m planning on using this recipe to DIY polish the floors myself!

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