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Furniture Polish Cream

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  1. Place the jojoba oil and beeswax pellets in your pint-sized mason jar. Fill a small saucepan with a few inches of water, then place the mason jar in the pan. Put the saucepan on your stove over low heat, and stir the mixture using a bamboo skewer until the mixture has melted completely.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat, and carefully remove the jar. Add the eucalyptus and lemon essential oils, and mix thoroughly with the skewer.
  3. Let the mixture cool for an hour or two on your counter, then transfer it to an airtight container for storage.

Using Your Homemade Furniture Polish

Before polishing your furniture, make sure it is clean of any dirt, grime, or dust. You don’t want to accidentally trap dust and dirt in your furniture’s finish! When you’re ready, use a soft cloth to apply a small amount of the polish to the surfaces of your wooden furniture. Buff the polish to a shine with another clean, soft cloth.

Stain Removers

FABRICS AND UPHOLSTERY

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • White vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Toothpaste, not the gel kind
  1. Apply a small amount of your stain remover of choice from above onto the marker stain using a clean cloth. Dab the stain rather than scrubbing the stain to prevent it from going deeper into the fabric.
  2. Repeat until the stain disappears.

WOOD FURNITURE

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Toothpaste, not the gel kind
  1. Apply a small amount of your stain remover of choice onto the marker stain.
  2. Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes and then remove with a wet cloth.
  3. Repeat until the stain disappears.

Furniture polish

Add ingredients to a mason jar and mix well.  Add a dime-size amount to a cloth and rub on furniture to remove smudges and dust.  It adds a nice, shiny, protective layer.

Stains on WALLS

  1. Apply a small amount of your stain remover of choice onto the marker stain using a clean cloth.
  2. Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes and then remove with a wet cloth.
  3. Repeat until the stain disappears.

DO YOU HAVE HARD WATER??

Here some useful info about how to find out if you do and whether it’s best to use castile soap or sal suds as your natural soap element for cleaning.

The Test to see if you have hard water or not…

Fill a clear glass with tap water.

Squirt in some true soap, such as Castile Liquid Soap.

If the soap turns cloudy as it enters the water, you have hard water. If the soap swirls around but stays pretty much clear, you don’t.

The reaction of castile soap with the minerals in the water leaves behind an insoluble film that’s commonly called “soap scum”. Soap scum is not actually soap that remains, but a precipitate of minerals. If you do not have hard water, castile soap is ideal.

If you have hard water – use sal suds in place of castile soap. This is our biodegradable household cleaner which doesn’t react with hard water. It rinses cleanly and leave surfaces sparkling. No more film on the tub or towels! For it’s multitude of uses, see the Sal Suds Dilution Cheat Sheet.

Remedies if you have hard water:

If you have hard water, there are a couple ways you’ll see the effects.

Laundry: Hard water doesn’t rinse the soap off as well.

Remedy: Add ½ to 1 cup of vinegar to your rinse cycle.

Shiny bathroom surfaces: Hard water leaves soap scum (ring around the tub).

Remedy: Wipe surfaces dry, and clean once or twice a week with a 50% vinegar spray. 50% water

Hair: Hard water can make hair stiff and a little tacky feeling.

Remedy: Use a slightly acidic rinse after you wash your hair with soap such as 50% apple cider vinegar solution, or a couple capfuls of the Dr. Bronner’s Hair Rinse diluted in a cup of water.

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