Wood Surface Polish
5oz Organic Refined Coconut Oil
5 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
5 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Clean Cotton Cloth
I like to think I’ve gotten better about going off on tangents when coconut oil comes up in conversation.
But the truth is I probably havn’t.
One 14oz jar for under $10 offers endless opportunities to create healthier alternatives. If you haven't already, its time to jump on the band wagon folks! Im not saying you need to use a jar every week but you will when you start seeing what it can easily be substituted for.
Like giving the coffee table a really good shine or dusting off the book shelves. If you’re feeling really motivated, pull up your sleeves and give those wood or laminate floors some much needed TLC.
Today — I give to you this fabulous alternative to store bought wood polish. No matter how organic, zero chemicals, safe for your family blah blah whatever that label says — this my friends is way mo betta 100% plant based and muscle grease.
Let’s begin *** Cranks up some music ***
It’s important to make sure you sweep the floors really good or you’ll end up with a giant mess. Coconut oil and hair balls are actually really gross. BUT because coconut oil is a natural disinfectant you don't need to clean the surface prior to oiling them! Winning!
I like to put my coconut oil in a small shallow bowl so its easy to shmear onto the cloth. Mix in the essential oils using a spoon or chop stick if you’re one of those people that keeps stuff around “for when you might need it”. Fold the cloth and dab a corner into the cleaner. Make sure you get a good little blob on there so you can work it into a larger surface area. Imagine waxing a car only we are oiling the wood and not taking it off. We want the wood to soak up some oil leaving it shiny and protected. If you live in a warmer climate your coconut oil might be in liquid form. This is OK. If you're in a cooler climate you might want to warm your coconut oil up so that it’s easier to work with.
It’s going to take some practice and time but once you get the hang of it you will agree this is an awesome alternative. Try not to walk around on them for a few hours. The longer the coconut oil can sit on there before you start dancing around the better results you’ll get.
Im pretty proud of myself for this find and I'm excited to hear about every one else’s experience!