Is it okay to dust furniture with olive oil?



  1. 0 Votes

    It is fine, and there are recipes for making quality dusting sprays using olive oil!


    Homemade Dusting Spray

    1 cup white vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon olive oil

    Pour both ingredients into an empty spray bottle. Shake well and spritz on furniture. Wipe with an old cotton t-shirt. Done!

    If you feel like you’re missing out on a lemony scent, you can chop a lemon and drop it into a small saucepan of simmering water. Feel free to also toss in a few springs of rosemary and your home will smell naturally fresh!

  2. 0 Votes

    Like the previous answer said, this a-okay and is actually recommend by the green community as an eco-friendly alternative. Olive oil is best used on furniture with a glossy finish vs a dull one – it’s probably best not to use it on old, antique furniture. For a deep cleaning polish, here is one recipe:

    • Combine 3 parts olive oil to 1 part white vinegar in a glass or ceramic container.
    • Apply the polish with a soft polishing cloth, not rubbing in too much, but letting it soak in.

    However, for a regular polish here is this one:

    • Combine 2 cups of olive oil and 1 juiced lemon in a glass or ceramic container.
    • Apply the polish with a soft polishing cloth and use the cloth to shine the furniture by rubbing briskly.
    • Allow the furniture to air dry if not already dry from the buffing.

    However, you MUST use these recipes during the same day! Don’t keep them overnight or stock them.

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