Why? Because the majority of them contain silicon, or a silicon substitute, to counteract the effects of other ingredients. Since silicon bonds with itself, every new application is basically putting down yet another layer of silicon. Over time, those layers are going to get cloudy.
So what’s a Housewife (or -Hubby) to do? Head to the kitchen and whip up a homemade mix from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!
Homemade Furniture Polish Recipe
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
3 to 4 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
Add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake well. Spray onto cloth and wipe onto furniture for light polishing, or for a heavier gloss spray directly onto furniture and buff with with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Equipment you may need: