After getting all of my wood surfaces clean with the Orange Oil Wood Cleaner, I wanted to get some much-needed moisture into that wood with some conditioning oil. Like the first time I tried creating my own cleaner, my requirements were pretty simple. It needed to be effective at conditioning the wood, and it needed to smell good.
To make the base of my Orange Oil Wood Conditioner, I chose almond oil. Almond oil is known to be a wonderful non-toxic wood conditioning oil appropriate for finishing eating vessels made of wood. So I’m pretty sure it is safe for my furniture! To make the almond oil smell amazing, I added Orange Essential Oil. Orange Essential Oil has the added benefit of antiseptic properties and potential mood lifting properties. And no wonder — after cleaning all the wood with the Orange Oil Cleaner and conditioning all the wood with this recipe, the whole house smells like summer!
Orange Oil Wood Conditioner Recipe
2 Ounces (1/4 Cup) Almond Oil
10 Drops Orange Essential Oil
Pour into storage jar and shake to blend well. Use tiny amounts on a cloth to condition wood. Test in an inconspicuous place first.
(If you want to add just a tiny bit of cleaning power to this recipe, you can add 1 TBSP vinegar and shake well.)
Again – if you really like the smell of LEMON in your wood conditioner, you can substitute Lemon Essential Oil instead, which is similar in antiseptic use and possible mood lifting effects.
PLEASE: Test this and all other chemical mixes in an inconspicuous place on your wood finish before applying in large amounts. Your results may vary.
As with all citrus oils, these oils can be phototoxic and should not be used by small children or applied to the skin before going out in the sun.
NOTE: I order all of my essential oils from Rocky Mountain Oils. They ship for FREE and are of the highest quality without requiring any MLM participation or markup. You are going to love these essential oils!