Why Lemon Oil for Furniture? Ask Annie

Dear Annie,
Could you tell me why lemon oil is used on furniture? –Sally

Dear Sally,
Yes, there is a rhyme and reason for using lemon oil for wood furniture polish. It is used because it is so lubricating and antiseptic. Just make sure to use pure lemon oil, not the commonly available lemon oil furniture polish that is full of petroleum distillates. One way to find out if the furniture polish has petroleum in it is to read the label for cautions. “Flammable” is a good indicator that petroleum distillates are included! The purest lemon oil is available from herbalists and those used for medicinal purposes.

As an added bonus, lemon oil is an antidepressant, uplifting, and invigorating! Why not get happier when you clean? –Annie


Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago


Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Sandi C.
Sandi C.3 years ago

good to know.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

JL A.3 years ago

good to know

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se3 years ago


katarzyna phillips

orange oil works well, particularly for darker woods

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thank you for posting.

ANA MARIJA R.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.:)

Julie F.
Julie F.3 years ago

I love the scent.