As a business owner, you want your store to be attractive, clean and free of odors. Strong chemical cleaners can leave an even stronger odor as they clean, and can be bad for customers who might have nose sensitivities to such products, not to mention bad for the environment. If you want to make the wood railings, tables or counters in your store as clean and great smelling as possible, use this guide to clean them naturally with coconut oil and lemon.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
- a feather duster
- 1 lemon
- a sharp knife
- coconut oil
- small bowl
- wooden spoon
- 2 soft clean cloths
Step 2: Dust the Wood
Use the feather duster to pick up as much dust as possible, shaking the dust out of the duster outdoors occasionally.
Step 3: Mix the Ingredients
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Stir in the coconut oil until you have an even mix of juice and oil. For the best results, stir the two ingredients completely, so that you apply an even amount of the two to the wood.
Step 4: Apply the Cleaner
Dip one of the soft cloths into the mixture and rub it on the wooden structure. As you do, the oil penetrates the wood and keeps it from drying out over time. Unlike furniture polish, this concoction of lemon juice and coconut oil provides a longer lasting shine, and emits a nice blend of citrus and coconut scent.
Step 5: Buff the Wood
Grab the other clean cloth and buff the item you're cleaning, working in circular motions. Not only does this process embed the mixture into the wood, but it also helps to remove any dirt and dust that the feather duster didn't grab.
Depending on how long it has been since you've given the wood a good cleaning, you may need more clean cloths, to ensure that you get as much dirt as you can.
When you're finished cleaning, your customers will appreciate the non-chemical smell, and they'll leave with the thought of returning to shop with you again, because of the memorable ambiance your offering. If you like using coconut oil and lemon to clean the wood in your store, take this idea home with you to clean your wooden tables, windowsills and even your hardwood floors. Ask your cleaning expert for other ideas on cleaning your store with natural products that get the job done.
For more tips and information on commercial cleaning services, contact a company like A Plus Cleaning Service Inc.