The neurotoxic chemicals in some commercial shoe polishes can be both inhaled and absorbed through the skin during use. These chemicals can cause irritation and are linked to a host of health risks. You can make your own organic shoe polish to replace the potentially dangerous chemical shoe polishes available commercial. Homemade organic shoe polish doesn't require a laundry list of items to make. In fact, with a just a few ingredients from your cupboard you can make a safe and effective organic shoe polish in a matter of minutes.
Items you will need
- 1 cup organic olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. organic lemon juice
- Organic banana peel
- Soft cloth
- Lint-free cloth
- Paper towels
- Glass jar with lid
Pour 1 cup of organic olive oil into a clean glass jar. Add 1/4 teaspoon of organic lemon juice.
Put the lid on the glass jar and seal it tight. Shake the contents of the jar until the two ingredients are well-blended.
Apply the organic shoe polish to your shoes with a clean rag. Use a circular motion.
Allow the shoe polish to sit for 2 to 3 minutes. Rub shoes to a shine in a circular motion, with a clean, dry, lint-free cloth.
Rub the inside of a banana peel on shoes for a quick shine. Wipe clean with a paper towel or soft cloth.
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