In the Refectory, or dining room as the simple folk like to call it, there is a long dining table reclaimed from a monastery. When I asked the tour guide how they got the table so shiny, he replied, "500 years of elbow grease." I DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF TIME!
I've never been completely happy with store-bought polish, so I went to the Internet(s) to see what the clever moms out there were doing to shine their furniture. Two simple ingredients. I couldn't belive it was that easy: lemon juice and olive oil. That's it. I used my microfiber glove to apply the mixture, always rubbing with the grain of the wood, a little tooth brush to get to the nooks and crannies while I was at it, and a soft, clean cloth the remove the excess. Just a few simple steps to homemade furniture polish. Works great, smells even better. Castle living can't get much easier!