For decades, Murphy Oil Soap has been a household favorite for cleaning wooden surfaces. But its gentle yet effective formula means it’s versatile enough for a plethora of other uses. Unearth the full potential of this classic cleaner with these 25 innovative cleaning hacks:
- Wood Furniture Revival: The original use, but always a winner. Gently clean and shine wooden furniture to restore its natural luster.
- Laminate Floor Cleaner: A mixture of the soap and warm water can be used to clean laminate floors without leaving a residue.
- Leather Upholstery Cleaner: Apply a diluted solution to a soft cloth and gently clean leather surfaces to remove dirt without drying the material.
- Stainless Steel Polish: Use it diluted on stainless steel appliances. It cleans without streaking.
- Remove Sticky Residue: If you have stickers or tape residue on glass or plastic, apply the soap undiluted, rub gently, and rinse.
- Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles: Use it to clean bathroom tiles, removing soap scum and giving tiles a natural shine.
- Vinyl Surface Cleaner: It’s gentle enough for vinyl surfaces, from floor tiles to record collections.
- Dusting Spray: Mix with water in a spray bottle, lightly mist onto a cloth, and dust surfaces. The soap helps capture dust and leaves a fresh scent.
- Natural Bug Spray for Plants: Mix with water and spray onto houseplants to deter pests.
- Glass Shower Door Cleaner: Removes soap scum and water spots from glass doors without harsh chemicals.
- Grout Cleaner: Use a toothbrush with the solution to scrub grout lines on tiled surfaces.
- Degreaser: Effective on kitchen countertops and stovetops. Cuts through grease without being abrasive.
- Clean Paint Brushes: Removes oil-based paints and conditions the brushes.
- Plastic Furniture Cleaner: Ideal for outdoor furniture. It removes dirt and mildew, leaving plastic looking renewed.
- Car Dashboard and Interior Wipe: Gently cleans and conditions the interior surfaces of cars without leaving a greasy residue.
- Refresh Garden Tools: A quick scrub removes sap and dirt from your gardening tools, keeping them in top shape.
- Gentle Hand Cleaner: Removes paint or grease from hands without over-drying.
- Metal Polish: Brightens copper and brass items without the need for strong, smelly chemicals.
- Wicker and Rattan Furniture Cleaner: Penetrates the nooks and crannies of wicker and rattan furniture, removing dirt and grime.
- Stone Countertop Cleaner: Gently cleans granite, marble, and quartz surfaces without risking damage.
- Refresh Pet Areas: Ideal for cleaning pet sleeping areas or toys. It’s gentle and safe for pets once dried.
- Basket Cleaner: Excellent for cleaning and rejuvenating old baskets, maintaining their natural look.
- Fireplace Cleaner: Helps in removing soot and dirt from brick fireplaces.
- Blinds and Shutters Cleaner: A quick wipe-down removes dust and keeps them looking their best.
- Refresh Rubber Mats: Especially useful for car mats. Removes dirt and gives them a fresh appearance.
Murphy Oil Soap’s natural formula makes it a versatile cleaner for countless applications around the home. Not only does it provide an effective clean, but it does so without the inclusion of harsh chemicals. When trying it on a new surface, always spot-test a small, inconspicuous area first. Happy cleaning!