11 Uses of Murphy’s Oil Soap for Better Cleaning

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Are you done choosing from a disgustingly overwhelming variety of cleaning products? If not, it must be an exciting life you are living! Well, if you have been piling up your cabinets with crazy amounts and varieties of home cleaners, then this post is a ‘full stop’ for your cleaning woes. 

How? By using Murphy’s Oil Soap, a trusted and tried product: Designed exclusively for cleaning hardwood, but Murphy’s Oil Soap turned out to be an effective tool for cleaning a lot of things.

With 98% natural ingredients, Murphy’s oil soap is an ideal and effective non-toxic cleaner. Here are some brilliant cleaning uses of Murphy’s oil soap.  

1. Cleaning Wooden carpeted floors

Wood carpeting without prints is fabulous and most importantly budget-friendly. But after 5-6 months, as expected, the story takes a U-turn. The spots and spills on the floor are easily visible. If inhabitants are toddlers, then it’s a mess.

To counter this, Murphy Oil Soap is the perfect solution. Just add a teaspoon or so to a spray bottle with warm water; spray and mop it up. It will be clean as ever.

2. Cleaning Wooden cabinets

Are you daydreaming about painting or renovating your kitchen cabinets from the past 2 months because grime, grease, and spills are all over the place even after ‘regular’ mopping? 

Back to reality, visit the supermarket and bring the Murphy Oil Soap because it can cut through grease and grime very smoothly and leaves a neat and silky cabinet surface. 

Moreover, you don’t have to go through the offensive odors phase because Murphy Oil soap comes with different scents from citrus to mint to lemon.

3. Stainless Steel Appliances

Unlike wooden surfaces, there are high chances of the formation of dark-colored spots after using chemicals on chrome plated and steel surfaces including faucets, sinks, dishwashers, etc.

While the greasy doors of a microwave oven and a grimy plate of chimneys cannot be cleaned with ordinary cleaners, Murphy Oil Soap ensures clean spotless sinks and faucets with no degradation of any kind of surfaces.

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4. Furniture

For an antique collector, who resells furniture, Murphy Oil Soap is a cash-raiser. We know that the antique furniture customer will want the product in as original condition as possible, so Murphy Oil Soap can be preferred to sanding and refinishing. 

Mix Murphy oil soap and paint thinner in equal ratio, and apply with a paintbrush or sponge. To clean the dirt, wipe the solution with the help of a rag. The furniture will be shining as if it has never been used, but we know otherwise. And wait for the customers to arrive!

5. Cracking and popping of laminated floor

So you paid professional floor installer thousands of dollars for sub-flooring and laminating floor and end up being irritated with croaking and popping? Now, what? No money, no fun!

Don’t be depressed, believe it or not, but Murphy Oil Soap can rescue you from this fiasco. Mop the floor with Murphy Oil Soap, the oil will get down into the cracks and condition the boards and helped them to settle down. And, the upcoming day, the unpleasant cracking sound will vanish.

6. Organic Pesticides

If you practice organic farming, it is quite easy for you to understand the difficulty of keeping pests and insects like aphids, beetles, and borers; they reduce production by 30%. On top of it, it is even tougher for you to find organic and effective pesticides. This leaves the probability of ‘making pesticide on your own’.

Making White Oil so as to use it as a pesticide is an easy and inexpensive task. Now, the question arises “What is White Oil and how it prevents pests?”

White Oil is a mixture of one cup vegetable or mineral oil and one-fourth Murphy Oil Soap. It is our concentrated solution. Dilute it with water and spray on the inner side of the plant’s leaves (because most of the pests are present there). 

The mixture sticks around the pest or insects like mites which suffocated them; as a result, the pests die. Use this White Oil to make your rid your garden of pests. 

7. Cleaning Grime Off Wooden Banisters

Like a normal home, periodic dusting and wiping are some rituals done upon wooden banisters every Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Sometimes stockings are hung over them; other than that, they acquire grime throughout the year.

And trust me when I say, I don’t remember what was their original color. Give a thought, use the Murphy Oil Soap, and clean them. A peel of grime will roll down the wood and tada! time to see the original masterpiece.

8. Homemade cleaning wipes

Since Murphy Oil Soap has 98% natural ingredients, it can be employed to make non-toxic homemade cleaning wipes approved by mothers. No mother wants her children to touch or use toxic chemicals that are harmful and poisonous. 

Here is what you need to make homemade cleaning wipes:

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1.5 tablespoon Murphy Oil Soap

 Mix them well in a bowl and store it in a container. Soak microfiber rags and use them as cleaning wipes. It is safe, cost-effective, and natural.

9. Cleaning Non- wood surfaces

The same mixture of Murphy Oil Soap and warm water is also safe to use for cleaning other surfaces in your home; for example, you can wash your car, clean the ceramic tiles in your bathroom or clean vinyl surfaces. 

10. Leather material

Cleaning Leather furniture, accessories along with fabrics is one of the most time consuming as well as dangerously difficult because many soaps leave behind stains due to the presence of harsh chemicals. Murphy Oil Soap, however, is safe for any kind of leather material.

The process is simple. First, wipe off the dirt or dust from the leather with a clean rag, because they might hamper the cleaning process. Then, make a solution by mixing 1-2 drops of Murphy’s oil soap in a cup of water.

Now, dampen a rag or sponge in this mixture and rub across the leather. Make sure to squeeze it thoroughly and work a small area at a time so that leather does not absorb water.

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Finally, dry each section of the leather with a towel after cleaning and continue until the leather is completely clean.

11. Craft Materials

Last but not least, somehow, Murphy Oil Soap found its usage in cleaning craft material like dried paintbrushes, which have been petrified because you let the paint dry on brush bristles. But it’s easy to restore them to their original form.

Just soak the brushes in a cup of Murphy’s oil soap not above metal ferrule (otherwise, bristles will come off) for 24-48 hours; paint will dissolve and bristles will soften.

Murphy Oil solution can be used to clean stencils, permanent marker imprints on clear boards, or when your dry erase markers aren’t coming off as they were supposed to. Murphy Oil Soap and warm water mixture can dissolve paint easily; thus, cleans it.

For so many problems, Murphy Oil Soap is ‘an effective’ solution. So why to spend a fortune in buying different products for different purposes when Murphy Oil Soap can handle almost every situation easily.

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