Murphy’s Oil Soap is known as a wood floor cleaner, but it is much more useful than that! Check out this list of ideas and hacks on uses for Murphy’s Oil Soap that will blow your mind.
If you don’t currently use Murphy’s Oil Soap, it’s probably one of those staple cleaners that you at least saw around your parents’ or grandparents’ house.
It’s been around in some form or another for more than 100 years, so its effectiveness is unquestionable. It’s most commonly known as a wood floor cleaner, but this natural oil soap can do so much more than clean wood floors.
Fun Fact: There’s no actual oil in Murphy’s Oil Soap. Yup, it’s true! Pine oil is used in raw form, but once all the ingredients are turned into soap, there’s no oil remaining in the product – just in case you were worried about “cleaning” with an oil!
Now, let’s get to it. Here are 16 Murphy’s Oil Soap uses you may not have heard of before today. Prepare to be amazed!
Murphy’s Oil Soap Uses Your Grandma Never Taught You
Are you intrigued by how to use Murphy’s Oil Soap for more than just cleaning wood floors? I don’t blame you because I really had no idea that it could be used for such a wide variety of uses!
Check out these 16 surprising Murphy’s Oil Soap Uses!
Rejuvenate Paint Brushes | Art Du Jour
Do you have a dried paintbrush that’s now petrified because you let the paint dry on the bristles? Soaking it in Murphy Oil Soap for 24-48 hours with dissolve the paint and soften the bristles so that it’s like new again.
Quickly Wash Paint Brushes | Refunk My Junk
If you’re remodeling and doing lots of painting, you may want to take a page out of this clever woman’s book. She keeps Murphy Oil Soap in a soap dispenser by the sink to wash her brushes out quickly after each use.
Make Your Sink Sparkle | Rainboots and Apron Strings
Shine your sink and protect it against spots with Murphy Oil Soap. Buff and dry after application — so shiny! You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.
Clean Wooden Cabinets | The Kitchn
Clean wooden cabinets inside and out with the hands-down best cleaner for the job. It easily cuts through grease and grime and leaves a beautiful shiny, silky finish.
Clean Jewelry | Fun Times Guide
One lady learned from a jeweler years ago that the soap was great for cleaning jewelry. All you need is hot water, a couple of drops of Murphy’s Oil Soap, and a kid-sized toothbrush to work wonders on dirty jewelry.
White Oil Recipe | Gardening Know How
Make your own insecticide by creating a white oil out of Murphy Oil Soap and mineral oil. His homemade insecticide works well against aphids and mites.
Clean Leather | Hunker
Did you know you can use it to clean leather? It doesn’t stain leather fabrics the way some other soaps do.
Just make sure you dry the leather with a towel after cleaning to prevent the material from soaking up too much water.
DIY Swiffer WetJet Refill Recipe | Mother Bear Naturals
Save loads of money by making your own Swiffer Wet Jet refills. Here’s a recipe for an antibacterial formula using our favorite soap, vinegar, tea tree oil, and water!
Sticky Wooden Banister Cleaner | Savoring The Good
Clean up sticky wooden banisters on the stairs. You know how icky those things get in humid weather. Freshening them up is easier than you think!
Non-Toxic Homemade Cleaning Wipes | HubPages
If you’re looking for greener cleaning solutions, you can’t go wrong with homemade cleaning wipes. You can use either Murphy’s Oil Soap or Castille Soap in this recipe that helps save money, avoid harmful chemicals, and works like a charm.
Freshen Up Woodwork | This Old House
Remove grime on clear wood finishes by mixing equal parts soap and paint thinner. The paint thinner will likely remove a thin layer of the clear finish that has melded with the grime.
Clothing Stain Remover | Springtime Cottage
Who knew that Murphy’s Oil Soap could be used as a stain remover for your clothes? I sure didn’t, but it really works at lifting those stains away without bleach.
Homemade Soft Scrub | Food.com
Make a DIY soft scrub that works great on sinks, showers, and tubs. You only need 2-3 ingredients for this simple homemade cleaner.
Dry Erase Board Cleaner | Full of Great Ideas
Accidentally use permanent marker on your dry erase board? Or perhaps your dry erase markers just don’t erase like they’re supposed to? Try a combination of Murphy’s and a magic eraser to clean your dry erase board!
DIY Febreeze | Camp Wander
Soap, essential oils, and warm water are all you need to create a great-smelling all-purpose cleaner that smells even better than Febreeze.
Cleaning Stencils | Creative Infusion
If you’re the crafty type and use stencils in your projects frequently, Murphy Oil Soap will clean the paint off stencils in a pinch.
Who knew there were so many different ways to use this wood cleaner? I don’t know about you, but I sure didn’t.
I can’t wait to use some of these clever hacks now that I know how to use Murphy’s Oil Soap. Some of these uses and tips will make some of my cleaning tasks easier and faster!
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