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Incredible Murphy’s Oil Soap 8 Hacks And Uses

Updated: May 11, 2023


Murphy’s Oil Soap is a great solution for many of your household problems. It has such a sweet fragrance, so that is an additional benefit for using this household cleaner. Here are twenty ways to use Murphy’s Oil Soap around your home and garden. 


1. BANISTER CLEANER

Banisters on the stairs turn really ugly over the years. They get sticky and just have an unpleasant look. They can be cleaned with Murphy’s oil soap. It will remove the dark sticky build-up. Leaving your banisters looking brand new. Here is a tip… Instead of removing surface damage items and throwing them in the dumpster, try cleaning and see what happens.


2. INSECT REPELLENT Combine lemon juice, vegetable oil, Murphy’s oil soap, and water Add to a spray bottle and use to spray any area that has the pest issue. Spraying around the windows and doors will be a good place to start.


3. REMOVE PAINT FROM PAINT BRUSHES Murphy’s oil soap is something you might want to keep close if you are planning on painting. It is well known from my grandma’s days for removing paint from paintbrushes. Simply, lather your paintbrushes as soon as you are through with them. This is a low cost and efficient.


4. LEATHER CLEANER Leathers can take a little cleaning now and again. Using just about any chemical to clean leather can cause permanent damage. Murphys is considered to be a safe cleaning solution. Clean your leather by adding a small amount of Murphys on a dry cloth and wipe away dust and marks from your leather. Your leather will be shiny and looking great.


5. SHINES LAMINATED FLOORS Murphy’s oil soap will do a great job of getting your floor sparkling clean. Add 1/2 cup Murphys to 2-gallon warm water. Use Bucket for this and a mop. Murphys is an excellent source if you are looking for a cleaner for your laminated floor. Just using any cleaner may damage your floor.

6. CLEAN CAR INTERIOR You can use Murphys to clean your car’s leather interior. Pour onto a soft cloth and wipe your seats dashboard and steering wheel. Who is to tell, maybe you found the secret the carwash has been hiding all this time. 7. CARPET CLEANER Pour the soap directly onto the stain. Allow it to soak through. Use a cloth to rub the area in a circular motion until the stain is no longer visible. Rinse well and allow the carpet to dry before using it. Bad stain on the carpet? Murphys is known for its stain-removing abilities, so it is capable of removing stains too from carpets. 8. GLASS TP STOVE CLEANER Use murphy’s oil soap to remove grease from your glass top stove. Not only will it remove the grease from your stovetop. It will also shine. Make a solution using 2 tbsp Murphys to 1-quart warm water. Give your stove a good wipe. For the finishing touch use a dry cloth to wipe away the soap. This will leave your stove looking radiant.


9. ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER

Murphy’s oil soap can be used as an all-purpose cleaner for just about everything. It can clean your walls, baseboards, and even your kitchen appliances. Just mix one tablespoon of Murphys with a gallon of warm water, and you have a solution that can be used for all your cleaning needs.


10. REMOVES GREASE AND GRIME FROM KITCHEN APPLIANCES

Kitchen appliances tend to collect grease and grime over time. Murphy’s oil soap can remove these stubborn stains with ease. Just mix a few drops of the soap in a bowl of warm water and use a cloth to clean your appliances. Rinse well with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.


11. REMOVES STAINS FROM UPHOLSTERY

Murphy’s oil soap can also be used to remove stains from upholstery. Simply mix a few drops of the soap with warm water and use a cloth to gently rub the stain. Rinse well with clean water and allow it to dry. For stubborn stains, you may need to repeat the process a few times.


12. CLEAN AND SHINE SILVERWARE

Murphy’s oil soap can also be used to clean and shine your silverware. Just mix a few drops of the soap with warm water and use a soft cloth to rub the silverware. Rinse well with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.


13. CLEANS STICKY RESIDUE FROM STICKERS

Stickers and labels often leave behind a sticky residue that is difficult to remove. Murphy’s oil soap can help with this problem. Simply apply a small amount of the soap to the residue and rub it with a cloth until it is removed.


14. CLEAN YOUR WOODEN FURNITURE

Murphy’s oil soap is perfect for cleaning your wooden furniture. It removes dirt, grime, and other stains without damaging the wood. Simply mix a few drops of the soap with warm water and use a soft cloth to clean the furniture. Rinse well with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.


15. REMOVES SOAP SCUM FROM BATHROOM TILES

Bathroom tiles often collect soap scum over time, which can be difficult to remove. Murphy’s oil soap can remove this stubborn stain with ease. Mix a few drops of the soap with warm water and use a cloth to clean your bathroom tiles. Rinse well with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.


16. CLEAN AND SHINE YOUR JEWELRY

Murphy’s oil soap can also be used to clean and shine your jewelry. Mix a few drops of the soap with warm water and use a soft cloth to clean your jewelry. Rinse well with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.


17. CLEAN YOUR BATHROOM MIRRORS

Murphy’s oil soap can also be used to clean your bathroom mirrors. Simply mix a few drops of the soap with warm water and use a cloth to clean the mirrors. Rinse well with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.


18. CLEANS THE INSIDE OF YOUR MICROWAVE

Microwaves often get dirty on the inside due to food splatters. Murphy’s oil soap can clean the inside of your microwave with ease. Just mix a few drops of the soap with warm water and use a cloth to clean the inside of your microwave. Rinse well with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.


19. CLEAN YOUR GRILL

Grills often collect grease and grime over time. Murphy’s oil soap can help remove these stubborn stains. Mix a few drops of the soap with warm water and use a brush to clean your grill. Rinse well with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.


In conclusion, Murphy’s Oil Soap is an extremely versatile household cleaner that can be used for a variety of purposes. Whether you need to clean your banisters, remove paint from your brushes, shine your laminated floors, or clean your car’s leather interior, Murphy’s Oil Soap can get the job done. Additionally, its pleasant fragrance makes it a great choice for cleaning tasks around the house.


As with any household cleaner, it’s important to follow the instructions and test a small, inconspicuous area before using it on a larger scale. Always dilute Murphy’s Oil Soap as recommended and avoid using it on unsealed or unfinished surfaces.

Thank you for reading and we hope that this guide has given you some helpful tips and tricks for using Murphy’s Oil Soap around your home. With its many uses and benefits, it’s a great choice for keeping your home clean and fresh-smelling.

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