We all love the beauty of wood furniture. But keeping your wood furniture looking good without the use of harmful chemicals can be challenging. So why not make your own furniture polish?
Commercial polishes contain petroleum-based chemicals that can leave an overpowering smell, causing headaches and other reactions. And despite claiming to include natural ingredients like orange oil, they’re still basically traditional furniture polish.
But you don’t have to expose yourself and your family to the danger of harmful chemicals just to keep your furniture clean.
Here’s a recipe for a wonderful solvent-free furniture polish From Care2.com. It’s inexpensive to make, keeps well, and works great.
Basic Polishing Cream Waxing Formula
- 4 ounces oil (2 1/2 ounces olive oil or jojoba, 1 1/2 ounces coconut oil)
- 1 ounce beeswax
- 1 ounce carnauba wax
- 4 ounces distilled water
Melt the oils and waxes in a double boiler over medium heat. Remove from the heat, pour in the water, and mix with a hand mixer until thick and creamy. Dab some cream onto a soft cotton rag and rub into the furniture. Buff and polish until the oils are well worked into the wood. Store in a Mason Jar in the pantry for 6 months to a year.
Now you’ll no longer have to choose between beautiful wood furniture and a beautiful healthy world. You can have both.