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We have all read about the toxins that are contained in the furniture polish we purchase for use in our homes. They can be harmful to not only us, but to our pets as well and in reality, its far more harmful‚ in the long run to use them, than it is worth in cost to our environment, our homes and our health.

Replacing commercial furniture polish with a homemade formula is at the top of the list of priorities for establishing a healthier home, along with oven cleaner and pesticides.

There are some very good substitutes out there that can be made which will do nearly as well in moisturinzing the wood and keeping it clean as well as helping it to last longer, that there is no real reason to use the toxic products that are on the market today.
‚ ‚ ‚ Furniture Polish: For varnished wood, add a few drops of lemon oil into a 1/2 cup warm water. Mix well and spray onto a soft cotton cloth. Cloth should only be slightly damp. Wipe furniture with the cloth, and finish by wiping once more using a dry soft cotton cloth.
For unvarnished wood, mix two tsps each of olive oil and lemon juice and apply a small amount to a soft cotton cloth. Wring the cloth to spread the mixture further into the material and apply to the furniture using wide strokes.

LEMON OIL POLISH 2

Most commercial lemon oil is not all natural, but may contain petroleum distillates. Contact herbalists for pure sources of lemon oil. Traditionally, lemon oil has been used for furniture because it is so lubricating and antiseptic.

10 drops lemon oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice A few drops olive oil or jojoba

Dip a soft recycled cloth, such as one of flannel, in the lemon oil mixture, and wipe furniture.

Homemade Furniture Polish Cloth

Dip a soft recycled cloth, such as one of flannel, in the vinegar and oil mixture, and wipe furniture.

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