The best natural furniture polish

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The best natural furniture polish
Natural furniture polishes are chemical- and pesticide-free. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Wood still needs routine care, despite its hard surface. Without regular cleaning and polishing, wood surfaces become dry and cracked. Ultimately, surfaces ruin at a faster pace. Furniture polish helps to prevent damage to wood surfaces, such as butcher-block counter tops, end tables and kitchen counter tops. However, consumers are more aware of the dangerous affects of chemicals and additives in certain furniture polishes. As a result, more people choose to use natural-based polishes. The best natural-furniture polishes are pesticide- and chemical-free, and created with ingredients from nature, such as lemons, oranges and olives.

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Original Bee's Wax

Many homeowners enjoy the polishing results achieved with the Original Bee's Wax Old World Formula. Unlike solid furniture polishes, the Original Bee's Wax is produced in aerosol format. What sets it apart from other furniture polishes is that is does not leave an oil or wax build-up that allows fingerprints to show. Because of its spray-on formula, it is easy to apply to any wood surface. This furniture polish is also good on surfaces such as mirrors or glass, kitchen appliances and as a silver-jewellery cleanser. Furthermore, its great on counter tops made of granite, formica or other enamelled surfaces, and it is safe to use on leather.

Daddy Van's

Danny Van's All Natural Beeswax Furniture Polish uses a combination of botanicals, natural emollients and, and pure beeswax to create a renewable product. The makers of Daddy Van's polish presents the product as a natural addition to the chemical-free household, especially since modern consumers are making conscientious choices by buying organic food stuffs. Daddy Van's All Natural Beeswax Furniture Polish comes in scents such as lavender, lavender and sweet orange oil, and unscented. The product is not created with any additional solvents, petroleum byproducts or other unnatural ingredients.

Earth Friendly

The Earth Friendly Products Furniture Polish/Cleaner is used to purify and beautify woods, particle boards, and surfaces such as formica or vinyl. It is created with a combination of olive oil, orange oil and purified water, and a carnauba wax. The product is naturally biodegradable and is non-toxic to humans or pets. The Earth Friendly Products Furniture Polish has a pleasant scent and offers both cleansing and protection to synthetic surfaces, as well. Specifically, it helps to preserve and restore any wood surface. It can gently loosen and remove smudges, dirt build-up, and fingerprints, and it comes in an easy-to-recycle container.

Homemade Polish

Like many ready-made natural furniture polishes, homeowners can also create their own with colloquial ingredients found in the kitchen. Some homemade furniture polishes only require 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar with the addition of a few drops of oil, such as olive oil, liquid-wax jojoba oil, and food-grade linseed oil. If vinegar is too strong, a lemon juice can be used as an alternative. These homemade formulas are just as effective as other natural formulas. Furthermore, they are non-toxic and can be easily applied with a flannel cloth. Such formulas can be used as both an antiseptic and a furniture polisher.

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