Almost all commercially available floor and furniture waxes contain neurotoxic petroleum-based solvents. Neurotoxic chemicals can cause headaches, lack of concentration, irritability, and more, and are best avoided and substitutes used. A few safe commercially available products, such as Furniture Scents, are available online or at health food stores.
Here is a simple, elegant polish formula to make yourself that is solvent free, inexpensive, and easy enough to make. Protect your furniture, your health, and the environment.
Basic Polishing Cream Waxing Formula
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.
Shelf Life: 6 months to a year
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