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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

TIP: Furniture polish alternatives

Instead of using regular furniture polish here is a great alternative thanks to 1001 Natural Remedies by Laurel Vukovic (Read our review here).
Lemon Furniture Polish
Extra virgin olive oil helps to protect the wood in the furniture. Lemon essential oil cleans the wood and provides a refreshing scent.

1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon lemon essential oil

Mix the ingredients n a glass bottle, shake, and store. Rub a small amount on to wood furniture with a soft cotton cloth.
Trust me it works. And if you like the sound of that everyday green alternative you should check out her other furniture care alternatives including those for leather & bamboo care, removing sticky labels and candle wax, repairing scratches and the astonishing Raw walbut rub method of removing stain rings. And she goes way beyond furniture covering pets, body care, pest control and a whole lot more.

Happy polishing



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At 8:27 PM, Blogger Julaybib said...

Just make sure the wood your polishing didn't begin its life in a sacred grove in Borneo, and take care to make sure the oil/lemon wasn't flown/trucked to the UK c/o Greenhouse Gas Organic PLC. Then again, you could just forget green consumerism altogether, and polish your heart instead!



At 8:44 PM, Blogger City Hippy said...


Very good points of course...although the polish the heart bit is lost on a bit thick so please do explain...

Alechem Salam



At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Amish Furniture said...

Good tips. But I didn't know that regular polish was bad. How is it harmful?


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