Phantom’s eco tip: How to make eco-friendly furniture polish

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Chemicals in furniture polish pollute the air and could aversely affect your health.  Fortunately, you can cross toxic polish off your shopping list by making your own eco-friendly furniture polish

In a bowl, mix one cup of oil (preferably olive oil or coconut oil) with one or two cups of vinegar or lemon juice, depending on your preference. The oil feeds the wood while the vinegar or lemon juice helps remove dirt.

Once mixed, decant the eco-friendly furniture polish into a clean spray bottle or simply dip a cleaning cloth into the mixture. Apply to wooden furniture sparingly and rub into the wood using a cleaning cloth. If you find that you have used too much, use a clean dry rag to polish the wood and remove excess eco-friendly furniture polish. You could store left over eco-friendly furniture polish in the fridge.

In the spirit of reusing and recycling, we suggest that you use any expired oil you may have in your cupboard in this way rather than throwing it away.

This week’s eco tip is courtesy of Monique Warner at


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2 Responses to Phantom’s eco tip: How to make eco-friendly furniture polish

  1. Alex says:

    Sounds really good and promising. Quick and easy preparation and good for the environment too. I’m definitely going to try this sometime. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Cate Miller says:

    Thank you for your tips on making eco-friendly furniture polish. It is very useful information.

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