Natural Wood Polish

I’m on a quest to remove all the toxic cleaners from our home. So when I needed to polish the cabinets, I decided to look for some natural solutions.

But first, let’s look at why I went hunting for a natural solution. Here’s your typical orange wood polish:

wood polish

Look at all those chemicals! Just one of them, methylisothiazolinone, is known to cause irritation to the skin and eyes. That’s not exactly something I want to put in every room in my house!

A Google search turned up lots of recipes, but I wanted something simple, so I turned to coconut oil. I got a cheap jar, melted it in the microwave, grabbed a couple rags and tried it out.

coconut oil as wood polish

It worked like a charm! It took minimal elbow grease and covered all but the worst of the scratches. (I’m embarrassed to show you the before, but I think it demonstrates how well it works nicely)

natural wood polish

Its as easy as that! What natural solutions do you use around the house?

2 thoughts on “Natural Wood Polish

  1. ksldr

    Looks great. The key is how long it will last. I’ve used several different oil products on our cabinets and find that some hardly last a month. Please keep us posted. Also as a side note, I found that my dog liked to lick some of the products off the wood so that was a down side.

    1. Elle Post author

      So far, its holding up well and the dogs haven’t been interested in it, but I’ll be sure to post an update if anything changes


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