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 Comments on Natural Wood Polish

  1. ksldr
    January 21, 2014 at 8:04 am (1 year ago)

    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.

    • Elle
      January 22, 2014 at 2:24 am (1 year ago)

      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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