Rose Platter: Four cleaning and polishing recipes
- For soft woods use a mixture of one part lemon juice to 2 parts olive oil. Mix together in a bowl or glass jar and apply with a soft cloth.
- For bamboo furniture, use a brush or cloth dipped in salty water; the salt helps to keep the original colour. Mix together in a bowl or glass jar and apply with a soft cloth.
- For highly polished furniture, wipe with a chamois leather wrung out in vinegar and water and polish with a soft, dry, cloth.
- For carved furniture, apply cedar oil with a cloth and then use a soft, bristled brush to clean the difficult corners.
From: A-Z of Chemicals in the Home. (Australian Publication).
Most commercial furniture polishes may cause eye or skin irritation with direct contact. Many products containing various petroleum based polishing ingredients may aggravate pre-existing skin conditions, says The Safe Shopper’s Guide.