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Beeswax but not only, mayonnaise, beer, vinegar and linseed oil are also excellent polishes for parquet and wooden furniture. So why not use them as an alternative to synthetic chemicals that pollute the home and are not good for your health? The truth is when it comes to natural products many still do not trust the results, which instead seem guaranteed in the advertising of chemical companies; but why not try? We invite you to do so by giving you information that, we hope, will help you.
Let's start with the fact that the toxic chemicals contained in common synthetic polishing products for floors and furniture, for example phenol and nitrobenzene, can cause unpleasant reactions, ailments and even serious health problems. The problem is serious because the residues of synthetic polishes, unlike natural preparations, remain active for a long time and continue to emit vapors that are inhaled over time. Beware of the labels on the packages then, but also ready off with the search for more alternatives natural.
Sure, maybe it is true that some synthetic polishes give a satisfying result, but is it worth it? In our opinion, no, also because the polish floors is furniture wooden can be done with natural products and harmless ecological (some can also be prepared at home) that give equally valid results. Beeswax is the best known and most used product, but it is not the only one we said: also try mayonnaise and beer (we will explain how below) and you will be amazed. As long as it's wood though ...
Of course, what we are saying makes sense if the surface we owe polish it is really wood. The thing is to be made clear because too often we believe that our table, bed and desk are made of wood, when in reality - in most cases - they are surfaces covered with a resistant film that looks like plastic or glass. , given by numerous layers of synthetic paint.
These surfaces that attract dust, electrostaticize the air, repel water and repel stains, are so similar to plastic that we are used to cleaning and polishing them as if they were such and in fact it is right: here there is only wood an internal soul and given the synthetic and aggressive substances with which the surfaces have been covered, it is normal for polishing products to be synthetic and aggressive in turn. Things change if we really talk about wood.
However, do not think that i parquet and i real wood furniture are more difficult to clean, indeed: i natural floors wooden finished only in oil, they can be cleaned as simply as possible with pure water in which a little bleach has been dissolved. As for the polishing, parquet is wooden furniture they are preserved in the best way with a simple periodic pass with beeswax, or others natural preparations, using soft cotton rags.
Products wood polishes based on pure beeswax, they can be purchased or prepared at home. The recipe involves dissolving 57 g of boiling water in the steam. of wax together with 140 ml. turpentine, 2 tablespoons of linseed oil and 2 tablespoons of cedar essence: the result is a preparation that cleans, polishes and preserves parquet is wooden furniture and perfumes the environment.
Excellent natural preparations alternatives to beeswax are mayonnaise and beer. For the mayonnaise you can mix 3 parts of olive oil with 1 part of white vinegar, or 2 parts of vegetable oil with 1 part of lemon juice, or still use common mayonnaise: it is applied with a soft cloth and the smell disappears quickly.
For polish oak wood, boil 1 liter of beer with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of beeswax: it is cooled, passed on the wood and left to dry and then polished with a chamois cloth. To renovate the old leather-covered living rooms, mix 1 cup of vinegar with 1 cup of linseed oil and always apply with a soft chamois cloth.