Furniture polish is a common cleaner in most homes. Because it is just a polish and not a heavy cleaning agent, you wouldn't expect it to be all that dangerous. However, furniture polish contains both petroleum distillates and nitrobenzene. Petroleum distillates are highly flammable. They can also cause skin and lung cancer. Nitrobenzene is also extremely toxic and is easily absorbed through the skin. Not exactly something that you would want coating your furniture, especially around children. To make your own furniture polish, combine 1/2 cup malt vinegar, 1/2 cup linseed oil, and either 1 1/2 teaspoons lavender or lemon oil. Mix well and put in a spray bottle. Spray furniture and polish with a clean, dry microfiber towel.
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