Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Daddy Van's all natural beeswax furniture polish

Anyone who knows me knows that cleaning my home is not one of my highest priorities. I do it, occasionally, but I am certainly no neat freak. So when someone e-mails me and asks if I'd like to try a cleaning product and review it, I think twice. 

I did, however, accept some furniture polish from Daddy Van's because polishing furniture isn't too painful. It's not like scrubbing the tub or anything. They sent me two tins of beeswax polish - one unscented & naturally baby safe and the other lavender with sweet orange oil.

Here's what Daddy Van's says

Daddy Van's is natural and simple, and leaves wood nourished, healthy, and glowing.

Only pure unrefined beeswax and the finest natural emollients go into Daddy Van's All Natural Beeswax Furniture Polish. No petroleum byproducts. No solvents. No artificial fragrances.

And every ingredient is renewable and Earth-friendly.

Healthy homes matter, and we are excited to offer a product like this one that is safe for the environment and for your family - and it outperforms all of the traditional alternatives.

Unscented, Baby Safe Furniture Polish - This is the original Daddy Van's Unscented Beeswax Furniture Polish all dressed up in a new Baby Safe label that touts the exceptional qualities of Daddy Van's.

Daddy Van's Baby Safe Furniture Polish is Non-Toxic, Chemical Free, and Food Safe - safe to use on furniture and wooden toys that Baby touches every day.

Ingredients: Pure Rocky Mountain Beeswax, Carnauba Wax and Olive Oil. That's it! No petroleum derivatives, no scary solvents and no toxic chemicals.

Lavender with Sweet Orange Oil Furniture Polish - Daddy Van's All Natural Lavender and Sweet Orange Oil Beeswax Furniture Polish is perfect for cleaning and protecting wooden kitchen cabinets.

Ingredients: Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Olive Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil

Here's what I say

I am what is technically called "fragrance intolerant." Most chemical fragrances and some natural fragrances can give me a migraine very quickly. So I was glad that one of the tins they sent was unscented. But you know what, I threw caution to the wind and took a few good sniffs of the lavender with sweet orange oil polish, too. Then I waited to see what would happen. Nothing happened. I didn't get a migraine. I can't promise it won't give others with my issues a problem, but I'm impressed by that fact alone.

I used the unscented polish in my living room and worked nicely. The top of the coffee table looked very nice when I was done polishing.

I can't use the lavender and sweet orange oil on my kitchen cabinets because my cabinets have all been painted.

Cleaning with natural ingredients is really important to me (when I clean). The chemicals that are in traditional cleaning products give me migraines, and I don't believe that they are good for my health and more importantly, my children's health. I will continue to use this furniture polish because it worked well and isn't full of toxic chemicals. 

You can order Daddy Van's products online or see if there is a store near you that sells them. Online, one 5 oz tin sells for $11.95.
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Anonymous said...

I have been looking for ways to perk up some of my two-year-olds handed-down from my five-year-old wooden toys (say that 10 times fast!). This looks promising. Thanks for the review!


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