Replacing non-organic commercial wood polish with an organic polish or homemade formula will result in a healthier and more pleasant environment as well as provide superior wood care for fine furniture. For added benefit, using a homemade formula is also a money-saver, using ingredients that can probably already be found in the home.
Homemade Natural Furniture Polish: Combine two or three tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar with a few drops of olive oil, jojoba oil, or food grade linseed oil (avoid hardware store linseed oil as it contains wood-drying and toxic petroleum distillates). Dip a recycled dusting cloth into the mixture and use on wood surfaces to clean, polish, and lubricate the wood.
Cleaning Lacquered Wood: It is recommended to avoid acids (lemon juice and vinegar) and oils on modern lacquered surfaces. Instead, use warm water with a small amount of organic detergent to clean the surface, followed by wiping with a dry cloth. If polishing is necessary, a natural bees wax polish is suggested.
For a clean, toxin-free home, toss that dangerous petroleum-based product and replace it with a homemade or commercial organic wood polish. It's simple, it's quick, and it's inexpensive. It's much better for your family's health, and your furniture will thank you, too!