Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Looking for less toxic alternatives - orange oil

We took the chance to re-oil our outdoor table.  Instead of using a paint type product that needs to be cleaned up with mineral turpentine we used orange oil.

You can see the how the outside table responds to some orange oil (the back half is oiled - the front is yet to be oiled). 

We also use the orange oil inside on the wooden furniture and it works really well to hide the scatches on our polished timber floor and floating floorbords.  The orange oil also has a lovely refreshing fragrance in the room.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad this works well for your table.

    One of my friend's cats became very sick and almost died. I seemed that she had been poisonned by absorbing some orange based cleaning product and being exposed to the orange fume of the spray.
    I recently read a lot on internet about orange oil based products and essential oils in general. Orange oil and some other oils are Toxic for cats, who cannot metabolise some products that could be OK with dogs.