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Beautiful Wood Furniture And Enjoyable Scents, Thanks to Daddy Van’s – Review and Giveaway

 

Daddy Vans Logo Daddy Vans A Whole Lotta LoveHowdy Folks! This Colorado gal is pleased to introduce you to another great Colorado Company and their products! I simply love the ingenuity and that the products, that I’ve found in Colorado, are typically environmentally friendly, all natural and safe for the family. Daddy Van’s is no exception, the company has “The National Products Association Seal of Approval”, “The USDA BioPreferred Certification”, the approval by “Green America” and much more. Check out their Daddy Van’s Home page and their “About Us” page for all the wonderful things about this Company. I would be remiss to leave out the fact that a portion of all their profits are donated to Healthy Child Healthy World. Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures.

 

Daddy Vans products that I receivedNow lets face it, like most people, I hate house cleaning, polishing furniture and caring for the cupboard exteriors are no exception for me. Not only do furniture polishes tend to smell of either the same old boring lemon scent (artificial and it smells like housework!) or they smell of chemicals. Not to mention the fact that it doesn’t make much of a difference in appearance to me in most cases, if it does it’s short lived. And a lot of polishes out there actually start to build up on your furniture, so much so that some companies started selling products to use to get rid of the build up (from their other products) a few years ago.

 

 

Daddy Vans Sweet Orange Oil Furniture Polish that I used on my cupboardsAfter receiving my products from Daddy Van’s, I went to work right away on my cupboards, it made a huge difference on the cupboards in this house. Imagine a house that has spent many many years with renters in it, as most of you can imagine we have a lot of work to do. It seems that the landlord (that we bought this home from) not only hired people that did not do their jobs right or only did their jobs halfway (no supervision) but let the renters who couldn’t pay their rent fix things up to make up for past due rent. Including the cupboards which were varnished terribly and obviously the doors were varnished while they were still hung up and they were handled while they were still wet.

 

Cupboard badly varnished and fading before using daddy vans sweet orange oil polish
Before Using Daddy Van’s.
These are the badly finished cupboards I’ve been living with, areas without finish and drips as a result some serious fading of the wood.
Cupboard that was badly varnished and fading after using daddy vans sweet orange oil polish
After: My Cupboards look so much better now after using Daddy Van’s Sweet Orange Furniture Polish.

I didn’t think that I could make a change to how these cupboards looked, and when I read about using the Sweet Orange Oil Furniture Polish for cleaning up cupboards, I went to work. I couldn’t believe the difference, what a joy! The scent of this polish is a wonderful Orange scent to it and it makes you almost want to eat it! The job that the Sweet Orange Furniture Polish could speak for itself but, as with most pictures, it doesn’t do the changes justice. The Furniture Polish will help me hold off on taking down the cupboard doors and stripping  and refinishing them…. the cupboards look so much better. The faded and dulled areas on the cupboard door wood, now look nice and shiny and deeper in color and it goes better with the areas that someone did manage to cover with varnish… it almost disguises the areas of dripping and where they were handled while they were still wet.

 

daddy vans beeswax and lavender steel container on a wood drawer that it made look lovely
Daddy vans beeswax and lavender steel container on a wood drawer (before inserting into the buffet cabinet). Doesn’t it look beautiful?

The Beeswax and Lavender Furniture Polish I used it on a special piece of furniture that my parents delivered to my old apartment, just before I moved into the new house 2 years ago. The piece of furniture is a beautiful buffet cabinet that has been in my family since I can remember. I regretted that, when we moved into our new house, I set down some Spray on Bug Repellent onto it and I was shocked as there was just enough of the product from the aerosol spray on the bottom of the can that it ate through the finish (kind of frightening when you think about it)!  I also regretted that we placed the Buffet up to one window and the house is so small that the opposite window shines light on it here in the tough Colorado Sunshine, fading everything that gets exposed. And in two years time I could already see the difference not only in the top of the buffet but on the front. So it’s time to move the buffet cabinet and take good care of this important piece of furniture.

 

My 1950s or 1960s buffet before I realized that the window was not only a bad place but I needed to revarnish top
My 1950s or 1960s buffet before I realized that the window was not only a bad place but I needed to refinish the top due to a bug spray can.

Before applying the Beeswax and Lavender Furniture Polish to the buffet cabinet, I decided that we needed to refinish just the top of the buffet cabinet especially since this is where we keep our coffee maker in my tiny kitchen. I left the rest of the Buffet alone as the wood was once so lovely and I believed that Daddy Van’s furniture polish may improve the appearance (I was crossing my fingers).

My 1950s or 1960s buffet before using daddy vans beeswax and lavender furniture polish
Before Using Daddy Van’s beeswax and lavender furniture polish. The Buffet Cabinet is not as rich looking as it used to be.

As with the cupboards, I applied the polish onto my buffet and let it soak in a few minutes. After some time went by I buffed the buffet with a nice clean soft cloth. I love the smell of Lavender and this product was very pleasing to my senses as the smell made me smile, later on my husband even commented on how great the scent was! Wow, if you hear about the scent from my husband, you know it’s great!

I moved the banquet away from the window and it was a blizzard outside 2 days later (so the picture is a little less light on it than it had during our nice weekend when I refinished the top) but here are the results. It looks fantastic, just like I remembered it looking years ago.

After Application of Daddy Van's Lavender Polish. Now my 1950's or 1960's Buffet Cabinet Looks lovely and rich in color and shines beautifully!
After Application of Daddy Van’s Lavender Polish. Now my 1950’s or 1960’s Buffet Cabinet Looks lovely and rich in color and shines beautifully!

 

In Conclusion:

Daddy Vans Ingredients and FAQs
I saw this on Daddy Van’s Ingredients and FAQ’s Page and had to insert it here! With their Trademark “A Whole Lotta Love” isn’t this just perfect and so precious? 🙂

Daddy Van’s has made the best furniture polish that I’ve ever tried, and I love it that it’s environmentally safe and safe for the whole family… I caught my dog licking the cupboard after I used the Sweet Orange Oil Furniture Polish and though I stopped him from doing it, I wasn’t in a panic worried about what he just digested. I love the results and the scents and dare I say it? Okay I will, it made one of my least favorite tasks much more enjoyable, seeing beautiful results and smelling the lovely scents of both the lavender Polish and the Sweet Orange… I am even thinking about bringing some up to my parents house to “test” it out on their old yet very lovely furniture… maybe I should pick some up just for them. With my Mother returning sometime (hopefully soon) from her paralysis from surgery and her limited mobility, I will be up there for a week, up to a month to help out at home. This would be a great joy as I am sure she’s going to wish to have a lot of dusting and cleaning done… this stuff makes these tasks such a pleasure!

Giveaway:

As you can see in the picture of all the products I received, I also received a nice spray bottle of Room and Linen Spray, I chose the Relaxation as I just adore the scent of the lavender and the mixture of essential oils sounded interesting. Continue reading Beautiful Wood Furniture And Enjoyable Scents, Thanks to Daddy Van’s – Review and Giveaway