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What Makes Osmo Oil Sustainable

Many wood protectants and oils are filled with chemicals that aren't necessarily the best for the environment or the user breathing it in. Fortunately there is an alternative that can be used by joiners as well as DIYers that is sustainable, plant-based, natural, vegan and eco-friendly.

Introducing Osmo, a wood oil that protects your wooden interior and exterior using 5 sustainable ingredients which we have listed below...

Sunflower Oil

A commonly known product which is mainly used in industries such as catering and beauty. Sunflower oil is non-volatile which, when used with other ingredients in Osmo, it helps create a microporous breathable finish.

Soya Oil

The above oil is a drying oil which means it will slowly harden upon exposure to air.

When mixed with the correct formation, this property helps create a wood finish with a higher resistance to water, liquids and common spillages.

Thistle Oil

Again, a oil used in a lot of cosmetic products due to it's thin characteristics. When used in Osmo products this oil helps sink into the wood to help create a protective, microporous surface which doesn't crack, flake, peel or blister over time

Candelilla Wax

This wax is used for making varnish and can be a substitute for carnauba wax and beeswax. Candelilla Wax mixed with Carnauba Wax enables an enhancement in the wood finish which removes the need for beeswax therefore making wood finishes plant based and animal free

Carnauba Wax

Regarded as the 'Queen of Waxes', carnauba wax is known for creating a glossy, durable and water resistant finish which is ideal in wood oils! However, carnauba wax is too brittle on it's own so when combines with candelilla wax, it increases the water resistant properties of the woods finish

Now you know what the 5 main ingredients are in Osmo and you have a better understanding of how Osmo is an environmentally friendly alternative, why try any other product?

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