Which wood finishes are safe to use on children's furniture?
There are many healthy options for finishing wooden toys or furniture. A food-safe natural wood oil such as those used on cutting boards would do the trick for toys. AFM Naturals is an eco-friendly line of products created for the chemically sensitive. AFM also makes a wide range of safe, nontoxic paints and sealants, including linseed and hemp seed oils. Pacific Rim Woodworking makes nontoxic tung oil and pure beeswax wood-finishing products for its eco-friendly wood furniture, including cribs. You can also contact a green retailer, such as Environmental Products and Design, that carries these products and can offer advice on their use.