The Back Story - A Search for a Pure, Non-toxic Finish
The Odie’s (Odysseus Cornwall's Outstanding oils and waxes) is a family manufacture run by James and Tracie Tinghitelle, who have been developing the product since 1982 in Florida, USA.
James is a woodworking specialist, his company is JT Sudio – Real wide plank flooring. He was unhappy with both the look of mainstream conventional wood finishes and the risk of exposure to the chemicals and toxins offered by the finish and chemical products industry, so the developer of Odieʼs Oil searched for safer alternatives to mainstream industry offerings.
Can a finish be non-toxic and still produce an effective result? This was his question to which Odieʼs Oil became the answer.
A few years ago, the passing of a family member as a result of AML leukaemia attributed to chemical exposure spurred the elimination of dangerous solvents, and as a result, a better delivery system was discovered, one that worked harmoniously with the natural oils and waxes in the wood. No solvents, no toxins, easy to use and an incredibly lustrous sheen, this was the holy grail of finishes. This was Odieʼs Oil and it quickly gathered a fan base that referred to it as the “magic finish”.
However, Odie’s has been invented for the founder’s own use, it became such a success, that it spread very quickly in the USA, and is now at the gate of conquering Europe.