Posted on August 23, 2017
This beeswax wood polish is an easy and fun recipe that will keep your wood furnitre looking amazing throughout the years.
INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES
¼ Cup Grated Beeswax
1 Cup Carrier Oil of choice (olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, etc.)
Old Cheese Grater
Large 4-Cup Glass Measuring Cup
1. Fill glass measuring cup with 1 cup of the carrier oil of your choice.
2. Using the cheese grater, grate the solid beeswax into small shreds. You’ll want to designate this cheese grater for working with beeswax only as it will get a beeswax residue on it that is nearly impossible to remove and you most likely wouldn’t want to use it again for food.
3. Add the grated beeswax to the oil in your glass measuring cup until it rises to the 1 ¼ cup line. Again, you’ll want to designate your large glass measuring cup to making wood polish only.
4. Place the glass measuring cup filled with oil and beeswax into a pan of water. Place on stovetop and bring water to a gentle boil. The temperature will need to get above 150° F in order to melt the beeswax. Gently stir as the beeswax and oil are warming up; as the beeswax melts, it will blend into the oil. This process can take anywhere between 10-15 minutes. Remove the measuring cup from the pan once beeswax is melted.
5. Pour the hot mixture into a wide mouth container that is heatproof. As the mixture cools, stir every 30 minutes or so to prevent it from separating. The product will completely cool in about 2 hours.
6. Once the mixture is completely cooled, you can begin to use. To use, rub a small amount into any wood object in your house. A small dab goes a long way. Wipe the excess off with a soft cloth. Your wood will never look better!