Monday, April 13, 2009

Ultimate Beeswax Wood Polish - Visual Recipe

Today I would like to share an easy to create, yet simply amazing beeswax polish. I developed this for polishing a wood drum, but it has many uses. The ingredients included make it safe to use as a polish for any type of wood item, to rehydrate dry skin or even condition leather. The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be made in small batches and does not require a double boiler or even kitchen work space. The final product is a semisolid base that liquefies quickly without becoming greasy. When used on wood, you will need to rub a clean cloth into the finished polish, then apply to the item using circular motions.

Candle warmer
Small ceramic mug
Wooden stirring stick
Small foil sheet
Measuring spoons
2oz Apothecary jar (plastic or glass)

1.5 Tablespoons granulated beeswax
3 Tablespoons Jojoba oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil

(These ingredients will create approximately 2 ounces of polish.)

Heat up your candle warmer and place mug on top.

Add 1.5 Tablespoons of granulated beeswax.

When the beeswax has half melted, add all oils.

Cover the mixture with foil to retain heat and allow to completely melt.

After 30-45 minutes the mix should be fully melted.
Stir to make sure.

Transfer the melted mix to a jar.
Allow the polish to cool at room temperature until solid.

Note: If using a glass jar, acclimate the glass to heat by running the sealed jar under increasingly hot water for a minute or two before pouring in the polish. This will prevent your glass from cracking.

-------------Before polish application.

After polish application.

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