Make An Easy Wood Polish that Shines! 5


Polishing My Wooden Tamper

Polishing My Wooden Tamper

The weather is warming, snow is melting and though it is still chilly outside, I am ready to throw open my windows and scrub my house down from top to bottom! While I don’t like certain aspects of cleaning like washing windows or mopping the floor, I love polishing wood. I think it is because that I  can sit down and focus on just that single task. Today I wanted to share a simple yet easy to make wood polish.

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Beeswax

I will warn you, this wood polish needs a soft cloth and a little elbow grease. I found that I could make my wood shine beautifully but a little heat helped even out the layer of wood wax and made the wood positively glow! You can use a hair drier or a heat gun to give that tiny bit of heat. You don’t need much! Just enough heat to slightly soften the wax.

Ingredients
Beeswax
Carnauba Wax
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
56 grams Beeswax
28 grams Carnauba Wax
Recipe in Ounces
2 oz Beeswax
1 oz Carnauba Wax
Recipe in Percentages
66.5% Beeswax
33.5% Carnauba Wax

 

Weighing Carnauba

Weighing Carnauba

Weigh both the beeswax and the carnauba wax is into a microwave safe container. Heat until the mixture is liquid. Caution! It will be hot! Be careful to avoid slashing, spilling and other accidents. Pour the hot mixture into molds or containers. I used an ice cube mold   from IKEA but you can use anything you have on hand. I found that pouring the mixture into silicone molds made it easier to use when I went to polish my wood items.

I was so excited to share with you what this could do, I decided to polish my wooden sauerkraut tamper. Before polishing, my tamper had a light rough texture and was ultra light in color. As a polished the wood, it darkened a little and achieved a beautiful sheen. Wow! I can’t wait to polish the rest of my wooden items!

Melted Wax Mixture

Melted Wax Mixture

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Preparing to Polish my Wooden Tamper

Preparing to Polish my Wooden Tamper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polishing My Wooden Tamper

Polishing My Wooden Tamper

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About Taylor

I’m a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I’m constantly asking “Why?” My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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5 thoughts on “Make An Easy Wood Polish that Shines!

  • Cee

    Wax on. Wax off. LOL Since I don’t have any furniture to wax, I use a homemade polish. I got this recipe from another soaper that went by the name of “Bug”. I’m sure she won’t mind if I share it. :

    7% ewax
    3.6% sweet orange eo
    89% distilled water
    0.4% preservative

    Melt sweet orange oil and ewax together. Weigh out your distilled water in whatever container you intend to use for storage. You can use mustard/ketchup bottles or squeeze top bottles. When the ewax and eo are melted, stir well, add to the distilled water and it will instantly turn white. Shake it up. It will be thin, but will thicken when cool. Add preservative.

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  • Cee

    I think this recipe would be good for sticky door, drawer, and window glides? Also you can use it to sharpen needles. I have a beeswax disc in my sewing box for just that reason. Comes in handy. Thanks, Taylor.

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