Today I'm going to show you how to make an entirely natural furniture polish for less than the cost of a can of the spray on stuff.
The inspiration to do this comes from my desire to make and sell some simple wooden kids toys. I wanted to finish them up nicely but without using anything toxic. So I went to look at some beeswax polish and quickly realised that even the most expensive organic products were full of turpentine and had some rather frightening looking warning labels.
Having quickly given up on the off the shelf products I bought some beeswax and decided to make my own child safe polish.
To make it, you will need the following.
A Bar of pure beeswax
A bottle of olive oil
An empty pot
An old saucepan
Lavender oil (optional)
Make sure you use an old or unimportant saucepan as it will end up in a mess.
Measure out five times as much olive oil as you used beeswax and stir in carefully. Keep stiring on a low heat until the mixture is clear.
It will smell a bit so I recommend adding in a few dashes of some lavender or other essential oil.