Intro: Cheap Natural Beeswax Polish
Hello again Instructablites.
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)
Weigh the bar of wax and then grate it into the saucepan.
Make sure you use an old or unimportant saucepan as it will end up in a mess.
Melt the wax on a low heat. Be sure to keep an eye on it as beeswax is flammable!
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.
Pour into your container and leave to cool for 30 minutes. Then whack the lid on and stick in the fridge for a few hours and you are done! Cheap, simple and chemical free furniture polish!