Make An Easy Wood Polish that Shines!
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.
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.
Microwave Safe Container
Recipe in Grams
56 grams Beeswax
28 grams Carnauba Wax
Recipe in Ounces
2 oz Beeswax
1 oz Carnauba Wax
Recipe in Percentages
33.5% Carnauba Wax
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!