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Friday, February 25, 2011

Homemade Beeswax Finish

I have been wondering if it was possible to make your own beeswax finish and I found my answer.

Yes,
    Yes,
         Yes!

Below are the modified directions I plan to follow when I get the chance.

Ingredients:
  • 1 ounce of beeswax cut into tiny pieces
  • 4 ounces of oil (olive, coconut, or jojoba)
  • 4 or more drops of orange or lemon essential oil
  • tin can
  • stock pot
  • water
  • recycled glass jars with lids
Directions:
  1. Fill the stock pot with just enough water to heat the tin can.  Turn on heat and allow water to almost come to a boil.
  2. Place tin can in water.  Add piece of beeswax.  Stir until melted.
  3. Add oil to tin can.  Stir consistently until oil and wax are blended.
  4. Add 4 or more drops of essential oil to mixture and blend well.
  5. Pour mixture into a clean, glass jar and allow to cool.  Once mixture has cooled secure lid tightly.
*You can use this finish to seal homemade toys, wooden spoons and bowls, polish furniture, etc.  The ingredient list sounds like it might make a good body moisturizer as well.  Worth a try, I think.*

SOURCE: Plain & Joyful Living

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