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#14 Natural Bees Wax Wood Polish Finish – DIY Curious Creator

#14 Natural Bees Wax Wood Polish Finish – DIY Curious Creator


In this video I’m going to show you how I made my all natural Bees wax wood finish. I started with 2 x 1 oz bars of natural bees wax. You can buy them in chips already and save having to do this step. But I just love the way they look in these bars so it’s worth the extra effort for me. I took my knife and cut them down into smaller pieces. And then put those into my slow cooker on high. There are loads of different ways you can melt beeswax, but it is actually quite flammable so you need to be careful on how hot you get it. You can use any oil you like for this next step but I like using Jojoba Oil. One thing to bare in mind is some oils like Olive Oil can go bad, and won’t sit on the shelf as long. I made a 1 to 3 ratio of wax to oil. So 2 oz of wax, I needed 6 oz oil. If you add more oil you get a softer wax. After letting the wax melt down completely I added about half the oil and stirred thoroughly. Then added the other half and continued to mix until it was all blended together. Transferring back to the measuring jug made pouring into the final container easier. I had an old sweet tin lying around and poured the melted wax an oil mixture straight in. I Let the mixture cool for a while and came back and stirred every 10mins or so to ensure it all cooled evenly. I then left it for about 3 hours until completely set. I was left with this lovely wax finish that is nice and firm but rubs beautifully into wood. For a full written guide and a list of all materials and items used, check out my instructables page. I hope you enjoyed this video, and if you did please like, share and subscribe.

Comments (28)

  1. Hey there, this is manoj from india. I need your help for my eco friendly product project. Can u help me? Can u share your email address please..As well as do you have knowledge about eco friendly wood polishing machines? Kindly reply soon

  2. hi can i use olive oil or coconut oil?

  3. does this go on clear or have a yellow tinge to it? TIA

  4. Have you made video about actually putting this on unfinished wood? I have a salvaged wood table and need to know….thank you!

  5. I have been viewing a lot of video on beeswax finishes. This was clear and useful. My experience and takeaway is that there needs to be a joint warming of the materials, the wax and oil, prior to storing which is key to the preparation of a soft material that is easily applied. I have only used boiled linseed oil and usually with a solvent as well as the wax…

  6. Good point…I am not that fond of it either…Think I will try some others…Not much experience with Tung oil…I did use Penofin to do the floor of an outdoor yurt at a monastery in Escondido CA

  7. You can now buy this from my online shop! It adds a beautiful finish for any wood project and helps my channel! http://acuriouscreator.com/shop/product/original-beeswax/

  8. Love your videos! Projects are nice really good and your style is really clean.

  9. Yummy sharp cheddar cheese😲

  10. Hey jerk, can the stupid music.

  11. Hi, Thank you for the nice video. I am building a kitchen island counter made from unfinished solid wood and was wondering if this would would work as a finish for it, I am planning on kneading and scrape bread dough on it, maybe cut stuff on it, eat on it, is it food safe? what oils can I use ? does essintial oils works or the scented oils from the body shop ? should I use wood stain before applying it? what would be the ratio if I live in a hot country, usually it is 40 C here

  12. Great tutorial. I just got some cappings to melt down so I can make products. Jojoba is pronounced (hohoba).

  13. Will mineral oil work just as well?
    Also will this protect painted furniture?

  14. Didn't think you all were allowed to have knives in the uk

  15. I know I've commented on this video…not sure why I don't see it any longer. Just rewatched…really good one, Edward!

  16. Very annoying music

  17. hey man! I found this video very helpful…thank you very much! Also i thought i would just mention, because you might like to know… that jojoba oil is pronounced 'hohoba' oil.

  18. Hey! That's an awesome video! Can this mix be used as a foodsafe coating on bamboo cups? And how long would this coating last? Would be great to hear your views on it 🙂

  19. It's pronounced "ho hoba"

  20. Amazing. I use this exact same recipe to make lip balms! I just add a quality essential oil for a yummy smell.Who knew you could use it as a furniture wax also! Thanks.

  21. Could you use paraffin oil?

  22. Use a old cheese grater, works better

  23. Does it offer any sunlight or water protection?

  24. does it dry like lacquer / polyurethane ?

  25. Some put turpentine in, the ratio is: 1/3 – 1/3 – 1/3. Or 1/2 wax and oil.

  26. I did the same thing but added almond oil, smells great and you can coat wood and metal , I coated a renovated Sachs v5 with it , rust proof and smell great !!!

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