Published on February 27th, 2012 | by Julie Finn18
How-to: A Recipe for Natural Beeswax Wood Polish
Add to the mixture a capful or so of whatever essential oils you prefer. In my furniture polish, I often add tea tree oil and cedar or pine oils, but I rarely add essential oils to the polish that I use on my children’s toys.
Stir the mixture well, or–even better–fasten the lid tightly and give the whole thing a very good shaking. You can stir or shake again a couple of minutes later, but the beeswax solidifies so quickly that it will likely be unnecessary.
To apply the polish, use your hands to rub it into the wood, then come back an hour later and buff the wood well with a clean cotton cloth. You can see in the photo how drastically the polish changes the appearance of our beat-up but very beloved antique library table, which is witness to 3+ meals, two hours of schoolwork, and several messy craft projects every day.