Natural Beeswax Wood Polish

I make a lot of wooden projects. There are a million different ways to finish a wood project but my favorite finish is a wax/oil blend. Otherwise known as a wax polish. This wood polish is a 1:3 ratio. I made a video to help explain the process.


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TOOLS & MATERIALS

  1. Pure Tung Oil or Mineral Oil
  2. Crock pot
  3. Beeswax
  4. Tins or Container for finished product

Step 1:

This ratio will give you 8 oz of wood polish.

Measure out 2 oz of beeswax and pour it into the crock pot. My crock pot didnt have any heat setting so I assume it was on low. This took about a hour to melt but I would use a crock pot that you could put on high. Make sure you stay next to wax because beeswax is flammable.


Step 2:

Pour out 6 oz of oil.

Once the wax is melted slowly add in the oil. Since the oil is colder than the wax it will start to clump up. Just keep stirring it and it will melt back down in a few minutes. I used a small dowel to mix everything together.


Step 3:

I transferred the melted wax polish to a measuring cup to make it easier to pour into the cans. Make sure to wear oven mitts since the pot will be hot. I poured my wax into two 4 oz tins. Now wait a few hour for them to harden up before use.


This is a good project for any level of skill. Use a dry cloth to rub some polish into the wood. Wait a few minutes and come back with a different section of the cloth and buff it out to a nice sheen. This wax polish makes the wood super soft to the touch. Its basically as soft a baby’s bottom. Let me know in the comments if you make some or have any questions.