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Making and Applying Bee's Wax as a Natural Finish

Step 1

There are different kinds of bee's wax on the market and you are going to need to choose one. Don't worry though , you don't need a lot, just 1 ounce (28 grams, 1/8 cup, 2 tablespoons) will make 1 batch. I typically go for organic bee's wax, but you can use all natural as well.

Step 2

The next step is to shave off 1 ounce (28 grams, 1/8 cup, 2 tablespoons) from your wax brick and place into a wide mouth glass jar (small wide mouth canning jars work great). Add in also 4 ounces (113 grams, 1/2 cup, 8 tablespoons) of organic olive oil (all natural is fine too) into the glass jar with the wax.

Step 3

You will now need place the jar into a pot of water and then bring the pot of water to medium - high heat until all the wax shavings have dissipated. After the wax has dissolved into the olive oil you will need to use a pot holder after the water has stopped boiling (never put your hand in hot water, it is best to let the water cool first) and put the wax mixture on the counter to cool.

Step 4

As the wax cools, it will thicken up and become a waxy finish.

Note: during cooling it is not uncommon for the mix to harden on top into a hard disc, you can disrupt this by using the end of a utensil to break up the hardening wax to prevent it from coagulating.

Step 5

After the wax has completely cooled you can apply the wax as you please (I use my hands) to the wood surfaces and set aside to dry for 4-8 hours (great for overnight). After the allotted dry time simply wipe off any excess with a rag and presto! You have done it!