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2 Ingredient Non-toxic Wood Polish

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Yield: about 1 cup 1x


  • 1/4 cup finely grated beeswax (like this) or beeswax pellets (like this)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil (like this)
  • medium pot
  • glass bowl/ pyrex measuring cup (like this) to fit inside the pot
  • glass jar with lid for wood polish
  • spoon for stirring


  1. Fill pot with about 2 inches of water and bring water to just below a boil. DO NOT BOIL!!
  2. Once the water is steaming, place beeswax into glass bowl or pyrex measuring cup. Place into steaming water like a double boiler. Allow the beeswax to melt completely – Mine took about 10 minutes.
  3. Once the wax is melted with no lumps, add the olive oil. Stir and stir until it is completely smooth and incorporated. Depending on the temperature of your olive oil, you may need to let the beeswax remelt a titch.
  4. Turn off heat and carefully, without allowing any water to get into the wax mixture, remove bowl from pot and pour melted mixture into a dry glass jar. Allow to cool and harden for several hours.


Please be aware that beeswax is flammable. It is very important to not let it get too hot. Just be sure to keep the water in the pot below boiling.

This wood polish is good for about a year. Keep it stored in a cool dry place with the lid on. For general wood polishing, simply use it with a clean cloth at room temperature. For sealing and staining previously untreated wood, you may want to heat the mixture up slightly (in a hot water bath or in the sunshine) to get it to be a bit more liquidy.