DIY Homemade Furniture Wax

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I was out of the Antiquax I’ve used on wooden furniture (both painted and unpainted), but I’ve been keeping a brick of natural beeswax handy for just this situation. Combined with some olive oil, I had a great furniture finish that worked exactly the same as the store-bought stuff, but smelled way nicer.

 I love the smell of beeswax.  The Antiquax was pungent!DIY Homemade Furniture Wax
Recipe for Homemade Furniture Wax

  1. Melt natural beeswax either in the microwave (30-second intervals, and stir to prevent fire) or on the stove in a double boiler (I used a glass measuring cup in a pot of water).
  2. When the wax is melted, add olive oil.  Approximately 1 part melted wax to 2 or 3 parts olive oil. (I used 1/2 cup wax and about 1 cup olive oil) Some of the wax will solidify, so melt it again and mix.
  3. Allow the mix to cool before use or you risk applying way more than you need (speaking from experience here).
  4. Apply a thin layer of wax to furniture (with your fingers, a wax brush, or a cloth), let it set for about an hour, and then buff with a clean lint-free cloth or paper towels.
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