Monday, January 24, 2011

It's the bee's knees

Get ready, we might start to talk about beeswax a lot over here. How to burn it, how to melt it, the million and one uses for it. It's going to be fun.

Today's project :: a fantabulous non-toxic wood polish

This recipe came from 3191 Miles Apart, and you can find it here.

The polish was super easy to put together, and I was so happy to put one of my thrifted vessels to such good use! One batch makes enough to last a couple of years or to share with friends.

For the past couple of years, I've been cheating and treating the wooden cutting boards with olive or vegetable oil. It soaks in nicely, but doesn't last that long and can go rancid, so I was excited to finally give this a try!

The beeswax smells so fantastic, and really, the whole process couldn't be simpler ~ spread a thin coating over your wooden objects, let them sit for a couple of days, and then polish to a shine!.... or have your lovely, detailed oriented sister polish away! {Thanks Kris*}

If you've been like me and have used food oils in the past, you'll be so impressed with this method! The beeswax really makes these pieces feel well protected. You can tell when your using them and when you're washing them as the water just beads up and rolls away (almost like waxing your car, but in a friendly, non-toxic sort of way).

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