If you’re looking for a way to care for your wooden furniture which not only achieves great results but also helps to protect your furniture, using simple beeswax alongside a few other ingredients can create an excellent furniture polish.
Beeswax polish is ideal for using on furniture made from natural woods and veneers, and is designed not only to restore the beauty of old, cherished pieces of furniture but also to feed and enhance the wood so that it remains strong and lustrous for years to come.
Unlike manmade furniture polishes, beeswax polish also has no silicones, which can cause blooming on natural wood, as well as no propellant gases or synthetic solvents, making it a completely environmentally-friendly way to care for and restore your antique furniture.
As well as beeswax, you’ll need just two other ingredients – turpentine and linseed oil – to make your own natural beeswax furniture polish. With 1 part of each at the ready, simply heat the beeswax in a double boiler until it is molten, before adding in the warm linseed oil and turpentine.
You can also add more beeswax to the mixture to increase the hardness of the polish. Once the mixture has cooled, simply pour it into a glass jar for storage and you’re ready to polish your mahogany breakfast table to your heart’s content!