Beeswax Wood Polish

Did you know you can easily make your own beeswax wood polish?  It’s as easy as making your own candles (seriously). Add your favourite essential oil or just enjoy the sweet smelling beeswax scent as is.

Beeswax not only smells great, but it’s all natural and eco-friendly. It brings out the natural warmth in wood while repelling dirt, grime & water. It will keep your timber furniture looking beautiful for years, unless you have a 1-year-old kelpie pup, like ours, who managed to sneakily chew her way through several pieces of sentimental furniture while we were away when the house-sitter turned her back for a few seconds!    

The recipe below will produce 8 oz. of wood polish. The ratio is 1-part beeswax to 3-parts carrier oil. However, if you prefer a softer wax, use more carrier oil (a ratio of 1-4parts carrier oil).   

Here’s what you will need:

  • 2 oz. natural beeswax
  • 6 oz. carrier oil (such as olive, coconut, jojoba, walnut or sweet almond oil.
  • Essential oil (such as lavender, vanilla, sandalwood, sweet orange) etc. (optional)
  • Double Boiler (one saucepan that sits inside another)
  • Glass jar with lid
  • Candle Thermometer


Melt the beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat (around 70 degrees). Beeswax is flammable so do not let it get too hot and be sure to watch it carefully. Carefully add in your chosen carrier oil and stir until completely blended.

Remove from heat and add your chosen essential oil. 
Pour melted mixture into a glass jar & set-aside for several hours to harden.

Natural beeswax polish will last approximately 1-2 years depending on the carrier oil you’ve chosen. Keeping it refrigerated will prolong its shelf life even more.