So your interested in making your own wood sealer? Well that's fantastic! Please do read on.
One of the reasons we decided to make our own was that we didn't want to have lots of stinky chemical smells lingering in our tiny space.
After I did some research, I decided on making ours out of Beeswax and Coconut oil. There are many different opinions on kinds of oil and their ability to last long term without turning rancid. That's one of the reasons why I chose to use the coconut oil.
I tried to find beeswax at one of our local Natural Food Co-ops, but they were all out. I had to eventually purchase my beeswax from Amazon. The coconut oil I bought from Walmart in the oil section. There are many different kinds of coconut oil, I chose the refined kind. It doesn't have the coconut smell, which is ok, even though I do like the scent of coconut.
Here is a list on things I used to make our wood sealer/ conditioner:
- Coconut Oil
- Mason Jar
- Lemon Oil
I'ts pretty simple to make. I melted down a few bars of beeswax in my Pyrex measuring cup. I just put it in a pan to make a double boiler.
Once the wax was melted, I checked the measurements to see how much melted wax it made. I ended up making about 1/3 cup of melted wax.
The recipe that I found was 1 part beeswax to 3 parts oil. So I measured out a cup of coconut oil and added it to the beeswax in a mason jar to melt it all together.
This is where I added about a teaspoon of Lemon oil for a little bit of scent. As the wax and oil began to cool down, I made sure to stir it, helping to keep the ingredients well mixed.
After spending a couple of weeks building and sanding our counter top out of pallet wood, it was finally time to seal and water proof it!
Here is a side by side of our counter before and after I applied the sealer.
Now, after putting this down on the counter I observed a few things.
- The scent of the lemon oil is barely even there. It smells mostly like soft honey
- This jar of sealer will probably last a really long time.
- My hands were really soft and moisturized by the time I was done.
So there you have it. A great natural wood sealer with a wonderful light scent. I hope you have fun making your own and enjoy it as much as we do.
Perhaps you aren't that crafty or just don't feel like spending the time to make a batch of this stuff, but you still really want to have some... Well we have you covered!
Head on over to Our Artiful Adventures on Etsy and pick up your very own 4 oz jar of our Natural beeswax and Coconut Oil Wood Sealer and Conditioner!