If, like me, you have an untreated wooden dining table, this simple wood butter will soon become a staple in your cleaning cupboard. You can also use this to breathe life back into dried out wooden spoons and bowls. It takes about 5 minutes to make and lasts about 3 months in our house before I need to make up a fresh batch.
Use 3/4 of a cup of coconut oil to one quarter beeswax pellets. I prefer to use pellets to save time but you can also buy beeswax in bars and grate the required amount for this recipe. Melt the oil and beeswax in an old pan until it becomes clear and golden and all the wax has liquified. I use an enamel milk pan for making things with beeswax as it’s much easier to clean the wax off afterwards. If you like you can add a few drops of essential oils, I like lemon, tea tree and rosemary for this, and stir through with a wooden kebab stick or chopstick. Pour into a short stubby jar and allow to cool and solidify before sealing.
To use, rub it into your wooden table/goods with an old rag and leave it to do it’s thing for half an hour before buffing. You can reapply a second coat if needed.