It dawned on me just now that I haven’t shared any of my recipes or crafty type stuff lately. So I present the recipe I came up with when polishing wooden tools or other stuff. It also smells awesome because of the ingredients, so I used it as perfume at one point.
1 metal oil burner
1 tea light candle
1/4 cup of olive oil (or other oil of your choice)
~1 oz. of pine resin (or other softened tree sap of your choice)
1/2 of a brown crayon (I didn’t have anything to darken the wax mixture)
~1 oz. of sandalwood scented soy wax (from a candle I love the smell of)
~2 oz. of bees wax
Take half of the oil and warm it over the tea light candle for a few minutes, test the heat by shaving in a tiny amount of bees wax.
Then add the pine resin and stir until completely dissolved.
Shave in the sandalwood candle, and stir until melted.
Repeat with each wax, stirring until completely melted.
You may notice that it smells quite awesome at this point.
Add in the other half of the oil to the mixture and stir until blended.
Finally shave in the remaining bees wax and stir until melted.
Pour mixture into a glass jar and allow to cool.
It will solidify and become hard. This is good, don’t worry.
Once it is cooled you can safely store it for a long time, my mixture is about 3 years old and smells wonderful.
The pine resin acts as a preservative, but if you choose not to include it, adding in the contents of 1 Vitamin E capsule while the mixture is molten will do the same.
When you need to use it in the future, just set the jar into a shallow dish of boiling water, and it will melt down enough to use for whatever you need.
If you make this let me know how it turns out, I would love to hear your own versions of this, different smells, oils added, colors, etc.