Here is how to make natural and safe beeswax sealant for wooden toys that is safe for kids and the environment. I absolutely love this simple recipe that any mom easily can do it.
And the best thing?
It requires only two simple, natural ingredients.
As every parent wants the best for their children I’m no exemption. Toys should be safe for children and for our planet. Unfortunately with todays plastic toys massive production, quantity is above safety. And with that I see many problems arising. Materials used to make them are often toxic and dangerous for children who tend to put everything in their mouth. A long before I have become parent I knew one day we will have natural toys. Wooden toys are sensible choice and they require natural polish to keep them in a good shape and condition so they can last for many plays. Have to say I was thrilled when I found out that I can easily make my own natural homemade beeswax sealant.
This natural wood sealant or wood polish is very easy to make with only two ingredients: beeswax and olive oil.
When I researched how to make beeswax wood sealant I found that the best ratio is 3 parts of olive oil and 1 parts of pure beeswax. If you ever made homemade cosmetics using beeswax, the process is very similar. Melt small chunks of beeswax in a bowl on top of the boiling water, stir and add oil, and you are all done. Easy, ha?
I would recommend you follow Heidi’s tutorial from cakeinthemorn.com for this recipe. She made very detailed, easy to follow instructions, with pictures, and you will also find out how to clean beeswax of dirt and grime in case you haven’t found already cleaned piece of beeswax.
It took me only 20 minutes to prepare everything but I’ve used very small amount of ingredients. That means I had very little beeswax to melt and it melted quickly. If you need more sealant you will use more beeswax and it will take more time for melting process. So take that into account.
When my sealant was done I’ve poured it in empty cream container and after it cooled down it was ready to use.
I applied it with peace of cheesecloth on wooden rings which I use for baby teethers.
You can see the difference. Polished piece got nice golden colour and it was smoother when you touch it.
I found this natural beeswax sealant perfect for our wooden toys. And truly, it is so simple that every mom can easily do it.