Here is how to make kids safe wooden toys sealant

PREVIEW: Here is how to make natural and safe beeswax polish 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.

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Kids safe beeswax polish for wooden toys

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 polish.

This natural wood sealant or wood polish is very easy to make with only two ingredients.

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Instructions: 

Melt small chunks of beeswax in a bowl on top of the boiling water, stir while slowly adding 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.

Beeswax and Olive Oil Ratio for making Natural Wood Sealant

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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.

 

Related: Natural Wooden Teething Ring for Babies

polished baby teether with natural beeswax sealant

You can see the difference. Polished piece got nice golden colour and it is smoother when you touch it.

I found this natural beeswax polish perfect for our wooden toys. And truly, it is so simple that every mom can easily do it.

Homemade Beeswax Sealant for Wooden Toys

 


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Lily Zunic

I believe that engaging kids in to creative play doesn’t have to be overwhelming, messy or time consuming.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Eden | 7th Apr 19

    Hi there, I’ve been looking around at various ideas for this, and found my way here .. I’ve bought some of the wooden rings just like shown in your photos, mine come from buying on AliExpress & they look perfect. But as these were going to be in little ones mouths I wanted them to be as clean as possible, so I put them in boiling water, as that’s what so many sites recommend. The only problem is the water turned an ugly color of grey/black/brown. These particular beads were just plain wood, no paint or anything. But the water color issue worries me massively, as the thought of that awful water getting in any bubs mouths turn ME an ugly shade of grey ! Is this something I should be concerned about ? As obviously I am, and if so would giving them a really decent boil, then totally dried out and then using either beeswax or coconut oil (another popular sealant) solve this problem ? Thank you so much for any advice you can give, and I hope I haven’t overly bombarded you regaardinf this ! Cheers from down here in NZ 🙂

  2. Michelle E. | 27th Dec 18

    What about applying the mixture over stain?

    • Lily Zunic | 28th Dec 18

      Hi Michelle, I never tried to use it over stain actually. If you decide to give it a try please share your experience.

  3. Anna | 1st Jun 17

    I always bought wooden toys at https://woodencaterpillar.com/. But now I have an idea to make their own seems to me interesting!

  4. Kim | 28th Mar 17

    was thinking of guests at a baby shower painting wooden blocks and then sealing them this way. Would this seal the paint as well in case baby puts the toy in her mouth?

    • Lily Zunic | 28th Mar 17

      Kim, I don’t think it will work well with paint, as paint will prevent sealant of getting in the wood. This sealant works great with unfinished wood. I would recommend non toxic sealant that works like lacquer(like the one I used here woe Waldorf wooden blocks). Hope that helps.

  5. Anne | 2nd Mar 17

    Excellent. Tried this the other day and it worked great! Thank you!

    • Lily Zunic | 4th Mar 17

      So glad to hear that 🙂 Thanks for your feedback.

  6. Lily Zunic | 28th Feb 17

    Hello Anne, thanks for noticing. It is 3 parts olive oil and 1 part of beeswax, as on the photo. I have just corrected this mistake. Let me know how it turned out.

  7. Anne | 28th Feb 17

    Question: on the photo, it says 3 parts olive oil, 1 part beeswax. In the description, it says the opposite. Please advise, thanks!

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