As requested, here is the recipe I used for my handmade wood polish.
I found THIS wonderful and truly easy peasy recipe online. It is so clear and the pictures made it look so easy, I knew that even I could do it!
I tweaked the recipe a bit. Jojoba oil was nearly $11 for 1/2 cup, and grape seed oil and apricot oil were $5 for 1/2 cup. Amber says (in her tutorial) that jojoba oil is good for longer than other oils, but since I had so many items to polish, I figured I shouldn't have any problems using it up before any of the oils became rancid. So I used . . .
1/2 cup grape seed oil
1/2 cup apricot oil
1 cup of beeswax (broken into small pieces)
about 8 drops of lavender oil (this makes the polish smell heavenly)
Amber also mentions in her tutorial that she stirred the polish a few times over the course over an hour or two when it was cooling, but I found I needed to stir it often over the course of about 1/2 hour or 45 minutes. So when you try this recipe on your own, I recommend not leaving it unattended. You wouldn't want all your hard work to go to waste! : )
Now, what wonderful things can you find to polish, your classroom blocks, your doll cradle, your library bookcase?
Or maybe you can take a trip out to the woods and find some fabulous hidden treasure - as I did!