Food Safe Wax Formula

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Blog entry by Kerux posted 07-20-2008 06:08 AM 3078 reads 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Someone asked me about my food safe formula for the bowls I’ve been doing. I thought I’d just put it up here in my blog.

It is really quite simple.

First thing I do is take the wooden bowl and rub in Mineral Oil or my preferred method of Walnut Oil.

After allowing that to soak in and dry I use this formula:

12 oz of Mineral Oil
2 oz of bee’s wax
1/2 oz of Carnuba wax

I melt all of that over a medium heat in a metal bowl that is sitting on boiling/hot water. I then poor that into a Wide mouth Mason Jar.

Now, this is a mix that gives me a medium dense paste. Some may prefer softer and some may prefer a harder wax. All you need to do is to soften is to add more mineral Oil…. to harden… don’t use as much mineral oil.


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#1 posted 07-20-2008 12:17 PM

Thanks, Kerux, appreciate letting us into your secrets! ;)

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#2 posted 07-20-2008 09:16 PM


I am going to try this on my next bowl!


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#3 posted 07-21-2008 01:47 AM

why do you use the carnuba wax?

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#4 posted 08-24-2008 07:31 PM

Awesome thanks for the info, I’m always looking for finishing techniques

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