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DIY Make Your Own Soft Clear Wax

Make your own custom DIY clear wax for less than 80% of the price of well-known brands (Annie Sloan), using non-toxic ingredients such as beeswax and carnauba.

Make your own custom DIY clear wax for less than 80% of the price of well-known brands (Annie Sloan), using non-toxic ingredients such as beeswax and carnauba.


DIY Clear Wax Recipe Step-by-Step Directions

Steps for Makeing DIY Clear Waxs

Supplies: Items you will need

While you can buy clear wax from various brands, you can also make your own with just a few inexpensive ingredients.

Beeswax Pellets

Beeswax Pellets
Available at - Amazon
In this recipe we used all-natural Stakich Pure White Beeswax Pellets.

Carnauba Flakes

Carnauba Flakes
Available at - Amazon
In this recipe we use Nuvia Organics USDA Certified Carnauba Wax.

Baby/Mineral Oil

Baby/Mineral Oil
Available at Amazon or your favorite local grocery/drug store. In this recipe we used Solimo Baby Oil with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E.

Mason Jar

Mason Jar
Available at Amazon or your favorite local store - Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Safeway, Target, Walmart.

DIY Clear Wax Recipe Step-by-Step Directions

Instructions: Make Your Own Clear Wax

Creating your own clear wax at home is simple and rewarding. This recipe uses common ingredients to produce a high-quality wax that will give your furniture a beautiful, durable finish. Follow our recipe to make your own clear wax and start enhancing your DIY projects with confidence!

  1. An empty mason jar
    Important: Jar must be able to withstand high heat
  2. Pour the following ingredients into an empty mason jar (must be a mason jar to withstand high heat)
    + Add 1/8 cup of Carnauba Wax (flakes)
    + Add 1/4 cup of Beeswax (pellets)
    + Add 1-1/3 cup of Baby Oil (Aloe Vera/Vitamin E)
  3. Using a tall sauce pan - place the mason jar in the center of the pan
  4. Fill pan with water 1/2” below the level of the oil
    Important: Don’t fill higher than the oil level or the jar will float or tip over
  5. Set burner heat to medium high
    Note: Wax won’t begin to melt until water starts to boil (10-15minute)
  6. When you start seeing water bubbles - stir the wax with a long handle spoon (ice tea/cream spoon) every 1-2 minutes to insure the heat is being distributed eveningly. Once you have a rapid boil the wax pellets will quickly begin melting
  7. Turn off the heat after all of the wax pellets have fully melted
    Note: The wax should be clear and transparent
  8. Take the pan off the hot burner and let cool for 30 minutes.
  9. After the oil has cooled for 30 minutes place the mason jar in a metal bowl or another sauce pan
    Caution: Always use a pot holder
  10. Fill bowl with ice up to the oil level. Next fill the bowl with water 1/2" below oil level and stir oil for 15 seconds
  11. Oil will cool rapidly and you will start seeing white foam appear against the edge of the jar.
  12. When you see a white rim of wax form you will want to tightly seal the jar with the lid and shake for 45-60 seconds
  13. Put the jar back in the water pan with the lid still on.
  14. Wait 2 minutes and shake again for 30 seconds. This assures that the wax particles are being evenly distributed while cooling
  15. Repeat shaking every 2 minutes until there is no longer a swishing noise (no sound). Usually after 5 to 6 shakes.
    Important: Between shakes put the jar back in the water bowl with lid still securely on
  16. Once you have no sound after shaking - take the jar out of the water and set aside until the wax reaches room temparture
  17. When the wax has reaches room temparture - it’s ready to use!
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Kitchen Supplies: Additional tems you will need

To make clear wax, you'll need a few basic kitchen items. These common household items will help you easily create your own DIY clear wax.

Supply items needed to make clear wax
LARGE PAN
LONG SPOON
METAL BOWL
WATER & ICE
POT HOLDER

Video: How To Make Homemade Clear Wax

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