For use on unfinished or oil-finished wood (not varnished wood), this 2-in-1 treatment both penetrates and protects your equipment, giving it a soft buttery feel and a polished look.
Linseed oil penetrates the wood and adds a rich luster, along with a resin strength once it has cured. Beeswax adds a protective layer to prevent dust, debris, and mold from reaching the wood itself. Turpentine thins the product, making the paste wax soft and easy to apply while also helping the linseed oil penetrate deeper into the wood.
This is a 2oz tin (60g), made in-house by Solomon from just three all-natural ingredients of US origins:
- 40% Local Rocky Mountain Beeswax (Defiance Bee & Honey, Colorado). Filtered by hand to remove slumgum.
- 40% Special Linseed Oil (EarthPaint, North Carolina). Pure flax oil made from high quality flax, extracted, cleaned, and refined. Nothing added; no chemical dryers or VOCs.
- 20% Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine (Creekwood Naturals, North Carolina). 100% pure gum spirits, distilled directly from pine rosin - not an industrial by-product of paper pulp like common turpentine.
See our Care Instructions for how to apply this paste. It can be used on any kind of raw or oiled wood (such as furniture or cutting boards) provided that the wood is given 72 hours to cure (longer in cold or humid climates).
- Some people have an allergic reaction to Flax Oil and/or Pure Gum Spirits. When in doubt, wear Personal Protective Equipment when handling this product.
- Some boards have a Urushi lacquer grid, which is in the Poison Ivy family. Use non-latex gloves in a well-ventilated area. A cloth will be better than steel wool to avoid abrading/thinning the lacquer with the Turpentine that is present in the wax.
- Linseed oil generates heat as it dries, so do not wad up your applicator(s) or throw them directly into the trash. Wadded towels soaked in linseed have been known to start fires. Instead, lay such items flat on a stone or concrete surface until they have cured, then they can be discarded. Towels that you want to keep should be washed with water and a detergent.
- This product is not edible. While beeswax and flax oil are food-safe, the turpentine should be allowed ample time to evaporate (at least 30 minutes). Once applied, allow at least 72 hours for the wax to cure (longer if you are in a cold or humid climate).