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Jon Lanier

Food Safe Wax Formula

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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.