DIY All Natural Car Wax

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Droplets (Photo credit: Mad_m4tty)

 

As the weather get’s nicer, take some time on the weekend to show your car some love with this DIY Car Wax recipe! Waxing your car is a great way to not only protect it’s finish, but also to keep it cleaner longer. Many commercial car waxes are loaded with nasty chemicals that are harmful to you, your pets, and the outdoors. You just need a few simple ingredients that can be found online or in health food stores to make your own all natural car wax! This recipe needs to be made a few days in advance. So make it this weekend and wax your car next weekend!

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 3 tbsp. beeswax (easily find on amazon or a health food store)
  • 3 tbsp. carnuba wax (again amazon or even some hardware/home improvement stores)
  • 1 cup linseed oil a.k.a flax oil (at most grocery stores)
  • 6 drops of orange or lemon essential oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • Double boiler (or microwave and glass bowl)
  • Old (but clean) coffee can with lid
  • 2 clean soft cloths

 

Directions:

 

  1. Melt the carnuba wax, beeswax, and linseed oil together in a double broiler or slowly in the microwave in a glass bowl. Add the essential oils and stir just once and remove immediately from heat.
  2. Pour the mixture into the coffee can and use gloves to set it aside for a few days.
  3. After the wax has completely hardened you can remove it from the can by tapping the sides and rub it directly onto your car.
  4. Dip a soft cloth into the lemon juice and polish the car with the lemon juice soaked cloth. Buff the car to a shine with a dry cloth.

 

Have you ever waxed your car?

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Cathy Laws says:

    This would make a unique and awesome present for father’s day. thanks for sharing!

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