Burra Maluca wrote:How about linseed oil with a little beeswax dissolved in it?
Burra Maluca wrote:I just dug out my copy of Jackie French's Natural Solutions and she recommends 'Queen Victoria's favourite polish' for pine. Apparently her majesty insisted that all wood in Balmoral Castle was treated only with this.
To make it, use one cup of beeswax, ten cups of fresh lavender flowers (or a teaspoon of lavender oil) and four cups of olive oil. Heat wax and flowers in a double boiler, or a bowl over a pan of water. When melted, add oil and stir for three minutes. Remove from heat and scoop out flowers. If you're using essential oil, add it now. Pour into a jar before it sets. Rub into oil with a soft cloth, leave it for an hour, then polish off with a clean cloth.