Cleaning with Herbs: Carnauba and Lavender Furniture Wax


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• 1/4 cup carnauba wax
• 2 tablespoons beeswax
• 1 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil

1. Melt waxes over low heat in small saucepan. Stir in olive oil, then lavender oil.

2. Pour mixture into a tin, plastic or glass container and allow to harden.

Sandy Maine, founder of SunFeather Handcrafted Herbal Soap Company, is the author of three books on soap-making and lives with her husband and four children on a spotlessly clean farm in the Adirondack Mountains.

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