Liquid floor wax has been one of the common commodity that make most wood, ceramic tile, and stone tiles shine. Even though some homeowners also use wax on laminates and vinyl flooring, the material produces the best result on wood and tile floors.
Due to the hazardous chemicals that may be present in the commercial wax, many cautious homeowners are at a crossroad with the overwhelming options to take in fixing the problem. Did you know you can make your homemade floor wax cheaply at home? It’s easy and requires no-brainer task.
The homemade floor wax will save you some bucks as well as the deadly chemicals that may find their way into your home. The homemade wax has an attractive scent that keeps your house sweet-smelling for as long as it lasts. Below are the steps to guide you on how to make liquid floor wax.
How To Make Homemade Floor Wax
Step 1: Make lavender scented liquid
- Get a cup-full of olive oil
- To the cup of olive oil, add about 20 drops of lavender essential oil and mix thoroughly by stirring
- Put the ingredients in a safe place awaiting their use in the polish making process. You should make the solution 12 hours before the polish making process. The duration ensures that the lavender oil mixes well with the olive oil to make a homogenous liquid. A mixture of lavender essential oil and olive oil gives a lovely scent that will always keep your house fresh with an appealing scent.
Step 2: Set up a double boiler
- Using a cooking pot and oven-safe bowl, create a double boiler
- Pour water in a boiling pot and heat the ingredients indirectly in the bowl on top of the water.
- Put on the stove and maintain low heat
- A double boiler provides a gentle way of boiling the contents indirectly. It helps to melt the oil and prevent excessive heating that may lead to burning. You should avoid intense heating as it may cause the oil to heat faster and burn.
Step 3: Making Liquid wax
- Break up 2 ounces of Carnauba wax into a bowl and grate 1.5 ounces of beeswax into the same bowl. To get small-sized pieces of carnauba wax, you’ll have to put a big block of the wax into a freezer bag and ensure you enclose it and cover it with a kitchen towel.
- Pound the wax block firmly with a rolling pin to break the Carnauba wax into small pieces. You can get both the beeswax and the carnauba wax from food stores near you or online.
- Place the mixture of lavender oil, olive oil, beeswax, and carnauba wax into the bowl of the double boiler and maintain low heating. Stir the ingredients gently using a wooden spoon until everything mixes and forms a uniform liquid. Stirling is a vital practice to enhance the consistency of the final product that you need.
- The time that you will take to make the liquid wax will depend on the temperature of heat energy emitted by the stove that you will be using. However, it would be safe to use low heating even though it would take a couple of minutes. Low heat is safe to use and monitor your ingredients as they melt and mix.
- When you have made a homogenous mixture, you can remove the bowl from the hot water in the pot and put of your stove or source of heat.
- Use oven gloves to hold the bowl as it may be relatively hot to handle with bare hands.
Cooling and storage of the homemade wax
After getting the liquid wax off the hot water, allow it to cool but not to the extent of solidifying as you will need to pour it into a container. Transfer the liquid floor wax into a jar when still in liquid form but not when still too hot for you to handle.
Use a plastic funnel to help you pour the homemade liquid floor wax into a clean glass jar without spills. After pouring your wax into the glass jar, you should cover the top of the jar for proper storage of the wax. You can use the process to make enough floor wax for your house by increasing the ratio of ingredients.