If you have a cutting board that's showing its age or wooden furniture that could use a little wax, beeswax is a cheap and surprisingly easy to obtain solution to conditioning or restoring cracked or ageing wood cutting boards, chair legs or butcher blocks.Photo by Thien Gretchen.
Over at Re-Nest, they highlight a number of great household uses for beeswax, including things like fixing stuck or squeaky dresser drawers or whipping frayed rope, but applying a little to your cutting board can help fill in cracks and recondition the wood. Applying a little to dried-out wooden furniture may be a great way to breathe some new life into an old chair or bookshelf. You could even use it to recondition wooden floors.
It's a soft, natural wax, so anywhere wax would work as a moistener or polish, beeswax is a good fix. Best of all, beeswax is relatively cheap and easy to obtain.
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10 Household Uses for Beeswax [Re-Nest]