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Testing Beeswax for Wood for the Best Beeswax Furniture Polish

Watch as I test these three highly rated Beeswax products on wood. Beeswax wood wax is a great alternative to other furniture wax products. See what I think about these three; Howard Feed-N-Wax, Wood Seasoning Beeswax, and Daddy Van’s Beeswax.

I’m always on the hunt for a good wood wax. I love the look of a raw wood piece of furniture that’s been stripped, but it’s hard to find a good wood sealer or wood wax that won’t discolor the wooden furniture. This post is all about testing Beeswax for wood for the best Beeswax furniture polish.

I had a large scrap piece of Birch wood that I thought would be a good start to test these wax products.

Testing Beeswax for wood furniture

I chose three different brands of beeswax wood wax and conditioner that were popular and well rated on Amazon.

Let me be clear that I’m testing beeswax products today and not mineral oil or linseed oil. Some people might use these two terms interchangeably but they are different types of products.

Mineral oil and beeswax serve different purposes when it comes to wood care.

Mineral oil is primarily used to condition and protect wood. It penetrates the wood to moisturize and prevent it from drying out, which can help to prevent cracking and splitting. It is often used on cutting boards, wooden utensils like wooden spoons, and other kitchen items to maintain their appearance and durability.

On the other hand, beeswax is used to create a protective finish on wooden surfaces. It can provide a lustrous sheen and help to repel moisture, making it a popular choice for finishing wood furniture and giving it new life.

In some cases, both mineral oil and beeswax are used together to achieve a comprehensive wood care routine. The mineral oil conditions the wood, while the beeswax provides a protective and attractive finish.

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Beeswax Wood Polish products being tested

  1. Wood Seasoning Beeswax
  2. Howard Feed N Wax Beeswax for wood
  3. Daddy Van’s All Natural Beeswax & Lavender Furniture Polish

Comparing Beeswax wood wax Products

Wood Seasoning Beeswax

Howard Feed N Wax

Daddy Van’s Beeswax

QUNGCO wood seasoning Wax is made of 100% beeswax, fit to use on all types of treated wood.

Works to remove scuff marks, grease, grime, and dirt from painted surfaces. Safe to use on all types of treated wood. Cleans and polishes wood floors as well. Simply aim, smear and wipe to watch buildup disappear before your eyes.


1. Clean and dry the furniture.

2. Spread the product evenly on the furniture with sponge or rag.

3. Wipe and polish repeatedly with a clean towel after the wax is dry(about 30 minutes), and polishing should follow the texture.

4. Deep nourishment requires a longer standing time (about 15 hours),that is beneficial for the beeswax protect the wooden interior.

Feed-N-Wax is ideal for enhancing the depth of grain while providing added protection and luster to furniture, antiques, and cabinets. Feed-N-Wax helps introduce conditioning oils that ‘feed’ the wood while providing a protective coating of beeswax and carnauba wax.

Feed-N-Wax can be used on finished or unfinished wood to help preserve and keep the wood from drying out, fading, or even cracking.


1. Saturate a small cloth with Feed-N-Wax and wipe evenly onto wood surface.

2. Let stand for at least 20 minutes

3. Polish out with a clean soft cloth

Daddy Van’s All Natural Beeswax & Lavender Furniture Polish – Chemical-Free, Non-Toxic Wood Conditioner Scented with Pure Lavender Essential Oil.

USDA Certified Biobased, Non-Toxic, Chemical Free, All Natural, Skin Safe, Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable, Made With Food Grade And Cosmetic Grade simple Ingredients


1. With a soft cloth, rub a small amount of wax onto surface in a circular motion.

2. Buff with a clean, dry cotton cloth and you will be rewarded with the healthy glow of the wood, shining as if from within.

Make sure to watch my quick video on these three different types of waxes.

A few quick tips;

How to apply beeswax to wood

  1. Begin by making sure the wood surface is clean and free from any dust or debris. You can use a damp cloth to wipe the wood if necessary.
  2. Take a small amount of beeswax and rub it onto the wood surface using a soft, clean cloth. Apply the beeswax in a thin, even layer, working in the direction of the wood grain.
  3. Once the beeswax has been applied, use a clean cloth to buff the wood surface. This will help to distribute the beeswax evenly and remove any excess wax.
  4. Allow the beeswax to dry and penetrate the wood for a few minutes.
  5. Finally, use a clean, dry cloth to buff the wood surface to a smooth and lustrous finish.

Ultimately make sure to follow the directions of the product you are using.

After applying the three waxes and letting them dry, I came to a few conclusions. Below are the pictures with the dry wax on birch wood.

Daddy Van’s Beeswax on birch wood

Unlike the other two products, this product is a “polish” consistency. You use a clean lint free rag and rub a small amount onto the surface in a circular motion. A little bit goes a long way!

My favorite thing about the beeswax is the smell! It really does smell like Lavender! Also, this product is naturally chemical and solvent free and made from all natural ingredients. If you are at all worried about toxins in your home then I would choose this product (heck, I would choose it anyway). It also comes in an unscented version too.

Of the three products, this one used the least amount of product and soaked deep into the wood for a darker finish.

Daddy Van's all natural Beeswax


  • Renews, nourishes, and brings out the beauty in all wood types
  • Safe to use on items that come into contact with food, and to keep wooden toys and baby’s crib looking great
  • Easy to apply and creates a durable matte finish


  • May not be suitable for use on certain types of wood
  • May require frequent reapplication
  • May not provide a high-gloss finish

Daddy Van’s All Natural Unscented Beeswax Furniture Polish is a great choice for those who want to avoid using furniture wax that contains harmful chemicals. This product is naturally non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals, making it a safe choice for use around children and pets.

To use Daddy Van’s All Natural Unscented Beeswax Furniture Polish, simply rub a small amount of wax onto the surface in a circular motion, then buff with a clean, dry cotton cloth. You’ll be rewarded with the healthy glow of the wood, shining as if from within.

Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood polish

The consistency of this product is, well, interesting to say the least. It is considered a “gel” that’s made of beeswax, carnauba wax, and orange oil. It definitely has a lumpy feel to it. You do have to use a decent amount of this product in comparison to the Daddy Van’s. I also feel like it does NOT absorb into the wood as well as the other two products.

If you are looking for quick shine on a wood piece of furniture, then this is a good product. It’s great to wax out scratch marks and water marks too. It will have to be reapplied every now and then.

Side note; it is NOT intended for use on products that will be eaten out of. Don’t use this on wood cooking ware!

Personally, I would choose this product if I was trying to revive a wood floor or an older piece of furniture that had lost its luster. Don’t use it on painted furniture!

Howard Feed-N-Wax beeswax polish


  • Enhances the natural beauty and depth of grain in finished and unfinished wood
  • Prevents drying of all wood finishes
  • Polishes all wood surfaces to a soft luster


  • May leave a greasy residue if not wiped off properly
  • May darken the color of some wood finishes
  • Scent may be too strong for some users

This special blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, and orange oil is perfect for preventing drying and cracking while preserving the wood finish. It’s especially effective on oak and maintains the restored finish.

To use, simply saturate a small pad of cloth and wipe on, let stand for at least 20 minutes and wipe, then polish out with a clean soft cloth.

While HOWARD Feed n Wax Wood & Conditioner Beeswax Polish is a great product, it may leave a greasy residue if not wiped off properly and may darken the color of some wood finishes. Additionally, the scent may be too strong for some users.

Wood Seasoning Beeswax

If you are looking for a quick affordable product and you don’t need much of it, this might be the product for you. It comes with a handy sponge applicator too so no need to purchase more supplies.

The consistency of this product is similar to the Howard Feed-N-Wax without the lumpiness. In other words, it’s a simple gel product.

Even though this product is affordable, there just isn’t much of it. I assumed the beeswax filled the entire can, when in reality there is only about 1/2. You might need to purchase a couple of cans if you are planning to cover an entire piece of furniture and not just a small area.

The sponge applicator made it easy to apply the wax. I do feel like the product applied evenly and absorbed into the wood well. As a matter of fact, the coverage was almost as good as the Daddy Van’s.

Overall, this a good affordable product that works well when doing a “spot treatment.” I would not recommend purchasing it if you are covering a large area (unless you want to purchase a handful of product).

Mintiml Natural Beeswax for Furniture

Can you use Beeswax as a sealer on painted furniture with chalk paint or milk paint?

Chalk paint is intended to be covered with a wax finish. That being said, Daddy Van’s is as close to a marketed “furniture wax” as you can get. It even states that it can be used as a top coat for chalk paint or milk paint. So wax away!

As far as the other two beeswax products (and probably most other Beeswax products); proceed with caution. Both products say they are not intended to be used on painted furniture. So stick to the Daddy Van’s if you are looking to cover painted furniture.

testing Beeswax for wood

As you can see with all the products pictured above, the Howard Feed-N-Wax created the lightest finish on the birch wood. I’m not sure if this is because it absorbed the best or maybe it just takes a lot more product to create a good solid wax finish.

Overall my favorite product is hands down the Daddy Van’s furniture polish. I used the least amount of product to create a nice wax finish, it was easy to use and the fact that it’s chemical free and comes in a few different smells is a huge bonus!

testing Beeswax for wood

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  1. Ian says:

    I don’t know how you can test these without testing Gilboys beeswax polish.
    It is by far the best on the market.
    Type in best beeswax polish in Google.
    Speaks for itself.

    • Ian. says:

      @[email protected],
      Sometimes you get what you pay for Lindsey.
      You wouldn’t be disappointed if you did try it.
      You’ll have to let me know if you do.

    • Good to know. When I chose the three best I considered price vs reviews and number of reviews. Gilboy’s was way more expensive, didn’t have many reviews and the reviews weren’t any better than the three I chose. This isn’t to say it’s not a great wax, but with the metrics I used it didn’t make the cut. Does that make sense? I guess I need to try it!

  2. Carole Boyd says:

    I have an antique heirloom chair. I want something to restore its beauty and preserve it. What do you recommend?
    I was told to get Johnson paste wax but it is no longer on the market. They sold me Min-Wax. Which product do you recommend?