How to Make Homemade Car Wax

Updated July 20, 2017

Car wax makes vehicles look shiny and like new. Car wax also helps protect paint from harsh weather and conditions. This prevents the paint from being damaged and from fading. It usually takes around 30 minutes to wax a car, which isn't long at all considering the amount of time and money it takes to repaint a car.

Heat the beeswax and carnauba wax in a double boiler.

Stir the beeswax and carnauba wax together.

Turn down the heat to allow the beeswax and carnuaba wax to begin hardening.

Stir in the pine oil and turpentine as soon as the beeswax and carnauba mixture begins to harden.


Turpentine is toxic. Do not ingest or directly inhale the fumes.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp yellow beeswax
  • 1 tbsp pine oil
  • 227gr carnauba wax
  • 454gr turpentine
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