Before and after Wise Owl Furniture Salve

Salve to the rescue!

We all have that one product we recommend to all of our friends, that one product that we simply cannot do without, the one we panic over when we start to see the bottom of the container on. I’m am sure right now you are even thinking about that product, and all the good times you have had together. Okay, that might be a bit over the top, but admittedly, we all have at least one product in our home that if it was pulled from the market, it would be utter devastation. For me that product is Wise Owl Furniture Salve. I literally try to find things to use this product on. So if you are looking for your new favorite product, that not only protects and seals wood, neutralizes odors, and is water resistant, but can also be used as a hand and nail treatment, then you have come to the right place! BUT WAIT—There’s more!

Seriously though, this stuff is much like all other Wise Owl Products, magical! The above pictured spinet desk is just one example of the power of Wise Owl Furniture Salve to beautify and revive wood that has been left untouched for far too long. In this picture, the desk was cleaned with vinegar and water (which took hours I might add) to remove the built up residue from what appeared to be years of nicotine exposure. Once the wood finally started to rinse clean, I allowed the wood to dry for roughly 24 hours. Then the real work began, and by real work I mean I simply used a stiff bristled synthetic brush to apply the salve, and then buffed it in using a round microfiber car sponge from the local discount store. THAT WAS IT! Not convinced yet? How about another example…

I was in the middle of sealing another project when I noticed just how dry the wood on this bench looked, and like any good easily distracted individual, I started a new project mid-project. Fortunately, this one only took about 15 minutes from start to finish. Look how amazingly rich and renewed that wood looks now!

By now you have a pretty good idea of the magic that salve has on restoring wood, but what else is it capable of? I’m glad you asked! Take a look at the before and after of these leather boots. Not only does it work to soften and protect your leather items, but it helps to provide a much needed water resistance as well!

The difference in the leather is absolutely remarkable! Not to mention the salve has helped to keep them protected from the harsh Kentucky weather, because I am beginning to think we live in Marsh lands these days.

Did I mention there is even a clear version, which is food grade, and can be used to protect butcher blocks, or in my case a hand crafted cheese board from a bourbon barrel head? Seriously there is no end to the uses for this amazing product. People are even using it to polish their stainless steel appliances!

Last, but certainly not least, you can even use it to seal your chalk style painted projects to help protect them, while providing a softer finish, reminiscent of the chalk style paint unsealed. So if you like the way your project looks right after you have finished that last coat of paint, this is the way to go. Though if it is a heavy use item, such as a table top, I would recommend using other sealers.

So let’s review shall we! Wise Owl Furniture Salve can be used for:


  • Aromatherapy

  • Hand and Nail treatment

  • Water resistant protection

  • Removing oxidation

  • Natural Sealant

  • Replacing furniture polish

  • Personal scent (just dab a little on, and smell like happiness!)

  • Hair taming (yes I use it in my hair as well!)

Questions or comments? Feel free to drop a line below. More uses for salve that I haven’t even considered…please let me know, because I am always eager for another use!

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