Wise Owl Salve 101

Wise Owl Salve 101

Wise Owl's Salve is the best in the market. It has the most wondrous complex scents, and can be applied over finished or unfinished wood. The Salves act as a natural sealant, can revive and protect leather, neutralize orders, remove oxidation from from tarnished hardware and metal, and so much more.

The Salve is water resistant and will help prevent water rings and moisture from seeping into your finished piece and provides a sheen and:

NATURAL SEALANT May be used in place of FURNITURE WAX over painted pieces.  It is much softer and easier to apply than wax due to its high hemp seed oil content. It provides a strong finish due to the beeswax, candelilla wax, hemp seed oil and coconut oil formula.

REVIVE SOFTEN AND PROTECT leather (you can even use it to add water-resistance to your boots!)

REMOVES OXIDATION from tarnished metal and hardware.  Simply apply and wipe away years of patina and grime.

NEUTRALIZED ODORS, use inside drawers to seal and protect while removing unwanted smells from furniture.

WATER RESISTANT- provides protection against water rings and moisture.  It may also be used to remove existing water rings.

Makes an excellent HAND AND NAIL TREATMENT!  Our natural formula is so safe and we know you will adore softening and moisturizing your hands while using it!

AROMATHERAPY- enjoy the calming scent of lemon verbena while rejoicing in the skin improving qualities of cold pressed lavender oil.

ANTISEPTIC, ANTI-FUNGAL, ANTI-PARASITIC AND BACTERICIDAL PROPERTIES- protects against mildew, mites, parasites and pathogens and even repels insects!  Who needs moth balls when our Furniture Salve smells like a day at the spa!  We all know some of the best furniture finds come from the roadside, and we don’t always know where they have been!

HEMP SEED OIL FORMULA -Contains all of the scientifically packed powers of this all natural super oil.  Read more about the benefits of Wise Owl’s Hemp Oil here.

ADDS A SOFT SHEEN AND LUSTER to your projects.  If you love using hemp seed oil alone, but wish it had more of a shine, then this product is for you.  It also provides more protection against water damage than hemp seed oil alone.



Let’s talk about the science of oxidation: corrosion, rust, and loss of woods natural beauty.
What it is, what causes it, how to stop it, and why our furniture salve reverses it!
Oxidation is when wood or metal is weathered by moisture and oxygen. In chemical terms, oxidation is the result of atoms losing electrons. As a result of weathering, oxidation causes damage and weakens the substrate. This is a natural reaction resulting from time and exposure to elements. Wood comes into contact with oxygen through a myriad of channels such as rainy weather, overexposure to sunlight and wind, humidity and more. It dries out and deteriorates wood, reduces the natural beauty and grain, and causes rust, degradation, and pitting on metal.
Oxygenation stability:
Oxidation stability is a chemical reaction that occurs with a combination of the lubricating oil (such as hemp seed oil) and oxygen. The rate of oxidation is accelerated by high temperatures, water, acids and catalysts such as metals. Surfaces treated with refined solvent based oils are not as protective as natural oils that are unrefined. Not all oils designed to reduce oxidation are created equal and therefore, lesser quality oils will lead to an increase in the oil's viscosity and deposits of varnish and sludge. It’s also important to note; once oils are processed they generally lose most of their natural antioxidants and biocidal properties. This is why hemp seed oil is far superior! Why do companies use more harmful and less effective products to treat and restore wood?
The sad truth... COST! Wise Owl will never compromise the integrity of our products or the ingredients we use to save a buck.
Why use Wise Owl Furniture salve?
Our furniture salve formula includes unrefined cold processed hemp seed oil that packs all of its original super powers that restore and protect wood, leather and metals. It is a far superior and more a natural safer choice to other wood preservatives that are often pesticide based. Hemp seed oil is naturally anti-fungal, kills and inhibits mildew and bacterial growth, and deters insects better than moth balls! It penetrates deep into the wood finish, polymerizing (hardening) and producing a film that reduces exposure to elements that cause the degradation of wood.
Wise Owl furniture salve is a much safer choice that truly works better than chemically treated alternatives.
Use salve:
  • Refresh and revive all wood and seal chalk synthesis painted pieces.
  • As a natural and safer alternative to furniture polish
  • Add water resistance to leather boots
  • Soften and revive dried out leather
  • Clean and polish stainless steel appliances
  • Seal and shine and protect granite, marble, quartz.
  • Protect and shine weathered metal patio furniture.
  • Car wax
  • Restores and protects Plastic finishes such as faded car bumpers, dashboards, car interior, leather upholstery, headlight covers and more!
  • Use in place of WD-40. Have a squeaky door? Simply use our salve to lubricate hinges.
  • Use to lubricate drawer tracks on antique furniture
  • Remove odors from antiques and musty pieces.
  • Remove oxidation from metal. Have tarnished drawer pulls, just add salve and elbow grease to bring the original luster back
  • Hide scratches and beautify hardwood floors, trim, wood doors
  • As a barrier to utilize the resist method when painting (paint will not adhere to salve so easily wipe away paint to make distressing in desired areas a breeze.
  • As an alternative to moth balls on cedar trunks. Hemp seed oil is a natural insect repellent
  • Revive old dingy shutters
  • Clean, shine, and protect wood cabinets
  • Clean and beautify and neutralize odors on old steamer trunks.
  • Protect metal fixtures and reduce fingerprint, pitting and oxidation
  • Use our clear salve for butcher blocks and wood counters!
Wise Owl furniture salve will revive, protect, and beautify wood, leather, metal, and most plastic surfaces.

Wise Owl Salve Scent Profiles

 Lemon VerbenaBright lemon and floral verbena combine to make our most popular scent.  The scent begins with verdant lime, grapefruit & lemon; then lavender, geranium rose & lemongrass complete the undertones adding a soft, woody musk.

 White TeaQuite possibly our most feminine scent, White Tea includes notes of bergamot, lavender, mandarin, thyme, ginger, and lemon.  It has a base profile of tea with a flowery finish.

Riotous Rain:  Many scents can be classified as either masculine or feminine, however Riotous Rain isn’t one of them. It has universal appeal with masculine woody and musk base notes, yet it has an enchanting fusion of herbs and amber that give it a feminine touch too, including sage, lavender, and orange.

Tobacco Flower:  A masculine masterpiece! It is bold and complex, leading with a top note of leather, tobacco, amber and musk. The middle is a spicy mixture of black tea and pepper, while the base note is aged teakwood with tones of patchouli and sandalwood.

Noir MoonA rich and sultry fragrance with notes of amber, tobacco, and sweet vanilla. This is truly a unique, warm, and delicious scent that includes coriander and spice!  Many say this scent is like a warm hug from Grandma.

 Black SeaIncludes airy, balanced notes. The sweet and salty oceanic accords combine with an undercurrent of amber, vanilla, cardamom, and clove giving it a spicy, masculine finish. 

Teakwood & AmberSpicy and sweet, amber and moss.  This androgynous scent is masculine and feminine at the same time. Bold and complex, leading with spicy top notes of ginger, peppercorn, vanilla and spice. The middle notes of amber, Himalayan salt and aged teakwood blend into the woody, deep base of sandalwood and amber, with the freshness of blood orange.

Foxtrot: Cultivated by our great friend at Foxtrot Woodworks & Designs, Brent Haynes. Saunter through an evergreen forest with an ax wielding lumberjack Cypress and Bayberry meets clean vetiver vibes. This salve has base notes of moss, fir, and eucalyptus. Middle notes of cypress and bayberry blend with rich undertones of citrus, musk, and earthiness. Packed with the power of Patchouli, mint, elemi, fir balsam, geranium, orange, patchouli, and vetiver essential oils that intensify the fresh foliage notes. This is a traditional masculine scent that had broad appeal due to the woodsy scents inspired by nature.

The BotanistThe essence of the outdoors, this aromatic scent has a pleasing mix of fresh cut grass, botanical herbs, Japanese cherry blossoms, and violets.  Its top notes of green grass and bergamot lend to its outdoorsy feel. Soothing lavender and sage elevate the herbal aspect of the scent while a touch of oakmoss in the background adds depth. 

Cactus BlossomCactus flower, white currant and jade are combined to form this luscious scent that is bright and fresh.  This salve was curated to reflect the emergence of spring after a long winter slumber. Sweet agave and water aloe enhance the fresh-cut green leaves and chrysanthemum petals, while base notes of patchouli and jade ground it with a pleasing earthiness. 

Citrus MintRipe, juicy grapefruit and garden-fresh mint are at the forefront of this super refreshing and sophisticated scent.  This salve scent is vibrant, cool, and crisp!   Hints of lavender, apple, rose, and rhubarb add a subtle sweetness, while thyme and bergamot lend a botanical twist to soften the fresh mint and tangy grapefruit high notes.

Bergamot Lime:  This fresh scent features bamboo foliage and green botanicals. The natural, subtle character of it is calming rather than overwhelming. It is a balance between citrus and bergamot essential oil that is well suited for aromatherapy.

Midsummer Rain:  Suggestive and unexpected, Midsummer Rain is a woody, spicy fragrance created to provoke.  Rose and chili pepper create an invigorating retro vibe, while patchouli and cedarwood accentuate this fragrance’s rich sensuality.

Bioluminescent Bae:  An aromatic freshness opens and lingers on the warm, addictive fullness of Cedar and Sandalwood from New Caledonia.  Bioluminescent Bae is an intense, woody, masculine fragrance with notes of musk, ginger, and jasmine that will leave you wanting more.

Egyptian Lotus:  Smoky, incense-filled temples and a passion for rare, precious spices and wood inspire this exotic scent.  Egyptian Lotus embraces you with exotic spices like cardamom, and then exposes its rich and dark blend of sensuality.

Bourbon Vanilla:  Oak-aged bourbon combine gently with Madagascar vanilla bean, hickory, dark amber, and touches of birch wood.  Bourbon Vanilla’s appeal is enhanced with crushed black peppercorns, spicy nutmeg, and golden clove bud.

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