The older I get, the fewer 1-use things I want in my home. Mineral oil can be used in the garden and on your skin; beeswax has many home uses. Mixed together in the right proportion and with gentle heat, I can make a cheap and quick substance that’s great for using on wood.
Both beeswax and mineral oil can be used on items intended for food use: cutting boards, platters, plates. It puts a gorgeous finish on wood that leaves no greasy after-effect once cured (a day). It’s also a good lubricant for pieces that move next to each other (the lid and inner corners of the box).
I’ve finished a wood shuttle with a spray sealer and another with the wax/oil mix. I much prefer the feel of the wax/oil. The richness of the wood seems greater with the wax/oil. The mix proportion I found via internet search was a bit too rich in the wax for my preference, so I added a bit more oil. Can’t do that with a commercial mix!