Wise Owl Furniture Salve: Not Just For Furniture!

Wise Owl Furniture Salve? I put this stuff on everything! This salve does wonders in and around my home from all of my appliances to my dog’s paw pads. I’ve put together this guide to help you through what wise owl furniture salve is, how to use it, what scents are available, where to buy it, the ingredients, my review, and some frequently asked questions.

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What is Wise Owl Furniture Salve?

Wise Owl Furniture Salve is an all-natural hemp oil and wax-based salve that renews, deodorizes, nourishes, and protects/seals a huge variety of materials all in one easy step. Despite its name, this furniture salve isn’t only used for furniture, it has endless applications and because of its all-natural non-toxic formula, it’s considered all-purpose.

Not only does it leave various materials with a deep, rich glow, but it also conditions and protects materials like raw wood and leather from water, humidity, and stains. It hides minor scratches on surfaces, removes water damage, clears up foggy headlights, and even seals in chalk paint!

What can Wise Owl Furniture Salve do? So much!

There are so many uses for this salve that the possibilities are endless. Here’s a list of the wonderful things it can help with around your home.

Beautify, shine and restore wood

An incredible all-natural alternative to furniture polish, you can use Wise Owl Furniture Salve to bring out the grain and provide a deep, rich glow to your finished or unfinished wood. 

Natural paint sealant

Much softer and easier to apply than furniture wax to seal and finish painted pieces. Using a natural bristle brush makes for a quicker and more even application.

Revive, soften and protect leather

Soften and revive old dried-up leather. You can even use it to add some water protection to leather outerwear like boots or gloves.

Deodorizes furniture and leather

If you want to remove musty smells from older leather or wood, getting a scented salve will not only eliminate funky smells but replace them with a pleasant scent. The scent may last 3-4 months and disappear over time, but the old smells do not return. The unscented salve also deodorizes.

Scent your home

You can scent the inside of your drawers or even add it to filters or fans around your home to scent the air.

Remove oxidation 

Revitalize tarnished metal, iron, and hardware. Wipe away years of patina and grime. 

Restore outdoor furniture

Bring luster back into outdoor furniture while adding some water resistance. It’s especially great for outdoor or patio furniture as it also repels mosquitos and other bugs.

Add water resistance

Protects against water rings and moisture. You will still need to wipe away spills, but you’ll have more time to do so before damage occurs.

Removes water stains

You can easily remove water-damage stains from stainless steel appliances. Some have even had success removing existing water rings from wood! Simply apply a thick layer on the water ring, let sit overnight and buff out with a clean cloth the next morning. You may need to do it twice.

Food safe

Yes, it’s even food safe! Available in clear unscented for food-grade projects and cutting boards. 

Use in place of WD-40

Silences squeaky door hinges or lubricates drawer tracks. 

Moisturize skin, hair, beard, and nails

The formula is so natural and safe, you can moisturize your skin or remove frizz from your hair while using it. Some even use it on their pets’ paw pads and fur for moisture and door control.

Alternative to mothballs and repels insects

It provides antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, and bactericidal properties. That means protection against mites, mildew, parasites, and pathogens. It even repels insects so you can use it on your car door exterior, deck, around your boat, and more to keep insects away without the chemicals.

Restore and protect plastic finishes

Use on window shutters, faded car bumpers, dashboards, car interiors, leather upholstery,  and foggy headlight covers.

Use Wise Owl Furniture Salve in place of car wax

Refresh your car by brightening up old paint on the exterior. 

Seal, shine and protect granite, marble, quartz

Easily condition your granite, quartz, or marble.

To distress when painting

Great as a barrier when utilizing the “resist method” when painting. Paint will not adhere to salve so you can easily wipe away paint to make distressing in desired areas a breeze. 

How to use Wise Owl Furniture Salve

The application is quite universal but may vary very slightly in specific situations.

Normal application

Generally, you should apply the salve with the Wise Owl Premium 2-inch Palm Brush, let it sit for about 20 minutes, then use a lint-free cloth to easily buff away the excess. 

For water rings, marks and scratches

There are two main approaches. You can apply a thick layer overnight and wipe it away in the morning. Afterwards, if it’s still noticeable, you may apply the salve with a pad of super fine steel wool (grade 0000), leave it on for the standard 20 minutes, and wipe away with a lint-free cloth. 

*results will vary depending on the severity of the damage, wood type, and finish*

Wise owl furniture salve on leather

Usually, the salve absorbs right into the leather depending on how dry the leather is. You can apply, let it sit for 20 minutes, then wipe away excess with a lint-free and dry cloth. This works on all things leather including leather couches. You can sit on the leather again a few hours after using it.

Where can I buy Wise Owl Furniture Salve?

You can find a local store using the website’s store locator tool and searching your address or postal code.

Additionally, you can purchase the salve directly from Wise Owl and have it shipped to your home if you live in the USA, though they tend to sell out of many scents quickly. 

If you want a particular scent that’s sold out or you live in Canada, there are many alternative online stores to purchase from in both the USA & Canada. 

To buy online in the USA, you can purchase from Allure Design & Creations, Gray Day Relics, Creations Redeemed, Sweet Vintage Designs, Elsie Lane Boutique, Rustic Redemption, Ignite Furnishings & Co, or The Salty Lick Mercantile.

To buy Wise owl furniture salves online in Canada, visit Dove and Arrow, W and J Paints, Revival Furniture by Mariola, Trading Post Studio, Atelier des Couleurs, or Brush It Beautiful.

Although Amazon does not have the salve available, you can currently purchase it from Etsy and filter the results to deliver to your location.

Wise Owl Furniture Salve scent descriptions (all 21!)

With so many incredible scents, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Some people loved the effectiveness of the product, but the scent was not a good fit for their palette. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen to you with some detailed scent descriptions.

There are 21 amazing scents: 

Black Sea

Includes 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.  

Citrus Mint

Ripe, 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 adds a subtle sweetness, while thyme and bergamot lend a botanical twist to soften the fresh mint and tangy grapefruit high notes.

The Botanist

The 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.

Bourbon Vanilla (popular)

Oak-aged bourbon combined 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.

Lemon Verbena (popular)

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

White Tea

Quite 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.

Tobacco Flower (popular)

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.

Cactus Blossom

Cactus 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.

Bergamot Lime (popular)

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.


Saunter through an evergreen forest with an axe-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.

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.

Cozy + Currant

A versatile scented holiday-inspired furniture salve with wide appeal. This scent has an alluring balance of spicy and sweet, amber and moss. White currant and zesty lemon peel combine with airy ozone before giving way to a botanical heart of juniper and geranium. There is just a hint of peppermint in the base notes to reinforce the tart freshness of this inviting scent. 

Lavender (popular)

A delicate, sweet smell that is floral, herbal, and evergreen woodsy at the same time. It has soft, powdery, or smokey notes as well. Infused with natural essential oils including Lavender, orange, lemon, and cedarwood.

Noir Moon

A 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.

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.

Tea Tree and Mint (Best for bugs and mosquitos)

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.

Teakwood and Amber (popular)

Spicy 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.

Walk in The Woods

The soft base notes of moss, fir, and mint add a hint of earthy depth and foliage. Middle notes of cypress and bayberry carries the scent of a soft breeze whispering through the evergreens, while notes of bright, fresh citrus breathe the zest of new life. It’s the scent of nature on a beautiful summer day, a true Walk in the Woods.

Unscented Hemp


The all-powerful formula: Wise Owl Salve ingredients 

The wise owl furniture salve is formulated using beeswax, carnauba wax, candelilla wax, hemp seed oil, and coconut oil. Essential oils are added to scented formulas. If you love using hemp seed oil alone but wish it had more shine, then this product is for you. It also provides more water protection than hemp seed oil on its own.

My Wise Owl Furniture Salve review

My personal opinion? It’s incredible! I use it most often on my appliances, my leather couches, my dog’s paw pads, and all my wood furniture. I’ve also used it once to spruce up my car interior and let me tell you – nothing has ever made it look as new as this salve did! 

Even after using stainless steel cleaners and polishes, I couldn’t get rid of the water marks left on my dishwasher and oven. This finally did the trick and it’s now my secret weapon for cleaning stainless steel. 

The only downside in my opinion is that it’s a bit costly, but with its many uses and how natural it is, it’s completely worth it.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What kind of brush is best?

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A 2” natural bristle brush is recommended, but you can also use a lint-free cloth to apply.

Wise owl does sell their own 2” palm brush but you can find great substitutes on Amazon like this Brossum 2” all-natural bristle brush or this 2PC set of natural bristle chalk and wax paint brushes. Rinse new brushes with hot water and let them dry before you use them for the first time.

wise owl 2 inch palm brush

What materials can I safely use Wise Owl Furniture Salve on?

Given how safe this formula is, you can use it on any hard surface including plexiglass. Avoid using the salve on fabrics and clothing.

Is there color to the salve?

No, the salve itself is clear with a slight yellow/green hue but it does not give off any color when applied. Given its richness, it will however deepen the natural color of your item.

Is Wise Owl Furniture Salve food safe?

Yes, the unscented formula is safe for cutting boards, knives, wooden spoons, and other items that may come into contact with food.

Why not use hemp oil?

Hemp seed oil does not give off the same amount of shine as this salve does, nor does it offer as much water protection. Hemp seed oil is great on its own, but the results are different. 

What’s the texture like?

The texture of the salve is softer than butter to allow for easier application. Using a small natural bristle brush is recommended.


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