Shoe Pollsh


Learn how to produce your homemade shoe polish for free on Elistatus. Learn useful skills that can help you meet your everyday needs and become self-reliant. Producing shoe polish is very easy and it does not require many materials or so much expertise.

Watch the video tutorial here:

How to make Shoe Polish

Here are some of the materials you will need:

  • Paraffin oil: It is used in the production of various substances. It helps to regulate the texture/thickness of the polish.
  • Paraffin wax
  • Oil-soluble dyestuff: This is the powdered substance that gives the polish its colour. It is important to ensure that the dyestuff is 100% soluble in oil and not water.


  • 1/8 kilogram of Paraffin Oil
  • 1 litre of paraffin oil
  • 1 pack of dyestuff (Oil-soluble) / powdered charcoal


  • Pot
  • Stove/gas/burner
  • Wooden stick
  • Storage containers


  • Place the pot over medium heat and allow it to heat up for some time.
  • Add the paraffin wax.
  • Allow the wax to melt completely then stir the liquid very well.
  • Pour the paraffin oil into the melted wax. Stir the mixture until a smooth and consistent liquid is formed.
  • Add the dyestuff into the liquid.
  • Stir the mixture very well.
  • Pour the mixture into the storage containers and allow it to cool completely.


Here’s another way to go about it


  • 1 litre of Olive oil
  • 125 grams of beewax
  • Black or brown oxide (Powder) / powdered charcoal



  • Burner
  • Pot
  • Spatula
  • Storage container


  • Place the pot over medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil and beewax into the pot.
  • Stir the olive oil into the bee wax as it melts.
  • Stir the mixture thoroughly until it forms a thin and consistent liquid.
  • Add the black or brown oxide to give the polish; the desired colour.
  • Pour the liquid into the storage container and allow it to cool.

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Kofoworola George-Taylor

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