River rocks and beach pebbles look beautiful when they’re wet but dull when they’re dry. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to give your gathered rocks that shiny wet look with a natural oil finish.
- gathered river rocks, beach pebbles, sea glass or sea shells
* I used jojoba oil. Jojoba oil, which is actually a liquid wax, doesn’t become rancid like other vegetable oils.
Wash the rocks with soap and water and let them dry. Then oil the river rocks with jojoba oil or cooking oil to give them back their wet look.
After some minutes wipe off excess oil.
Now the river rocks are more colorful and shiny.
After some weeks or month it’s usually necessary to re-oil the stones.
If you decide later you don’t want shiny river rocks, you can wash off the oil with soap and water.
Here you’ll find my tutorial How to renew Wooden Cooking Utensils with Oil.