River rocks and beach pebbles look beautiful when wet but dull when dry. In this tutorial I show you how to give your gathered rocks that shiny wet look with a natural oil finish.
How To Make River Rocks Shiny With Oil
- 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.
Wipe Off Excess Oil
After some minutes wipe off excess oil. Now the river rocks are more colorful and shiny.
After a couple of weeks or months it’s usually necessary to re-oil the stones.
By the way, if you decide later that you don’t want shiny river rocks, just wash off the oil with soap and water!
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