Propolis, a plant resin collected by honey-bees, makes paints and oils smoother and longer-lasting, and lends to them an agreeable aroma. With its disinfecting effect, propolis prevents bacterial or fungal attack without displaying physiologically questionable side effects. Ideal for treating wooden parts that contact the skin, such as cooking utensils, breadboards, sauna and bath furniture, and childrens toys. The resin offered may either be directly dissolved in paintwork or oil or be further processed with high-percentage spirits in a liquid concentration. Recipes are enclosed.