Josh Rivera, who tunes handpans at Saraz, extensively researched oils, waxes and rust preventatives in 2016. After months of testing and dozens of experimental batches, he has developed Pure Sound Pan Wax specifically for the Saraz. If you are a player that is looking for the purest sound possible in your Saraz while also achieving rust protection, then we recommend this product over any other oil based product that we have seen. It requires more effort to apply than Froglube because it is a wax based paste where as Froglube is an oil, however it has virtually no effect on the sound of a Saraz where as Froglube typically shortens the sustain by about 1 second as well as dampens many of the higher frequencies associated with “brightness”. You can find a demonstration video of Josh applying the wax HERE.

We currently only recommend Pure Sound Pan Wax for the Saraz because it has not been tested across many other brands.  If you test it on a different brand of Handpan, please email us with feedback about your experience. If you do not prefer the product or effect, it can be removed with rubbing alcohol. A tin of Pure Sound Pan Wax is now included with each Saraz. Additional 0.5 oz tins are $6.  If you would like to order, please CONTACT US.


froglube 4 oz bottle, 1.5 oz squeeze tube and wipes

FROGLUBE® is a cutting edge biodegradable lubricant made from “USDA Certified Food-Grade” ingredients. It is a non-toxic substance that dissolves carbon on contact. It has a heavy specific gravity, which enables it to ‘season’ the metal by absorption deep into the pores. Using FROGLUBE® results in a durable dry slick wax-like surface that reduces friction, eliminates fouling, and destroys rust. FROGLUBE® is safe for plastic, urethane, nylon, and wood. It is a biodegradable lubricant and protectant that contains no petroleum or water. FROGLUBE® is non-hazardous in every way and has a pleasant mint smell.

FROGLUBE® liquid 8 oz. bottle is $32.99. Froglube liquid 4 oz. bottle is $18.99. Froglube liquid 1.5 oz. squeeze tube is $14.99. A five pack of wipes in a resealable package is $9.99.


ballistol wipes and 4 oz can

For more than a hundred years, consumers have trusted Ballistol to lubricate, penetrate, clean, protect, and preserve their metal surfaces, leather gear, wood, plastic, rubber, and more without contaminating the environment. Ballistol is biodegradable, and neither its use nor its disposal will pollute our air or water.  Its natural decomposition will not produce byproducts that are harmful to the environment. Ballistol is non-carcinogenic and skin safe.

A little bit of Ballistol goes a long way. Using too much can and will muffle the instrument. We do not recommend Ballistol on the Saraz for this reason, however some players prefer this product for more bright and longer sustaining instruments specifically because of its dampening properties. If you use to much and do not like it, the excess can be cleaned off with rubbing alcohol.

Ballistol liquid is available in the 4 oz (non aerosol) can for $11.
A ten pack of individually packaged Ballistol wipes is available for $10.

For more information about Froglube and Ballistol, please see our review of each product.

Shipping and handling in the continental USA for any of these products is $4.00. Please contact for a shipping quote to anywhere else.
There is no additional shipping charge when these items are purchased with a Saraz.
To purchase Froglube or Ballistol, please visit:

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