6 Creative Ways to Use Beeswax

14 Dec

Honey bees work hard to produce the golden goodness that is beeswax, using their glands to convert sugar from honey into sustainable wax, which is then chewed up and used to mold into their well known honey combs. Many products we use today contain beeswax; it is usually used as a natural base for a wide variety of products on store shelves that you may not have even known about.

6 Creative Ways to Use Beeswax

 

We have gathered the perfect list for some easy DIY recipes and great uses for beeswax  that can save money and avoid those chemicals you can’t even pronounce.

Lip Balm

What you’ll need

  • 2 Tbsp of beeswax
  • 1 Tbsp of Coconut oil
  • Essential oil for fragrance (optional)

Use a double boiler on low heat and melt down the beeswax. Then carefully add the coconut oil and stir together. Store mixture in containers before it cools. (If you don’t have a double boiler that’s fine too, you can easily fill a small pot with water and place a mason jar in the middle and boom: homemade double boiler.)

Furniture Polish

What you’ll need

  • 3 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp of beeswax
  • 1 Tsp of any scented essential oil of your choice, like lemon

Double boil the beeswax until melted on low heat. Add oils. Mix and remove from heat. Store in a tight container. Use a cloth or small towel to polish.

Hand Lotion

What you’ll need

  • 1 part beeswax
  • 1 part vitamin E
  • 3 parts olive oil
  • Essential oil for fragrance (optional)
  • Add coconut oil until you have reached desired consistency

Double boil it all together on a low heat. Place in a jar to set. Couldn’t be easier!

Hair Conditioning Pomade

What you’ll need

  • Beeswax
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Castor oil
  • Essential oil for fragrance (optional)

Crank up the double boiler and get these ingredients incorporated. Then store in jar or other container. All of these oils and wax have many benefits for your hair. Just don’t over do it with the beeswax — it can be hard to wash out!

If you are looking for a natural hair glue alternative, beeswax is the way to go; just add more beeswax to this mixture.

Household Lubricant

Instead of reaching for the WD-40, rub beeswax on hinges and sliding doors to keep it smooth and noise free.

Envelope Seal

This is a cool and classy way to send out invitations! Get a nice wax seal stamp and add food coloring to the melted wax to give it your own personal touch.

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