Beeswax Uses: 20 Things to Make with Beeswax
Beeswax uses I can’t live without! Here are twenty things to make with beeswax for the skin and home with step-by-step instructions.
If there’s an ancestor to all waxes it would without a doubt be beeswax. Dating all the way back to ancient Egypt, beeswax has been lighting dark nights for nearly 5,000 years. Since then, it has gained a multitude of uses, including the very first plastic, and later being used for furniture polish. Less commonly known, beeswax has also been used artistically in encaustic paintings.
Today, beeswax can most commonly be found in products such as cosmetics. Being an organic compound has also made it popular amongst natural ways of living as its multiple uses make it a great replacement for common chemicals. For example, petrolatum. Found in items such as hand cream, it is a byproduct of petroleum. Yes, you read that right, petroleum. Such store-bought creams and lotions, while perhaps easiest to obtain, are not worth the risks.
These creative beeswax uses will teach you how to effortlessly ditch chemicals for a better, worry-free way of living.
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What can I make with beeswax?
The available uses and DIYs for beeswax are seemingly endless, and there are always people willing to put in the work to find new uses for beeswax. Most regularly you’ll find beeswax in use in cosmetics as it makes a protective layer on the skin and is a natural exfoliant.
In the home, beeswax makes an excellent replacement for paraffin wax when it comes to candles. Apart from that, you can also use beeswax for furniture polish, leaf dipping, non-toxic crayons, wax wraps, and even more.
Related To: Wax Types
What kind of beeswax should I use?
Typically there are three main types of beeswax: yellow, white, and beeswax absolute. Simply put, yellow beeswax is the core form of beeswax, both other types are derived from it. The type of beeswax you need may also be dependent upon what project you’re making.
Another thing that you should be cautious of is who you buy your beeswax from. Amazon is a great supplier for just about anything, beeswax included, but be careful to check where your beeswax is coming from. I once got duped buying beeswax, I opened the box once it arrived and the whole box smelled like tires (Yuck!). My nose knew it wasn’t 100% percent beeswax and instead it was a cheap blend of paraffin and beeswax.
To give you a leg up, these are each great sources for beeswax:
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Are you ready? Let’s pull out our beeswax supplies and get to some DIY!
Beeswax Uses: 20 Creative Ways to Use Beeswax
Are you ready to effortlessly ditch chemicals for better, worry-free beeswax? These creative beeswax uses will teach you how to use beeswax for the skin, home decor, cleaning, and more with step-by-step instructions.
1. Moisturizing Face Mask
There’s no doubt about the popularity of face masks. However, not many face masks last long enough to actually keep the moisture in your skin. You may find yourself waking up with dry skin no matter how much skincare you do the night before. This moisturizing overnight face mask made with white beeswax pellets is the perfect solution to that problem!
2. The Best Beeswax Wraps
Made of all-natural ingredients this eco-friendly beeswax wrap DIY is a must that will save you both time and money. When compared to the hassle of plastic or cling wrap that leaves food sweating and collecting beads of moisture, these reusable wraps are a no-brainer.
3. Homemade Wrinkle Remover Cream
We’ve all been there, you wake up one day and look in the mirror and see it- a fine line. When it comes to most anti-aging creams there are more harmful chemicals than we care to count. Luckily though, this homemade wrinkle cream takes beeswax use to a new level, keeping your mind guilt-free in the process.
4. Beeswax Leaf Dipping DIY
No matter what the current season is, it’s always a fun change of pace to switch things up in home decor. This beeswax leaf dipping DIY allows you to swap out fake leaves for real ones. Preserving the leaves this way allows them to maintain their beautiful color, and it can also be a great project for your kids to help with too!
5. DIY Tinted Lip Balm
If you’ve been looking to ditch the chemically toxic lipstick, but haven’t found a solution to still getting beautiful and tinted lips without store-bought lip tints, try this DIY tinted lip balm recipe. It uses all-natural ingredients to soften and shade your lips.
6. Rolled Beeswax Candle
If you’ve already tried your hand at candlemaking, beeswax candles are probably very familiar to you. If you haven’t yet tried it, there’s no time like the present! This rolled beeswax candle is the hassle-free way to make tall beeswax candles that last with sheets of beeswax.
7. Juniper Spice Beard Balm
This terrific beard balm is perfect for that bearded person in your life. There doesn’t seem to be a ton of truly all-natural cosmetic products for men out there, but this juniper spice beard balm is made of herbs and smells fantastic!
8. Hydrating Aloe Vera Face Cream
Love using aloe vera cream but can’t find an all-natural version? Look no further! This recipe for a homemade aloe vera face cream quenches the thirst in your skin and improves oil production. And it’s so much better than store-bought!!
9. DIY Beeswax Tea Light Candles
There’s no denying the charm of tea light candles is bigger than their size. Casting a magical glow wherever they’re lit, these lovely beeswax tea light candles are a perfect fit for any tea light need!
10. Wood Cutting Board Care
As I mentioned earlier, one of the many uses of beeswax is for a natural wood polish. That fact doesn’t apply to just furniture; by the way, beeswax also makes for a great wood cutting board care product!
11. Natural Lavender Body Balm
There’s almost nothing more soothing in the world of natural herbs than lavender. This lavender body balm made with beeswax bars is perfect for softening the skin or helping you doze into a peaceful slumber. Not to mention this super easy DIY can be made in less than half an hour!
12. DIY Terracotta Candles
If you’re getting bored with the everyday style of candle making, then don’t be afraid to change it up. You can make these DIY terracotta candles time and time again without breaking the bank. A money and time saver? Yes, please!
13. DIY Massage Bar
Who doesn’t love a good massage? Now, what if I told you that this DIY massage bar could make one available at any time? Well, that’s exactly what this homemade lotion can do, made with beeswax pastilles! This massage bar has, without a doubt, become a must-have in my house.
14. Honey Hand Balm
In need of a good hand balm to help with dry hands? This honey hand balm leaves your hands soft and sweet-smelling. If you feel like you’ve tried everything to cure dry hands and nothing works, this is the hand balm you’ve been looking for.
15. Herb Candle Wax Melts
If you’re not ready to delve into candle making just yet, these herb candle wax melts are a perfect place to start! They’re quick, cheap, and the results are beautiful!
16. Cracked Heel Balm Stick
If you’re like me and love to go barefoot whenever you can, perhaps you’re familiar with the feeling of cracked heels. Yeah, not fun. Finally, though, I’ve found the ultimate solution in this cracked heel balm stick!
17. Beeswax Crayons
Although the word “non-toxic” is printed on every label of a Crayola crayon (let’s be honest, it’s just a technicality as the main ingredient is paraffin wax), I’ve always been suspicious of companies that hide the ingredients in their products. Ditch store-bought crayons and put your mind at ease with these easy-to-make beeswax crayons.
18. Scented Beeswax Candles
Simplicity is always best, but if you’re looking for a DIY beeswax candle, you can add your own scent to, search no further than this scented beeswax candle recipe that will have you obsessed with candle making!
19. Pet Paw Balm
You’ve heard of hand balm, but it’s only fair our furry friends get a balm, too, right? This 3 ingredient pet paw balm (try saying that three times fast), is perfectly safe for pets and will leave their paws soft and rejuvenated!
20. Solid Perfume
It’s no secret these days that the toxic chemicals found in perfume are bad for you in a laundry list of ways. Thankfully though, beeswax has once again been put to amazing use to create healthy and safe solid perfume.
There you have it! The great possibilities of beeswax are endless, and there’s no time like the present to have fun with it! So get to it and create to your heart’s content.
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