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Beeswax Recipes

Beeswax has a variety of uses other then making candles! Whether you are using our beeswax blocks or you have candle scraps & stubs after your candles have burned down, you can easily us the wax to create useful useful, natural and high-quality products. Here are some of our favorite beeswax recipes below.

Lip Balm

A easy and fun recipe, also a great project with kids!


To make a lip balm, melt together the following ingredients and pour into a container or jar to cool:

  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp beeswax
  • 1 vitamin E capsule

 

You can create unlimited variations by using more or less ingredients, the addition of other moisturizers or some essential oils.

Some of our favorites are adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil or for a more summer balm, a few drops of orange or lemon essential oils.

You can use the candy flavoring oils to be found in the candy making shops for the kids!

Rosemary Cream

Rosemary Cream is a wonderful and natural makeup remover, useful for all skin types except oily skin.

 

To make Rosemary Cream, start by melting the following in a double-boiler, or microwaving in a Pyrex bowl:

 

• 12g beeswax
• 15g emulsifying wax
• 1 tablespoon (thick) coconut oil
• 100ml olive oil

 

Once melted together, remove from heat and in separate Pryex bowl mix:

• 2 tablespoons water
• 1/4 teaspoon borax
• 1 tablespoon rosewater

 

Heat the water and mix the ingredients in a Pyrex bowl until the borax is dissolved.

 

Once Borax is dissolved, slowly add this mixture to the first mixture with the oils, and  stir constantly till almost cool.

When the mixutre is lukewarm (below 45C) add 5 drops of essential oil of your choice. We love rose geranium for general skin care!


If the essential oil is added above 45C it will vaporize & you will loose the therapeutic qualities as well as most of the fragrance.

Store in a sterilized glass jar. The Rosemary Cream will keep without refrigeration for about 1 month.

Beeswax Polish

Beeswax furniture polish with its soft, satin shine is considered the ultimate in wood care, perfect for antiques.

 

To make beeswax polish, gather the following ingredients and melt together in a double-boiler on high:

  • 4 ounces (weight) beeswax
    2 tablespoons carnauba wax

 

Once melted together, remove from the heat and stir in the following:

  • 2 1/2 cups of mineral spirits (or odorless turpentine) 

Once cooled, it’s ready for use!

 

To apply, use a clean cloth and a little of the polish on the surface, rubbing in small circles. When the cloth becomes dirty, turn the cloth or move to a different part of the rag.

Once the polish has dried, buff with a clean cloth.

Leather Waterproofing

Get ready for winter with leather water-proofing wax, it’s safe on most leathers and easy to make!

 

Start by gather the following ingredients and slowly melt together in a double-boiler:

  • 4 oz. beeswax
  • 4 oz. resin or rosin (from a music store)
  • 1 pint vegetable oil

Once melted together, remove from the heat and let cool. where it will be ready for use.

To apply, use a clean cloth and a little of the polish on the surface, rubbing in small circles. When the cloth becomes dirty, turn the cloth or move to a different part of the rag.

Once the polish has dried, buff with a clean cloth.