I love beeswax and the furry friends that create it! Made only by honeybees, this versatile and all natural substance has many great uses around the house. I use it in my homemade soaps, homemade candles, and even in a cleaning routine or two!
#1 First things first, use beeswax to make your own candles! My daughters and I make a few each month and they are enjoyed by all. We’ve used all natural beeswax and coconut oil in our candles for years. Use mason jars or simply refill other old candles. Use this recipe.
#2 Use beeswax to prevent rust from forming on your garden and other hand tools. All you have to do is coat the tools in wax prior to storing. A little goes a long way.
#3 Melt beeswax in a large saucepan and coat your granite countertops in a layer of wax! Let it harden, and then scrape off the residue with a fabric scrap.
#4 Clean a scorched iron with a bit of bees wax! This is an all natural alternative to other harsh cleaners.
#5 Diaper rashes are tough on baby AND the parents affected! Give your child some relief with a mixture of bees wax, coconut oil, olive oil, zinc oxide powder, and shea butter. Plus, it’s all natural!
#6 Say goodbye to chapped lips with my favorite recipe for DIY lip balm! Pick up cacao butter, castor oil, vanilla, and a mix of essential oils (cinnamon bark, ginger, and clove) from the store and you can whip up your own chapstick! Use this recipe, that I personally recommend when making your own!
#7 Did you know that you could make homemade jelly beans using beeswax? Who would have thought! Beeswax helps the candies harden and absorb flavor better. I plan on trying this within the next week, and I’ll report back!
#8 Got a drawer that sticks and is hard to pull out? Coat the rails with a thin layer of beeswax and watch it slide easily!
#9 Send invitations, thank you notes, or the occassional letter off with style with a melted beeswax seal. Create a stamp of your own, or pick one up from Michaels!
#10 Combine 1 tablespoon comfrey powder, 1 tablespoon chickweed powder, and 1 pint of olive oil and let it simmer over low heat for two hours. When done, pour two ounces of melted beeswax in with the mixture. Mix well, and pour into individual tins. Break out when an itch treatment is needed for instant relief!