Beeswax is an amazing natural substance that can be used in many ways to improve our lives. Here are many of the benefits and uses of beeswax:
- Beeswax can be used to make a lip balm. You simply need to add some oils like coconut oil and agran oil to make its texture smooth.
- Batiking is a method of fabric dyeing in which the fabric not intended to be dyed is covered with removable wax. The ideal mixture for batik preparation is 30 percent beeswax and 70 percent paraffin, creating the perfect batik wax mixture.
- A nice skin lotion/moisturizer can be made with beeswax. Lock in your skin’s natural moisture with beeswax, and add the antioxidant vitamin E to help protect and repair rough, dry, or chapped skin.
- Making candles is one of the common uses of beeswax. These candles give off a sweet honey smell which can also be used to freshen up a room.
- Beeswax can be used to prevent rust. It can be used to coat things like hand tools, cast iron pieces and shovels to prevent them from rusting out. You can even rub beeswax on the wooden handle of your shovel to help protect against wear and tear.
- If you produce your own cheese, beeswax is the best natural cover for cheeses. If the cheese is wet, you will need to let it dry before applying the hot wax. This is to ensure a proper seal because wax will not adhere to wet surfaces. Beeswax works well for sealing because it has a low melting point.
- Rub beeswax on sliding glass doors, windows or drawers that tend to stick to restore smooth movement. Beeswax is also a fantastic lubricant for oiling very old furniture joints.
- There are many different variations for beeswax crayons, but most use equal weight amounts of beeswax and white bar soap. Beeswax crayons tend to be harder than the soy, giving the ability to add more details to pictures.
- Restore leather boots, shoes, pocketbooks, and more with this basic shoe polish formula. Combine and heat 2 oz of oil and 1/2 oz beeswax until the beeswax is melted. Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 to 1 tsp pigment, adding more for a darker colour.
- Beeswax is used as a remedy for dry hair, to help start and maintain dreadlocks and as a wax for a man’s beard or moustache. Combine & heat equal parts beeswax and coconut oil. Allow to cool and set. Using small portions at a time, work it into the moustache. Comb to style.
- Beeswax can also be used to grease cooking sheets or baking sheets.
- Beeswax is also traditionally used in making Caneles, a small French pastry with a custard centre and a caramelized crust, giving them their crispness and a slight honey flavour.
- An alternative to plastic wrap…..make your own beeswax coated cotton material. The warmth of your hands allows you to mould the beeswax to whatever shape you want and it stays there. When refrigerated it forms a firm cover to protect your leftovers.
- Modelling clay made from beeswax and plant dyes make a natural and non-toxic craft. When warmed in your hands to a soft consistency, beeswax modelling clay easily forms into shapes.
There are unlimited uses and benefits of beeswax! Buy it or make it yourself to incorporate it in your daily routine!