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Bees Wax


Summary: Beeswax is Nature's all-purpose product. Here are some beeswax recipes for you to enjoy. You may want to stock up on beeswax because you are going to want to make all of these crafty items.

Do you love the smell of honey? Are you looking for a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon? Then I suggest making beeswax products. They are very simple to make and relatively inexpensive. Plus, they have a great natural honey scent. So, if you have an hour to spare, then have fun making your own beeswax products.

To get started the first thing you need to purchase is the raw beeswax. You may find sheets of beeswax sold in certain grocery stores. Blocks of raw beeswax or bags of beeswax pellets can be purchased on-line from numerous sellers, or you can look up local beekeepers to purchase their stocks. Some retail crafts shops like A.C. Moore or Ben Franklin Crafts sell beeswax supplies in blocks or packages of beads.

These are just a very few recipes for making useful beeswax products.

Beeswax Shoe Polish
This polish is a great product to use to shine your shoes.

Ingredients
1 ounce beeswax
1 ounce tin oxide powder
1 ounce aluminum oxide powder
1 ounce petroleum jelly

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. Carefully add the petroleum jelly.
3. Stir thoroughly until melted.
4. Remove from heat.
5. Mix in the powders and stir until the mixture is smooth.
6. Allow cooling for at least 30 minutes.
7. Apply to your shoes for a great natural shine!

Beeswax Dare to Dust Mixture
Try this beeswax recipe to get cleaner surfaces around your home. You will be amazed at how well it works.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon beeswax
2 cups turpentine
2 tablespoons mineral oil

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. Carefully add the mineral oil.
3. Stir thoroughly until melted.
4. Remove from heat.
5. Mix in the turpentine and stir until the mixture is smooth.
6. Allow cooling for at least 30 minutes.
7. Dip a rag or cloth that you use for dusting into the mixture. Wring it out and lay it flat on a tabletop or countertop.
8. Allow the rag/cloth to dry. Now you are ready to dust your home and make it cleaner than ever.

Beeswax Furniture Paste
This paste is great for use on your furniture to keep it looking new. It even works on zippers.

Ingredients
1 ounce beeswax
1 ounce linseed oil
1 ounce turpentine

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. Carefully add the linseed oil.
3. Stir thoroughly until melted.
4. Remove from heat.
5. Mix in the turpentine and stir until the mixture is smooth.
6. Allow cooling for at least 30 minutes.
7. Apply to furniture to protect it. Reapply once a month for extra protection.

Beeswax Furniture Cream
The furniture cream is an alternative to the beeswax furniture paste. Works like a charm.

Ingredients
6 ounces beeswax
1 ½ pints turpentine
1 ounce soap flakes
1 pint water

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. Carefully add the turpentine.
3. Stir thoroughly until melted.
4. Remove from heat.
5. In a separate pot, heat the water until it is boiling. Make sure that the water is heated separately from the beeswax because it could ignite if heated to a boil.
6. Add the soap flakes into the water and stir until they dissolve.
7. Remove from heat.
8. Allow at least 30 minutes for both mixtures to cool.
9. Add the soapy water to the wax-turpentine mix. If you would like a thicker cream, only add a small amount of the soapy water. If you would like a thinner cream, add all of the soapy water.
10. Stir until smooth.
11. Allow at least 24 hours for the cream to cool and apply to furniture for a great shield against scratches and nicks.

Cream Soda Beeswax Lip Balm
If you love the taste of cream soda, this lip balm is as close to the real thing as you can get.

Ingredients
½ tablespoon beeswax
1 teaspoon coconut oil
½ tablespoon cocoa butter
1 teaspoon Bavarian cream flavoring

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. Carefully add the oil, butter, and flavoring.
3. Stir thoroughly until melted.
4. Remove from heat and allow cooling for at least 30 minutes.
5. Using a funnel, pour the mixture into a small container.
6. Apply to lips for a flavorful new creation.



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