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Beeswax Uses


Summary: If you happen to have some extra beeswax lying around your home, you can put it to good use. Get in touch with your creative side by making some beeswax arts and crafts.

Looking for more beeswax recipes? You have come to the right place. We have compiled some of the most unique products containing beeswax and the recipes on how to make them. So gather up your worker-bee children for an afternoon of fun beeswax activities.

Salve to Ease Joint Pain
Do your joints ach with changing weather. We've got a soothing salve to relieve minor joint aches.

Ingredients
1 ounce beeswax
3 ounces emu oil
½ ounce mango butter
½ ounce menthol crystals
1 ounce kiwi fruit seed oil
5-10 drops German chamomile essential oil
1-2 ounces of essential oil of your preference

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. In a separate pot, heat the kiwi and emu oils over low heat. Add the mango butter and heat until melted.
3. Mix in the menthol crystals and stir thoroughly until melted.
4. Carefully stir in the melted beeswax.
5. Add essential oils. If you do not want the salve to be artificially scented, only add the German chamomile essential oil. You can enjoy the sweet honey smell of your salve this way!
6. Stir mixture thoroughly to ensure evenness.
7. Pour into a bottle or jar of your choice.
8. Allow cooling for at least 24 hours.
9. Apply to achy joints and feel the soothing power of beeswax.

Moisturizing Lip Balm
Here's a product that is great for dry, chapped lips! Add essential oils for an even better fragrance.

Ingredients
½ ounce beeswax pellets or shaved beeswax
1 ounce emu oil
1 ounce avocado oil
1 ounce sweet almond oil
2 drops tea tree essential oil
3 drops lime essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. Carefully add the emu and avocado oils over low heat.
3. Stir thoroughly until melted.
4. Add essential oils.
5. Stir mixture thoroughly to ensure evenness.
6. Pour into a few small containers of your choice. A funnel will help with this step.
7. Allow cooling for at least 24 hours.
8. Apply to chapped lips. Now you never have to worry about dry lips again!

Apple-Cinnamon Sachet
Homemade potpourri makes a fantastic gift. The scent will last for months. It's the gift that keeps on giving all year long.

Ingredients
1 ½ ounce beeswax
1 ½ cup ground cinnamon (You can also use nutmeg if you prefer.)
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon of essential oil of your preference

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. Carefully add the applesauce.
3. Stir thoroughly until melted and well mixed.
4. Stir in the cinnamon/nutmeg and essential oil.
5. Remove from heat and allow cooling.
6. After the mixture has cooled sufficiently, remove it from the double boiler. Spread it out and knead it until it is soft.
7. Roll the mixture out with a rolling pin until it is flat.
8. Mold the dough into shapes of your choice.
9. Place the shapes on cardboard and allow hardening for at least three days.
10. Place your scented potpourri shapes into nice tins or other containers. Wrap them with a bow and they are ready to be given away as gifts! Your friends and family members will be very impressed.

Waterproof Your Leather Items
This fantastic beeswax recipe will help keep your leather products looking as good as new by protecting them from water damage.

Ingredients
4 ounces beeswax
1 pint vegetable oil
4 ounces rosin/resin (can be purchased at a dance or music store)

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. Carefully add the vegetable oil and rosin.
3. Stir thoroughly until melted.
4. Remove from heat and allow cooling for at least 5-10 minutes.
5. Apply to your leather furniture or other leather items while the mixture is still warm.

Wax Crayon Pastels
These crayons can be any shade that you desire and are safe enough for your children to use.

Ingredients
1 ounce beeswax
1 ounce grated soap
Concentrated food coloring

1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
2. Carefully add the grated soap.
3. Stir thoroughly until melted.
4. Add the food coloring drop by drop until it is the shade that you desire.
5. Pour the mixture into foil molds that are lubricated.
6. Allow cooling for at least 24 hours before your children can use them. Now they can become Picasso with the crafty crayons you have made for them.



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