RSS Feed
Email this article
Printer friendly page

Ask Rick A Question


Beeswax Recipes


Summary: Beeswax is extremely useful for products around the home. Here are some beeswax recipes to make your own personalized beeswax products

Beeswax is a great substance to use when making items to use around your home. I know you are dying to know what makes this stuff so unique and why you should bother buying or making beeswax products.

First off, beeswax is impervious to mildew. If you use beeswax soap and forget to scrub your shower every week, you won't have to deal with grimy, germy soap scum. Do you have any idea how important this is to college undergrads and their parents?

Secondly, beeswax is impenetrable to water. This means it will break down less easily than other non-waterproof substances. If you have a teenaged son

Beeswaxperfume-passion.jpg
Beeswax solid perfume

at home you can save a fortune on soap. This is good stuff I'm giving you. I mean, it's not like you are paying for this information. But, just because I'm a good sport, I'll give you some more beeswax ideas that you can use around your home.

You can add your favorite scented oils to beeswax for a great fragrance, or leave the products naturally scented to enjoy the sweet honey smell. Even if you are not into arts and crafts, making these beeswax products is definitely fun! Note, that if you try to heat beeswax, you need to use a double boiler because beeswax is extremely flammable. Never melt beeswax in a microwave oven because it could ignite.

Here's a recipe for beeswax moisturizing vitamin E cream to use on your skin. This is  especially good on rough, dry areas and it's gentel enough to even use on your face.

Ingredients
1 ounce beeswax
4 ounces of sweet almond oil
10 drops of vitamin E oil
2 ounces of water
10 drops of lavender essential oil or other scented oil that you like

  1. Take out your double boiler and make sure you dust it off from the last time you used it.
  2. Combine the sweet almond oil and beeswax in the double boiler and heat until melted.
  3. Remove the double boiler from heat.
  4. Add water and stir until well mixed.
  5. Mix in the lavender essential oil and vitamin E oil. Stir for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the mixture has cooled.
  6. Pour the mixture into a bottle or jar that you would like to store it in.
  7. Allow the lotion to cool for a few hours.
  8. Apply to hands and see the wonderful powers of beeswax on dry skin.

 

Beeswax_jelly.jpg
Beeswax Petroleum Jelly

Here's one for beeswax petroleum jelly. Great for chapped lips.

Ingredients
1 ounce beeswax
½ cup of mineral or baby oil

  1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
  2. Carefully stir in the mineral or baby oil until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Remove from heat and allow cooling for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Stir mixture again to ensure evenness.
  5. Pour into a jar or container of your choice.
  6. Apply to lips for great protection from the sun or wind.

 

How about a beeswax lotion bar? If you do not want to make beeswax lotion in a jar or bottle, another great option is to make a beeswax lotion bar. It has the same qualities as regular beeswax lotion, but you can mold it into fun shapes.

Ingredients
3 ounces beeswax
3 ounces sweet almond oil
2 ounces cocoa butter

  1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
  2. Carefully stir in the sweet almond oil and cocoa butter until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Remove from heat and allow cooling for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Stir mixture again to ensure evenness.
  5. Mold into the shape of your choice. Now you can put your creative genius to work! I suggest using a cookie cutter to make the perfect shape.
  6. Allow the bar to harden for at least 24 hours.
  7. Use your new beeswax lotion bar in the shower or when washing your hands and never worry about dry skin again.

 

Need a salve to ease itching? Let's say you went out camping with your family and unfortunately made contact with poison ivy or poison oak. Not to worry. This salve will help ease the itching of your rash.

Ingredients
2 ounces beeswax
1 pint sweet olive oil
1 tablespoon comfrey powder
1 tablespoon chickweed powder

  1. Mix the chickweed powder, comfrey powder, and sweet olive oil in a double boiler. Simmer for 3 hours. You might want to wear a pair of gloves while you are waiting to avoid scratching at your poison ivy/oak rash.
  2. Add the beeswax to the mixture and allow it to melt.
  3. Remove from heat and allow cooling for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Stir mixture to ensure evenness.
  5. Pour into the jar or bottle of your choice. Allow it to harden for another hour or so.
  6. Apply to your itchy skin.

 

Got a hot date and need to draw men like bees to honey? Here's a  beeswax solid perfume you can make. This is a great present for your loved ones because it is made from scratch, so it comes from the heart.

Ingredients
2 parts white beeswax
3 parts sweet almond oil
1 part cosmetic fragrance oil of your preference

  • Heat the beeswax in a double boiler until melted.
  • Carefully stir in the sweet almond oil and cosmetic fragrance oil until thoroughly mixed.
  • Remove from heat and allow cooling for at least 10 minutes.
  • Stir mixture again to ensure evenness.
  • Pour into a nice colorful container or mold into a bar.
  • Allow cooling for at least 24 hours.
  • Wrap up the solid perfume in a nice bow and you can give it away as a nice present.

Try these and look for more beeswax ideas on this website.





Ask Rick A Question

Comments

Ginger
16 Nov 2009, 00:41
Thank you for the recipes. These make lovely gift items. I also have a recipe using propolis.
shannah
07 Mar 2010, 00:23
Do you know fun things to do with paraffin in place of beeswax. How much would this change recipes if I use paraffin in place of beeswax. I need as many uses, products etc to do with it. Let me know if you know of something. The reason is that paraffin is easy to find in the canning section at market and affordable as were as beeswax is just not available exept in tiny amounts for a lot of money at craft stores.
neil gibson
05 Jun 2010, 03:51
looking for recipe for using beeswax and eucalyptus oil for cleaning leather shoes and vinyl coverings
Jan Spicer
21 Jan 2011, 08:48
I have a douvle boiler but a gas hob is it safe to melt bees wax using a gas hob?

thanks
Ask the Exterminator
21 Jan 2011, 11:50
It's a gas flame. I would certainly think so.
WindStar
07 Jul 2011, 16:39
Try Glory Bee in Eugene OR.for less expensive wax. They have a lot of bee's wax products and an on line catalog.
Lana Tolman
30 Oct 2011, 19:10
Can you use beeswax like you would paraffin in a warmer for your hands and feet and then peel it off after it hardens?
Paulette
03 May 2012, 14:18
I would also like to know if you can use beeswax like paraffin in a warmer for hands and feet and then peel it off after it hardens?
Waxer
29 Jun 2012, 04:24
Hi-
I can i use beeswax for waxing unwanted hair? i have the beeswax in capsules but after melting it, it won't stick and let me peel it off? is there a special preparation required?
Laura Beauman
14 Feb 2014, 16:33
Can parrafin be used instead of bees wax in lotion bars?
*Name:
Email:
Notify me about new comments on this page
Hide my email
The box below is for visitor comments! Questions posted in this box may not be answered by Ask the Exterminator. For quickest response click on the "Ask the Exterminator a Question" link at top of this page.
*Text:
Security Image:

Visual CAPTCHA


 






Categories: