Most Popular Crafts Using Beeswax

Using Beeswax to create your own products means that you are creating items that are free of harsh chemicals and pesticides. Beeswax is the only natural wax and is beneficial to your health in a multitude of ways. Find out what items are popular to craft using Beeswax below.

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles purify the air as they burn, are soot free, and burn for longer than other candles

You will need:

• 1 pound beeswax
• 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
• 1-2 tablespoons essential oil – optional
• Medium cotton wicks –Beeswax needs thicker wicks than other candles
• Jars

How to make:

• Melt the Beeswax over a stove using the double-boiler method, which involves two pans stacked on top of each other, the bottom one contains simmering water, and the top one contains your beeswax. Add any essential oils.
• Attach the wicks inside your empty jars.
• Once melted pour your beeswax into your jars. Keep your wicks straight and set at room temperature.


Beeswax Lip Balm

Beeswax is a natural moisturizer and is perfect to help keep chapped lips at bay. Try out our DIY peppermint lip balm recipe below

You will need:

• 2 tablespoons beeswax
• 2 tablespoons shea butter
• 2 tablespoons coconut oil
• Lots of peppermint essential oil if using
• Lip balm tubes

How to make:

• Using a double-boiler method, melt your beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil. Add in any essential oils.
• Once melted carefully pour into your lip balm containers and allow to set at room temperature.


Beeswax wraps

Beeswax Food Wraps

Reusable food wraps and bags are becoming more popular as people strive to become more eco-friendly. Get creative by making your own using the recipe below

You will need:

• Beeswax pellets
• 100% cotton fabric
• Scissors • Brush
• Parchment paper
• Baking tray

How to make:

• Preheat your oven to 200°F.
• Cut your fabric to size, and make sure it fits on your baking tray.
• Lay parchment paper on your baking tray, place the fabric on top with the right side of the fabric face down.
• Sprinkle Beeswax pellets evenly over the fabric.
• Place everything in the oven for around 6 minutes.
• Once melted use a brush to spread out the beeswax evenly over the whole fabric.
• Let the fabric cool before removing it from the baking tray and hanging up to dry.


Beeswax Lotion Bars

Beeswax is great for your skin, keeping it moisturized and healthy. These little solid bars melt sumptuously when used

You will need:

• 1 cup coconut oil
• 1 cup shea butter
• 4 cups beeswax
• Essential oils (optional)
• Molds

How to make:

• Melt your beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter together using a double-boiler method. Once melted add in any essential oils.
• Pour into your molds. Add dried flowers or biodegradable glitter for extra effect.
• Allow it to harden at room temperature.



Beeswax Crayons

Why not make some eco-friendly crayons to keep the children entertained on a rainy day. This recipe creates 5 1oz crayons

You will need:

• Crayon mold
• 1/2 cup beeswax
• 2 tablespoons cocoa butter
• 6 tablespoons carnauba wax
• 1 teaspoon of 5 different colorings

How to make:

• Melt the beeswax, cocoa butter, and carnauba wax using a double-boiler method
• Add your colors into 5 small containers. Once melted divide the liquid between the 5 colors.
• Stir each color continuously until it cooled slightly, so the color is distributed evenly.
• Once the liquid starts to thicken pour it into your crayon molds and allow it to harden at room temperature.

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