Beeswax Recipes

Ever wonder what to do with those leftover beeswax candle stubs and scrap? Turn them into useful household products that not only will save money, but most likely be far superior to equivalent commercial products.


The following recipes all use beeswax. For each recipe, safely melt the beeswax gently in a double boiler. Do not use a microwave oven since the wax could reach the flash point and ignite. Do not cover the wax when using water to heat. Otherwise, water could condense on the lid and eventually get into the wax.

 

Lip Balm
Ingredients:
  • 1tblsp beeswax
  • 2 tblsp coconut oil
  • 2 capsules vitamin E
 
Lip Gloss
Ingredients:
  • 1tblsp beeswax
  • 1 tblsp sweet almond or coconut oil
  • 4 drops esential oil (orange, lemon, mint,....)
 
Bare Wood Finish
Ingredients:
  • 1lb beeswax
  • 1 pint turpentine
  • 1 pint boiled linseed oil
  • Apply with soft cloth, dry, then buff with wool
 
Wood Furniture Polish
Ingredients:
  • 1ounce beeswax
  • 1 pint turpentine
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ounce soap flakes
 
Petroleum Jelly
Ingredients:
  • 1ounce beeswax
  • 1/2 cup mineral oil (or baby oil)
 
Hand Lotion
Ingredients:
  • 1parts beeswax
  • 4 parts olive oil (add a little coconut oil)
 
All Purpose Skin Cream
Ingredients:
  • 3 ounces beeswax
  • 2/3 cup mineral oil or baby oil
  • 4 ounces lanolin
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp borax
  • few drops of you favorite fragrant oil
 
Antiseptic Balm
Ingredients:
  • 2 ounces beeswax
  • 1 ounce Jojoba oil
  • 3 ounces sweet almond oil
  • 1tblsp wheatgerm oil
  • 1 tblsp myrrh essential oil
  • 1 tblsp tea tree essential oil
 
Herbal Salve
Ingredients:
  • 2 ounces beeswax
  • 1 ounce Jojoba oil
  • 3 ounces sweet almond oil
  • 1/2 ounce canola oil
  • 2 tblsp essential oil of your choice
 
Moisturizing Cream
Ingredients:
  • 1ounce beeswax
  • 4 ounces sweet almond oil
  • 2 ounces water
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 1 tsp lavender essential oil