Visitors at our Honey House discover raw beeswax on our shelves and often ask what to do with beeswax. We gathered this list of what to do with beeswax shortly after we worked on the great beeswax filtering project at our Honey House. I can’t say that this was the most graceful of projects at the Honey House and our processes changed since that great day so that our wax is in better shape when we start. Live and learn.
This past season our bees not only gave us great honey, but also gifted us with about fifteen (or so) pounds of raw beeswax. We filter our beeswax by hand at the Honey House we put that beeswax to use in our beeswax candles. All of our soy blend candles contain at least a small percentage of raw beeswax from our hives. We’ve also made raw beeswax available to our customers. There are many amazing uses for our yellow, all natural beeswax that are a little unusual.
- Wood polish. A mixture of beeswax and essential oils make for a great all natural wood furniture and floor polish.
- Home Improvement. Around the home, beeswax has a number of uses. It can work as a natural lubricant for stuck doors, windows and nails. It can be used to treat tools to prevent rusting, as the wax acts as a waterproof coating. Which brings me too another great use…
- Waterproofing Shoes. There are numerous diy tutorials out there that teach you how to waterproof your leather and canvas shoes with beeswax with beeswax and a blow dryer. . My main tip though is to do a small test patch before treating the entire shoe.
- Beeswax Crayons. Try making do-it-yourself beeswax crayons for a fun weekend project. Mix equal parts beeswax and soap add food coloring for a splash of color, it’s an easy way to make non-toxic crayons.
- Anti- Itch Salve. Beeswax is good for the skin. There are a number of recipes that use beeswax as an ingredient in do-it-yourself home remedy salves for minor burns and scrapes.
Invite honey bees into every room of your home.