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What to do with leftover beeswax?

September 30, 2019

What to do with leftover beeswax

Sometimes you may have a little beeswax left over after you have finished burning your favourite candle. Beeswax is so precious  we are often asked what can these little bits be used for.

New beeswax candles:

We have made a Beeswax recycling kit to make up new tea lights candles. All the bits you need and the instructions. This kit is here: Beeswax Recycling Kit Click here

Home made Lip balm:

In a world full of chemicals, so many friends are choosing to make their own lip  balms. Simple to make and kind on the skin.

A favourite home made cosmetic is lip balm, easy for the kids to be involved too. This is a basic recipe from a friend, but there are many online.

Lip balm recipe:

Add certified organic beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in even amounts (eg. 2 tablespoons or 30ml of each). Melt all the ingredients together in a saucepan over a pot of boiling water. Pour this mixture into little jars and let set at room temperature.

Beeswax Food Wraps.

Stop using plastic wrap by making your own food wraps. You will need to save much more beeswax for these, but 60 grams will allow you to make 5 x 30cm square wraps.

There are many recipes online for these but if you purchase our beeswax recycling kit we include our recipe.

Leather and timber polish.

A nice way to rejuvenate your old tables or leather bags. Melt your  beeswax  with some grape seed oil and a tiny bit of  vitamin E (this acts as a preservative) and this basic polish will serve you for  years.

More ideas? Let me know and we will put them up on this blog to share.


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