9 Beeswax DIY Projects

Last week we talked about using beeswax for skin care. This week we’re going to show you 9 cool projects that you can work on at home with the help of raw beeswax.

Raw beeswax is such a versatile material. It’s used all over the world to create some really amazing things. Ever since humans have been beekeeping they have been finding unique uses for the wax in the honeycombs. Let’s look at 9 different projects for raw beeswax that you can do at home!

  1. Beeswax Candles

Ah, yes, the classic. Beeswax candles are a great alternative to your regular wax candles, smell great, and are even safer. They also happen to be a really fun project for the home. You can find a ton of guides to making them online, including here, or you can get them from Beedazzled.

  1. Non-toxic crayons

Coloring with crayons is fun, but what’s more fun? Coloring with crayons that you made yourself! Get a list of supplies and instructions that you need here. These great smelling crayons are a tremendous rainy day project.

  1. Reusable Food Wrap

What? Yes! You can use raw beeswax to make reusable food wraps to use instead of plastic wraps. These are a great way to reduce waste if you take your lunch to work often. Get the instructions here.

  1. Baking cookies

Cut down on butter and oil in the kitchen by greasing your pans with raw beeswax! Since beeswax is edible it’s fine to use, and you’ll get a little honey taste to your baked goods.

  1. Natural gum alternative

Instead of buying gum, you can pop in a little piece of beeswax and chew until it is dissolved!

  1. Waterproofing

Beeswax can be used as part of a waterproofing solution that will help keep your boots dry during hikes and other activities. Learn about this method here.

  1. Cleaning

Beeswax can be used to polish and seal furniture. Save money by doing it yourself with this recipe.

  1. Skin Products

I know, we mentioned this last week. But it’s such a good one! Read our post on skincare for beeswax here.

  1. Lubricant

Beeswax can help you keep drawers and other joints moving smoothly. It acts as a natural lubricant. Learn more here.

 

Got any other cool uses for your raw beeswax? Let us know in the comments. There’s hundreds more!

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