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Mind your Beeswax! Great DIY Crafts you can Make with Beeswax

Mind your Beeswax! Great DIY Crafts you can Make with Beeswax


Beeswax is a great natural Base for homemade products.  It is a wonderful component to add to your life if you are a DIY enthusiast. Natural products such as candles, chapsticks, makeup and lotions can be made without the use of chemicals and toxins.


DIY Beeswax Candles


  • 1 lb Beeswax
  • Candle Wicks
  • Glass Jars
  • 1 Heat Resistant Bowl
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • Water
  • Essential Oil of Choice


  1. Prepare your candle bases.
  2. Clean jars and ensure they are dry and ready for use.
  3. Place a small amount of glue on the bottom of the wick to secure it to the bottom of the jar.
  4. Using a stick, fork or pencil, carefully tape it to the top of the jar and wrap the wick around it to ensure it stays upright.
  5. Fill sauce pan halfway with water, heat on medium/high heat.
  6. Add beeswax into heat resistant container.
  7. Place heat resistant container filled with beeswax carefully into the heated water and stir slowly until completely melted.
  8. Add 2-4 drops of the desired essential oil
  9. Mix slowly to avoid burning yourself.
  10. While still warm, carefully pour the beeswax mixture into the glass jar, ensuring that the wick stays upright in the middle of the container.
  11. Let cool for 24 hours.
  12. After 24 hours, trim the wick and enjoy your natural beeswax candle!

DIY Lip Balms



  • 5 oz Beeswax
  • 5 oz Sweet Almond oil
  • 5 oz Coconut oil
  • 1 oz Shea butter
  • 1 oz Cocoa butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Peppermint Essential oil


  1. Combine the Beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter and sweet almond oil in a heat resistant bowl and melt together.
  2. Stir until all ingredients are blended.
  3. While the mixture is melting, insert all the empty tubes in the back side of the fillable lip balm tray.
  4. When completely melted, remove from the heat resistant bowl.
  5. Add your favorite essential oil and stir.
  6. Safely pour the mixture into the tubes while the mixture is still warm, using the fillable tray.
  7. Use the spatula to thoroughly fill tubes.
  8. Let the lip balm tubes cool to room temperature.
  9. Store in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.


DIY Lotion Bars


  • 1 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Shea Butter
  • 1 cup Beeswax
  • 2-4 Drops Essential Oil of Choice
  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Heat Resistant Container
  • 1 Silicone Mold
  • 2 cups Water


  1. Add water to saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Combine beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter in the heat resistant container and place in the saucepan.
  3. Stir until melted.
  4. Once the ingredients are melted, stir and remove from heat.
  5. Add 2-4 drops of desired essential oil to melted mixture.
  6. Stir thoroughly.
  7. Carefully pour into mold, let cool 24 hours.
  8. After 24 hours, remove from mold and enjoy.


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