3 ways to use Beeswax

3 Eco-friendly ideas to use the beeswax of your candles this year!

Beeswax is the only natural wax produced in nature and has been used for centuries for various purposes. From candle making to painting,  beeswax has a multitude of uses that you may not have thought of. In this article, we'll explore three creative ways to use leftover wax from your Easter candles that you can easily try at home.

  • Eco-friendly candle making with beeswax

Yes, of course you can use your candle to decorate your candle holder. But if you are more in the mood to create, follow the steps below and in a few minutes your candle will be ready.
In a bain-marie, melt a cup of wax, about 100 g. Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Mix well and optionally add essential oil of your choice. While you wait for the wax to melt, prepare the wicks. Attach them to the base of the containers you will use and with a peg keep them straight. Carefully pour the wax and wait for it to cool. Your candle is ready! 

  • Eco-friendly food storage - DIY wax wipes
How would you like the idea of getting rid of plastic wrap? We understand that it is practical but it takes a lot of energy to make it, we use it for a few minutes to a few hours and then throw it away and it is very harmful to the environment and wildlife. There are so many options for covering a taper and wax wipes are our favorite. And there is a way to make your own. How; On a surface covered with greaseproof paper, place a piece of fabric, e.g. 25x25cm. Apply wax chips and a few drops of jojoba oil. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and iron on a low temperature until the wax melts and covers the entire surface of the fabric. Lift the fabric, air dry it for a few seconds and your wax cloth is ready. You won't be able to seal a jar or plate like you can with commercial wax wipes that contain resin, but it works just fine to keep food fresher for longer.
  • Beeswax crayons - Easy and fun DIY project

Another favorite idea from us for you. Have fun with your kids making your own crayons. The recipe; Super easy! In a bain-marie, add beeswax and white soap residue in a ratio of 1:1 and let them melt. Add food coloring and mix well to combine. Use silicone cases, if you have a bar shape even better, we use a heart case and pour the liquid mixture. Allow to cool and the crayons are ready for your next painting creation.

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