Beeswax is a natural ingredient that can have tons of uses. It's great for your skin and hair, and it's also a good way to keep your house clean and smelling fresh. Save this list of 10+ DIY crafts to make with beeswax. And order 100% pure Canadian beeswax from our shop. You can get it in 3oz, 6oz or 1 LB sizes.
1) Lip Balm
Make your own beeswax lip balm! Beeswax is known to be helpful in soothing and healing dry, cracked lips. It can also help lock in moisture and protect against the drying effects of wind or sun exposure.
2) Hair Pomade
Beeswax hair pomade is a natural alternative to many store-bought products. It's made from beeswax and a few other ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. The benefits of using beeswax instead of petroleum-based ingredients include:
- Beeswax doesn't harden when dry like petroleum-based pomades can do
- It gives your hair shine and helps hold curls longer than regular waxes or gels
This recipe is made with olive oil, mango butter, and beeswax (among other things) to give it that smooth consistency. It's great because you can smooth it onto pre-moisturized hair and it provides medium hold for a number of different hairstyles.
3) Body Butter
Body butter is a great way to give your skin a little extra moisture and help it stay hydrated. This can be especially helpful if your skin is feeling dry from winter weather, or if you just want to pamper yourself in general!
To make body butter, try this recipe. You'll need:
- Shea Butter
- Cocoa Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Arrowroot Powder
- Essential Oils
4) Beeswax Air Freshener
So you've got beeswax, and you want to use it. Great! This is the perfect air freshener for your home. The process is simple:
- Place a small piece of wick (about 4 inches long) into the bottom of your glass jar or canning jar and secure it with a rubber band or piece of cloth if necessary.
- Melt the beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat until it's completely liquefied, then pour the melted wax into your container(s). If using multiple containers, make sure that they're all about half full and don't have any more than two layers between them. You can also add flowers and essential oils. Try this recipe from Flourish.
- Allow the wax to harden completely before removing the air fresheners from their containers and using them as desired—you might need to wait up to 24 hours depending on how warm it is in your house!
5) DIY Essential Oil Beeswax Sachets
A wax sachet is similar to a candle but made with a string for hanging. The combination of scents and natural ingredients makes it great for adding a natural scent to a room. You can:
- Hang in a closet
- Add them to a drawer
- Place it in a bowl on a table and more.
To make your own, check out this DIY recipe: Essential Oil Beeswax Sachet.
6) Boot Waterproofing
Beeswax is naturally water-repellent for leather boots, so it is a great alternative to commercially purchased waterproofing.
- First, clean your boots as you normally would. You can use a damp cloth. You want your boots free from debris.
- Once clean be sure they are completely dry before proceeding.
- Then safely melt the beeswax. You can follow the steps for waterproofing your boots, but be sure to try it in a small spot first before applying to the entire boot.
7) Beard Balm
Beard balm is a product you apply to your beard after a shower, and it helps to condition it. It's also great for managing itchiness and adding some shine to your bread.
Here's a great recipe to make an at-home version by The Beard Struggle.
8) Dog Paw Balm
Beeswax dog paw balm is a great homemade product for your pup's paws. It's simple to make, has many benefits, and can be applied on the spot—no messy creams or lotions needed! Check out this recipe.
9) Zipper Lubricate
If you're in need of a zipper lubricant, beeswax is the way to go. It's one of the most effective ingredients for making a good zipper lubricant, because it's so easy to work with and won't break down when exposed to heat or water. The wax can be melted over an open flame or in the microwave and then applied directly to the teeth of your zipper with a q-tip or paintbrush (which both have their pros and cons). Once applied it will form a protective layer that allows your zippers to glide more smoothly when being opened and closed.
10) Wax Letter Seal
You don't have to be a medieval scribe to use beeswax letter seals. These seals can add a personal touch to your letters and packages, whether you're sealing an envelope or sending out invitations for a party. If you have all the supplies on hand, it's easy to make them yourself! Here’s a great beginner’s guide on how to use a seal stamp by WikiHow.
You will need:
- 100% Pure Canadian Beeswax
- A seal stamp: There are some beautiful stamps on Etsy.
- Tools for measuring and cutting wax
11) Homemade Hand Lotion
It's no surprise that beeswax is a great moisturizer. The wax has been used for centuries to help heal and keep skin healthy, but it also helps with more than just dryness. Beeswax contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties which can all help protect your skin. That's why many people use the honeycomb-shaped wax as part of their beauty routine! Not sure where to start? Try this recipe by The Country Chic Cottage.
12) Beeswax Christmas Ornaments
It doesn’t have to be Christmas for this DIY craft. You can make your own Christmas ornaments or shapes from beeswax all year long.
- There are two ways to make these: with a mold or without one. If you use a mold, you can make them look more like traditional Christmas decorations and less like something that fell out of a tree. If you don't use a mold, they will be more organic and irregular in shape—but if you're going for rustic elegance, this could be perfect!
- Pick any heat safe mould you want. You can scour your local second-hand store to try different shapes and sizes.
- Try this DIY project by Candle Science.
13) Beeswax to Preserve Fall Leaves
If you love to save fall leaves, there’s a great way to preserve them! Gather a pile of leaves and prepare your beeswax. Try gathering a variety fo leaves to see which ones you like preserving. Beeswax is great for preserving the leaves and smells fantastic. Order 100% Pure Canadian Beeswax and try this DIY project from Little Learners.
Beeswax is a great way to start making your own products, and it isn't difficult at all. With just a little bit of effort and some creativity, you can make your own beeswax lip balms, body butters, and more. We've given you some ideas here, but feel free to experiment with other recipes once you get started!