9 Ingenious Uses for Beeswax

Next time you’re at the store, don’t grab for chemicals, instead grab some beeswax for nine ingenious uses.

When it comes to natural sweetness, we all know the power and goodness of honey. But did you know that beeswax has just as many incredible uses? Beeswax can be used for almost anything from lip balm to cooking to moisturizer. Next time, before you buy something laced with chemicals and additives from the store, see if you can replace it with beeswax.

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  1. Rust Prevention: You can rub beeswax on cast iron tools to prevent rust and even rub it on wooden handles to protect against wear and tear.
  2. Lip Balm: Try this recipe. Mix two parts coconut oil with one part beeswax; add a few drops of vitamin E, and viola! A homemade lip balm that hydrates your lips beautifully.
  3. Wood Lubricant: Instead of using a chemical spray, rub your wood with beeswax and lubricate old furniture joints.
  4. Waterproofing: You can make your shoes perfectly waterproof by rubbing beeswax over the entire surface, using a blow dryer to help it melt. Then wait 5 minutes before wearing. Follow this step-by-step guide.
  5. Polish: You can polish your wood furniture and granite countertops with just a little bit of beeswax. For wood, add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to 1 tablespoon of beeswax, melt, and start buffing.
  6. Candles: Beeswax is a great material for making candles that burn brighter, remove toxins from the air, and give off a sweet smell of warming honey.
  7. Plastic Wrap: If you want to save the environment, stop using plastic wrap and instead apply beeswax to cotton and you have the perfect beeswax wrap.
  8. Candies: If you like making homemade candies like jellybeans or gummy bears, use beeswax as your thickener and bonding agent.
  9. Gum: Instead of chewing gum, take a little beeswax and chew it until it dissolves. It’s a healthier alternative to many gums you can buy at the store.

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