Honey and beeswax

Creative ways to use beeswax | 100% Australian beeswax and its uses

While honey may be the most popular product created by bees, it’s far from the only one! Bees also make beeswax to form the structure of their hives. They secrete wax from special glands, then chew it up and use it to form those perfect hexagon-shapes we see on honeycomb. Here are 7 creative ways to use beeswax that you can try at home.

The dictionary tells us that beeswax is “a substance that is secreted by honeybees and is used by them for constructing the honeycomb, that is a dull, typically yellow solid that is plastic when warm, and that is composed primarily of a mixture of esters, hydrocarbons, and fatty acids”

When Australian beekeepers harvest honey, they remove the waxy cap off each honeycomb cell. These caps are the fresh new virgin wax made by the honeybees, to seal the cells after filling them with fresh nectar. The pollen oils that are mixed into honeycomb wax turns it from white into a warm yellow or brown colour.

These caps can be melted down and filtered to remove non-wax particles, to yield the natural beeswax we use in many beauty products.

Fortunately for us, there are a lot of creative and sustainable ways to use 100% pure Australian beeswax.

Beeswax Candles

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Candles have been made from beeswax for centuries. Beeswax candles burn brighter, remove toxins from the air, and have a sweet honey smell that can be accentuated when mixed with other essential oils. They also burn slower than paraffin wax candles.

Beeswax comes in different colours, like honey, so each candle will always be unique. By making your own beeswax candles from 100% Australian beeswax you can save money on pricey homewares or gifts for family and friends. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing exactly what is inside your candle.

Check out how to make DIY beeswax candles here.

Beeswax Lip Balm

Lip balm is a popular skincare product that protects your lips from harsh weather.

Because of its capacity to keep moisture locked in all day, beeswax is commonly utilised in cosmetic products like lip balms. This makes it great for keeping your lips hydrated and feeling comfortable.

All you need to do is melt down the beeswax, add some coconut oil, and any essential oil of your choice. Keeping the mixture in a handy container will allow you to have your homemade lip balm on hand for any time of the day.

Check out our beeswax lip balm recipe here.

Natural Lubricant for Wood and leather

Natural beeswax is a chemical-free lubricant for wood or leather. Creating a beeswax wood polish is one of the most popular ways to use beeswax. You can smooth out and heal cracks and polish wood.

Synthetic polishes can cause dizziness, vomiting, and many other symptoms in some people when it meets the skin or is ingested. By using a natural product like beeswax, you can avoid these harsh chemicals.

The results of natural beeswax as a lubricant are amazing.  You can check out our recipe for leather shoe polish here.

Beard Care

Beeswax is an important ingredient of many beard waxes and balms. It helps to keep the beard moisturised and in place. Beeswax has the ability to function as a lubricant, resisting dirt and dust.

Beeswax has health benefits for both the skin and hair and has been used to nourish and style hair for a long time. It can be used to tame and slick down dry, frizzy, curly, and flyaway hairs. For skin, it also softens and conditions as it locks in moisture.

Beeswax Crayons

You can DIY beeswax crayons at home for your family. Melt equal portions of beeswax and soap shavings. Pour into moulds once melted, then add a little bit of food colouring to each one to create distinct colours, stirring until well combined. Allow the crayons to solidify for few hours before using them.

Beeswax Wraps

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Are you looking to be more environmentally friendly and reduce your plastic waste? Beeswax wraps are a great replacement for plastic wraps. If you wish to keep your food fresh, why not go for a more sustainable option like beeswax food wraps.

You can read more about the advantages of using beeswax wraps here at our blog: The 7 Benefits of Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax Repels Rust

Coat your tools or metallic objects with beeswax to prevent them from rust and other harmful components. Simply rub a bar of raw beeswax over the metal parts, wiping away any excess with a clean cloth afterwards.

Where to buy Australia’s best beeswax

Here at Simply Honey, just like our 100% raw honey, we sell pure and raw 100% Australian beeswax. The beeswax we sell is unbleached and has not been treated or washed with chemicals. It comes to you as nature intended.

Please keep in mind, the colour of the beeswax blocks will reflect the types of flora that were in flower in that season that the bees were foraging. Each beeswax block will have different hues of colour and will also contain specs of pollen and other unfiltered material.

Try the best beeswax from Australia from Simply Honey, available in 100g and 1kg blocks, and 1kg bags of chunks, and see for yourself why our customers keep coming back for more.

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