Sure, you use honey all the time – in your beverages, your desserts, and even on its own, when you’re suffering from a sore or scratchy throat. But, have you ever given thought to all the ways you can use beeswax? Beeswax is that magical material bees create in order to make honeycomb. Beeswax has an astonishingly long shelf life, burns well, and has protective, moisturizing properties. Here are 5 unique ways to use beeswax around your home.
Candles are a small luxury for many – but candles can come with a pretty hefty price tag, given that they are essentially composed of wax and essential oils. If you have beeswax on-hand, you can easily whip up your own DIY candle. And, best of all, you’ll have full control over what goes in it and how it’s scented.
Lubricate Wooden Furniture a lot of old wooden furniture? Give them a beeswax treatment. Beeswax is a natural lubricant, making it ideal for rubbing along squeaky drawers, doors, and windows. You’ll likely notice that your old wooden furniture takes on new life after a beeswax treatment.
Make Your Own Lip Balm
Beeswax is known to form a protective barrier over the skin, locking in moisture for hours at a time. No wonder this all-natural ingredient is frequently used in cosmetics! Make your own lip balm with little more than beeswax and oil. There are plenty of quick, easy tutorials to be found online.
Mix Up a Body Butter
Just like lip balm, it’s super easy and fun to make your own body butter with beeswax. Skip the chemicals found in many store-bought brands and keeps your skin nice and supple with homemade beeswax body butter.
Waterproof Your Shoes
Got a pair of canvas shoes that you want to wear this season and next? No problem. You can waterproof them with beeswax. Clean the shoes to remove any dirt before rubbing beeswax directly on the shoes with a cloth and then use a blow dryer to melt it. Rub away any excess wax with a towel.
Making our residents’ lives easier and more enjoyable is a primary goal of ours at Oxford at Crossroads Centre Apartments in Waxahachie, Texas. We hope that these new ideas add convenience to your day-to-day routine!