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Recipes Using Beeswax

Beeswax Recipes

Petroleum Jelly

1 ounce (weight) beeswax
1/2 cup baby or mineral oil

(You may substitute any natural oil to replace baby or mineral oil)

Melt the beeswax in a microwave or a double boiler. Stir in the mineral oil. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir until cool.

Skin Cream

2 1/2 ounces (weight) beeswax
4 ounces (weight) lanolin
2/3 cup baby or mineral oil
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon borax (sodium borate, CP)
Fragrant oil (optional)

Melt the oil, lanolin and beeswax to 160 degrees F. Heat the borax and water in a separate container to 160 degrees F. Be sure the beeswax is melted and the borax is dissolved. Add the water mixture to the oil mixture while stirring. When a white cream forms, stir slowly until the mixture cools to 100 degrees F. Pour the cream into small, wide-mouth jars.

Beeswax Polish

Beeswax furniture polish with it’s soft, satin shine is considered the ultimate in wood care. Note that there is very little difference between this formula and the formula for shoe polish.

4 ounces (weight) beeswax
2 tablespoons carnauba wax
2 1/2 cups odorless turpentine or mineral spirits

Melt the waxes on high in a microwave or in a double boiler. Remove the waxes from the heat and stir in the turpentine or mineral spirits. Apply the polish with a clean cloth and rub in small circles. Turn the cloth as it becomes dirty. Allow the polish to dry, then buff with a clean cloth. If more than one coat is desired, wait two days between applications.

Colored Lip Gloss

Lipstick colors this easy formula for lip gloss. This is a good way to use lipstick that is too dark because the gloss will be a lighter color.

1 teaspoon grated beeswax
1/2 teaspoon lipstick
1/2 teaspoon petroleum jelly

Melt the ingredients in a small can placed in boiling water. Stir it well and pour it into a small jar.

Dispersing Bath Oil

1 whole egg
1/2 cup baby or mineral oil
2 teaspoons liquid soap or dishwashing liquid
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup whole fresh milk
Fragrant oil (optional) estimate about 1 teaspoon

Mix all ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds. Use only one or two tablespoons of this oil in a bathtub of water.

Chapped-lip Balm (Lipsmack)

The essential oil gently cools burning lips.

1 tablespoon grated beeswax (1/2 ounce weight)
1 tablespoon petroleum jelly
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon lanolin
3 to 4 drops essential oil

Melt the wax, lanolin and petroleum jelly in a microwave. Add the honey and if you like to have a slightly numbing effect add essential oil such as peppermint, eucalyptus, wintergreen and camphor.  Stir the mixture until it cools.

Honey Lip Balm

1 cup sweet almond oil

1/2 cup beeswax

2 Tablespoons honey


Place almond oil and beeswax in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until mixture melts. Whisk honey into beeswax mixture; stir well. Set aside to cool completely. When cool, pour into small containers with lids. Apply to lips as a moisturizer or on top of lipstick for extra shine. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

Various Lipsmack Recipes:

The basic formula is:
• 1/4 cup vegetable or nut oil
• 1/4 ounce beeswax
• 1 teaspoon honey or glycerine
• 1/2 to 1 teaspoon natural flavouring oil aka Essential Oil.
Heat the oil and beeswax in a double boiler (or microwave) until the beeswax has melted.
Remove from heat and whip with an electric beater until creamy.
Add the honey or glycerine and approximately 5 drops of flavouring oil; whip some more.
Add more flavouring if desired.
Store in small glass jars, small tupper ware bowls, decorative tins or film containers.
Try different oils on your lips to choose the best one for your skin and taste preference.
If the Balm is too hard (waxy), add more oil to your mixture.
If it is too soft, add more wax.


Basic Chapstick Recipe
15ml shea butter
30ml olive oil
15ml jojoba oil
20ml beeswax
5 drops vitamin E oil


Beeswax Lip Balm
2 tablespoons beeswax
1 tablespoon coconut oil

Honey Balm
• 3 oz. Almond Oil
• ½ oz. Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
• 2 Teaspoons Honey
• 1 Vitamin E Capsule


Vaseline Lip Balm
• 3 parts Vaseline
• 1 part beeswax
• flavouring (your choice)


An easy guide for creating your own lip balm recipes is this:
20% Beeswax
25% solid at room temperature oil (Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Shea Butter, Lanolin, etc.)
15% brittle at room temperature oil (Regular Cocoa Butter, Palm Kernel Oil, etc.)
40% liquid oil at room temperature (Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, etc.)


This one from the sage that uses honey…might be good
90 grams Sweet Almond Oil
30 grams Regular Cocoa Butter
20 grams Coconut Oil
20 grams Lanolin
40 grams Beeswax
3 grams Honey, Liquid


Silky Smooth Lip Balm
• 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
• ½ Teaspoon Grated Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
• ½ Teaspoon Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
• ½ Teaspoon Honey
• Any flavoured oil to taste
• 1 Vitamin E Capsule (as a preservative) (optional)


1 ounce of beeswax,candelilla wax, carnauba wax or soy wax
1 ounce virgin coconut oil
2 ounces hemp seed oil, avocado oil or almond oil
1 capsule vitamin E oil
5 to 10 drops of essential or flavored oil, or a combination
Lip balm tubes or containers

10 lip balm tubes
3 tsp of bees wax
1 teaspoon for measuring
4 tsp of cocoa butter
5 tsp of sweet almond oil
2 tsp lanolin
1 Pyrex measuring cup
natural fragrance oil
1/2 tsp honey


1 1/2 tsp. Beeswax
1 7/8 tsp. Coconut Oil (or in other words just shy of two teaspoons)
1 1/8 tsp. Cocoa Butter
3 tsp. olive oil
3 capsules Vitamin E
7 empty chapstick tubes

2 Tablespoons beeswax (about 1 oz)
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoons shea butter
12 lip balm containers




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