Benefits of Beeswax
Beeswax has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, and germicidal antioxidant properties which makes it absolutely wonderful for wound feeling. Beeswax is also known for locking in moisture, protecting skin from environmental factors and fostering skin cells. Because of it’s moisture locking properties, it is naturally nourishing and effectively softens skin. It is even speculated that honeycomb has traces of Vitamin A which help restore and replenish skin.
It is no wonder that beeswax is used in numerous beauty and personal care products, along with other really neat things.
Uses for your home-grown Beeswax
You’ve probably heard about, and are maybe even are using, beeswax wraps instead of plastic clingfilm in your home. You can also try making them yourself. Here’s a great how-to.
Yes, you can make non-toxic crayons (what an awesome gift!) out of beeswax! A cool tutorial can be found HERE.
100% pure beeswax candles
Local light! What better way to light your life than with the beeswax from your hive. And so very simple to do – get some good moulds and wicks, and off you go. Here’s a great how-to.
Attaching your starter strips
First things first – let’s set up our future top bars, for future comb building, shall we?
With a nice starter strip, to remind the bees to build their comb off the bars, and not across them , secured with your very own beeswax. How excellent.
Coat things like hand tools, cast iron pieces and shovels to prevent them from rusting out. You can even rub beeswax on the wooden handle of your shovel to help protect against wear and tear.
Clean Your Iron
If your iron is beginning to get gummy or scorched, try making a homemade iron cleaner with beeswax. It’s chemical-free, economical and sustainable! Here’s a tutorial I found on how to make and use your iron cleaner.