What is beeswax? Bees produce wax to protect the hive from substances that can contaminate it, this is produced by glands that are located right in the abdomen of these insects, then it is removed from this area and they themselves mix it with saliva and other enzymes. Once the process is finished, the bees store the wax in the hive.
Beeswax has many beneficial properties in the area of health and beauty, it is used to make different home remedies and natural masks to take advantage of its properties. It is also used in a number of cosmetic products and medicines, but it is also an excellent material for making crafts to decorate the home or as a gift to a loved one.
5 crafts with beeswax
Where to get beeswax?
- On the internet: There are several online stores where you can buy this product, you always have to buy a little more than you need in case something of the crafts goes wrong and you need to do it again.
- In ecological stores: Here you can also buy beeswax panels, these are also ideal for crafts.
1. Heart-shaped beeswax candles
- Bee wax.
- Heart-shaped mold.
- Scotch tape.
- You should cut a piece of beeswax and place it inside a glass jar, then add it to a saucepan with boiling water.
- When the wax has melted you have to arrange the molds on a tray with a little water and add the preparation to them.
- Finally you have to add a piece of string to be the wick of this candle.
- After 2 hours you can unmold the candles and place them where you want to light.
Beeswax reed candles
- Wax sheets.
- You should spread the sheet of beeswax on the table and cut a rectangle of the size you want.
- The cutters are used to decorate the honeycomb, you can cut the piece of sheet and top as many figures as you want.
- Next you have to cut a piece of wick several centimeters more than the height of the candle and place it at one of the ends of the figure.
- With the help of the air from the hot dryer, the sheets of beeswax will soften and this will make it possible to roll easily and without breaking.
Beeswax candles in glass jars
- Bee wax.
- Crystal jars.
- Coconut oil (Optional, do not use any other type of oil)
- You must cut a piece of beeswax and melt it in a water bath, it is advisable to melt only the amount that is going to be used and then add a few drops of coconut oil.
- The wick is screwed into a wooden pencil and a candle base is placed on one of its ends
- Now you just have to accommodate the base in the center of the glass jar and then add the beeswax to the edge of the container.
Beeswax candles in orange peel
- Bee wax.
- The first thing to do is cut the orange in half or just the top and remove the pulp with the help of a spoon.
- While beeswax is melting, wrap a piece of wick in a wooden pencil and place the base on one of its ends.
- After centering the base, it only remains to add the beeswax and wait for it to harden to remove the pencil.
Beeswax candles in egg shells
- Bee wax.
- While the beeswax is melting in a water bath, it is necessary to remove what the eggs contain inside.
- The eggs should be arranged on a base so that they remain firm and the wax does not spill.
- The wick and the base are placed in the same way as in the previous crafts, then only the melted beeswax should be added.