Beeswax is a natural wax that is made by honey bees. After the honey harvest, beekeepers collect the excess wax to use or sell. It is a very common ingredient in many DIY recipes and crafts. There are many ways to create small gifts using beeswax. Natural, cute and practical, they will leave the recipient thrilled. What can you make with a little beeswax?
Even though honey is the most popular item produced by honey bees – it may not be the most valuable. Beeswax is worth more per pound than honey. This is not surprising when you understand all the many ways that this natural wax is used.
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In addition to commercial uses, beeswax is a favorite of crafters. It melts easily and can be blended with many other oils and butters. Many of these ingredients are probably already in your pantry.
Homemade Gifts Made Easy with Beeswax
Who doesn’t love to receive a homemade gift? This is the ultimate compliment from the giver. Not only did this person get you something – they are sharing their creativity, time and resources to create something special.
With so many possibilities, the most difficult task may be deciding which ones to try. These useful beeswax projects include everything from candles to beauty products and beyond.
Beeswax Candles are Always Appreciated
Candles represent light and are a universal gift for many occasions. Beeswax candles are highly sought after and there are many ways to make them.
Whether using molds to create large solid candles or beeswax sheets for the more decorative rolled candles, these cute ideas are worth special consideration.
Solid beeswax candles can be made easily using molds or containers. This is a very easy project and the cost depends on the size of candle your desire. To limit cost, select the proper wick size and a smaller container. Making beeswax candles to give or keep is a fun activity.
So simple that even the kids can help, making candles from rolled beeswax sheets is a popular activity. They come in every color imaginable. And, if you are feeling really crafty you can try the rolled Christmas tree ornaments too!
Though not technically a candle, Beeswax Luminaires are so special that candles lovers are always enamored by them. Very simple to make but elegant enough for any occasion – give this idea some special thought.
Sweeten the Air Gift Ideas
No matter how clean your home is – there will times when some areas experiences a funk. Consumers spend billions of dollars a year on room air fresheners. These commercial products often contain hazardous chemicals with huge unpronounceable names.
This is where a small gift made with beeswax to freshen the air is a very thoughtful. In addition to beeswax candles, these options freshen the air without a flame. Consider them as a small gift alone or part of a gift basket.
One of the best things about these air fresheners is the ease of making them. Also, you can use any shape mold or fragrance combination. Make these herbal beeswax sachets for someone special.
Another easy way to freshen up any room is by using melting tarts. My beeswax and soy wax tarts are as cute as they can bee! Using with any standard wax melter.
Health and Beauty Beeswax Gifts
You will find beeswax as an ingredient in many health and beauty products. It is a natural humectant that seals in the natural moisture of your skin. These recipes can be made very inexpensively and packaged in small containers. A little goes a long way.
Skin care is important all year long. These beeswax lotion bars are absolutely adorable. Using a cute mold and tin with a clear lid. They are sure to be a hit. I love mine so much I don’t want to give them away!
One of the most popular recipes on my site, beeswax body butter is a big winner – especially during the cold season. Make a big batch and have many small jars to share.
Other Useful Beeswax Gift Items
A gift does not have to be beautiful or useful, it can be both. Because of the numerous applications for wax, you have many opportunities to find just the right idea.
If you have a friend who enjoy a real fire (and who doesn’t), these beeswax fire starters are an awesome choice. Using all natural items such as wax, pine cones and cardboard egg cartons – a quick bow makes this a thoughtful present.
Beeswax is not only good for your skin. It helps protect, nourish and restore wood surfaces too. If you have a friend who loves to cook, consider giving a nice jar of Beeswax Spoon Butter.
Need a gift for a small child? You can make natural crayons using beeswax and let your young ones show their creative side.
Nothings says a practical gift more than something to keep your feet dry! Help someone get a few more steps out of those old boots with a jar of this beeswax waterproofing for boots recipe.
And for the seamstress who creates those beautiful sewing items for you, this beautiful little pure beeswax sewing cake.
There you have it-some great ideas to help you create the perfect gift made with beeswax for anyone on your list. Whether you need a small token of appreciation or a large gift that says – you rock, something on this list is sure to help.