Five great uses for our pure beeswax bars
Here at Local Honey Man, it’s never been just about the honey. Undoubtedly, it’s a big part of what we do (and what you enjoy). Our main focus though is to work in harmony with British honeybees to nurture, protect and grow their population. Delicious, natural, nutritious honey is a by-product of this mission, but then so too is natural beeswax. When our beekeepers harvest honey from our hives across London and the UK, beeswax is a natural by-product left over from the process. We then melt it down to create our pure beeswax bars.
With a myriad of wonderful uses, our pure beeswax is rapidly growing in popularity and we sell almost as much of it as we do honey. And with good reason too – natural beeswax can be used around the home, as part of your beauty routine and even in cooking. It’s been found in the tombs of ancient pharaohs, so it’s safe to say that it has a long shelf life! Just like our natural honey, beeswax has protective qualities that can’t be replicated by any synthetic product.
So, what can you actually do with our pure beeswax bars? Here’s five great uses to give you some inspiration.
- Homemade non-drip candles
Making your own candles at home is great fun. What’s more, you can add your own scents using natural oils – think citronella (to repel insects), lavender (to aid relaxation and sleep) and cinnamon (for the festive season). Simply break up the beeswax bar into pieces, gently melt in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water and sprinkle in a generous amount of your chosen fragrance. Once melted, pour into small glasses, insert a natural wick and leave to solidify before lighting. Voila – a natural, non-drip, non-smoking candle!
- Wood polish
Give those wooden floors and furniture a protective spruce up with some natural beeswax. Simply add one part beeswax to three parts olive or coconut oil, heat gently until melted using a bowl heating over a pan of boiling water and then apply to your chosen wood to give it a new lease of life.
- Natural lip balm
Take two tablespoons each of broken up natural beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil and melt in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water. Add around 30 drops of peppermint essential oil, decant into small pots and allow to cool at room temperature for several hours before starting to apply to dry lips for a natural hit of moisture.
- Waterproofing for shoes and jackets
As Summer turns to Autumn and we step outside on wet days, we want to make sure we come home as dry as possible. Rub your beeswax bar over shoes and jackets that need re-waxing with a cloth and then run a hair dryer over them to melt the wax.
- DIY hair pomade
Combine an ounce of beeswax bar, 1.5 ounces of shea butter and 2 ounces of jojoba oil, plus a little essential oil of your choosing (we personally love sandalwood). Melt the beeswax, then add the shea butter and finally the jojoba oil. Leave to cool a little in your chosen tin container before adding your chosen essential oil. It’ll keep your hair moisture rich, flyaway-free and smelling wonderful all day.
Click the image below to buy pure beeswax, made with love by our honeybees and then shaped into bars by hand, by us.