Bees · Facts · Wax

65 Uses for Beeswax

What do we actually use this for??

  1. Furniture polish
  2. Making Candles
  3. Making Crayons
  4. Herbal Salves
  5. Preventing rust
  6. Cheese waxing
  7. Waxed Thread
  8. Lubricants
  9. Envelope seals
  10. Waterproofing shoes and boots
  11. Shoe Polish
  12. Wax for hair
  13. Greasing for tins (baking)
  14. Making some foods
  15. Reusable food wraps (cotton cloth covered in beeswax) – alternative to plastic wraps
  16. Modelling clay
  17. Corrosion prevention
  18. Oiling joints
  19. Barbecuing
  20. Plucking poultry
  21. Body butters
  22. Deodorants
  23. Lip balms
  24. Gummy bears and jelly sweets
  25. Rash cream
  26. Baby lotion
  27. Moisturizers
  28. Makeup products
  29. Anti-itch solutions
  30. Pain reliefs
  31. Natural Chewing Gum alternatives
  32. Sewing thread
  33. Clean your iron
  34. Facial hair wax
  35. Massage bars
  36. Wood conditioners
  37. Nails coatings (prevents wood splitting)
  38. Used by NASA in oil spills
  39. Coats reeds on woodwind instruments
  40. Batik Printing (fabric dyeing)
  41. Soaps
  42. Natural Hair Removers
  43. Reduces bow string friction
  44. used in bullets
  45. Jewelery
  46. Glass Etching
  47. Makes earplugs
  48. Dental floss
  49. Chocolate making
  50. Blacksmithing
  51. Used in pharmaceuticals
  52. Manufacturing of CDs
  53. To lower cholesterol
  54. Treating ulcers
  55. Treating diarrhea
  56. Treating hiccups
  57. Fragrances/perfumes
  58. surgical bone wax
  59. adhesives
  60. Embalming processes
  61. Fruit and veg glazing
  62. Snow skies and boards
  63. Broken brace coverings
  64. Temporary teeth fillings
  65. Unsticking drawers, doors, windows, etc

 

Sources used in this blog post:
-Bradley, K. (2015) 10 uses for your home-grown beeswax. Available at: https://www.milkwood.net/2015/07/23/10-uses-for-your-home-grown-beeswax/ (Accessed: 13 January 2017).
-Jillee (2013) Projects. Available at: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2013/12/21-brilliant-benefits-of-beeswax.html (Accessed: 13 January 2017).
Berenguer, L. and Ritz, J. (2015) My essential oil recipes. Available at: http://thepaleomama.com/2015/11/25-ways-to-use-beeswax/ (Accessed: 13 January 2017).
-Loriel (2013) 17 cool and unusual uses for beeswax. Available at: http://www.naturallyloriel.com/17-cool-and-unusual-uses-for-beeswax/ (Accessed: 13 January 2017)
-Matter of Trust, Inc. (1998) 101 uses for beeswax – matter of trust. Available at: http://matteroftrust.org/5044/101-uses-for-beeswax (Accessed: 13 January 2017).

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