6 Easy Gifts to Make with Beeswax

| 12/20/2019 10:04:00 AM

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Beeswax is a great choice when it comes to making gifts for family and friends.  It is non-toxic, great for your skin, and has many practical uses around the home.  It can also be sourced from your own beehives or those of a local beekeeper.  If you don't have a local source, you can easily search a site like Etsy for beeswax straight from the beekeeper.  Or, if you need the wax faster, you can get a high quality option from Amazon or a local craft store.  Just make sure that if you are making skin care products you get beeswax that is approved for that purpose.

As beekeepers ourselves, we lean toward products that are useful and help our wax to go far.  Candles are an excellent option if you have tons of wax available but since our supply is usually somewhat small, we aim for products that combine a little bit of beeswax with other high quality products.

If you are going to work with beeswax, I highly recommend getting a double boiler from a second hand shop to use for melting.  Wax can be a challenge to clean up (never put it down your drain!) so this way you aren't too worried about ruining your own nice pot.

Here are 6 easy ideas for beeswax gifts and links for how-to articles to make them!

Beeswax Furniture Polish

1. Beeswax Furniture Polish  

When we started making beeswax furniture polish for our Etsy site, we were amazed at how popular it became.  Not only is it extremely practical and useful, but packaged up nicely it can make a great gift for someone who seems to have everything.  To make beeswax furniture polish you simply melt the wax and combine with mineral oil (we prefer food grade so we can use it on cutting boards).  Then you pour into a container and let it cool.  The polish can then be used as a finishing coat on bare wood or to nourish furniture or cutting boards!  Click here for directions.

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