We all know that honey is a healthier (and yummier) alternative to sugar but did you know that it has so much more to offer? Outside of baking and cooking, this liquid gold is a must have in every DIYers tool kit. Nope, we’re not referring to the golden, sticky stuff that we drink in our tea or drizzle over our wheat bix. Instead, we’re referring to beeswax which is what worker bees use to build honeycombs.
Beeswax pellets or blocks can help you bee (sorry, we couldn't resist) on your way to a toxin-free and zero-waste lifestyle. You can use it to create almost anything from personal care products to art supplies and food wraps!
Short on ideas for how to use your bee by-product? Check out these ideas:
It looks like a lot but believe us when we say we’ve barely scratched the surface! Below are a few fun recipes to get you started with using beeswax at home. If you don't have any beeswax in your wellbeing kit yet, grab some here.
Makes approximately 120ml of salve.
Add to a mixing bowl:
Instructions1. Gently heat base oils and beeswax over low heat (a double boiler setup is ideal) until beeswax is thoroughly melted. Add 20 drops of vitamin E oil, a natural antioxidant preservative.
3. Pour into a dark (cobalt or amber) glass jar. Allow to cool completely before putting on the lid.
Boo Boo Healing Salve is a wonderful all-purpose first aid ointment to all sorts of wounds and irritations. Excellent for paw care.
To increase therapeutic value, the base oils can be infused with a variety of skin-soothing herbs. Try: calendula petals, rose petals, chamomile flowers, and lavender flowers.
Source: Holistic Aromatherapy For Animals A Comprehensive Guide to Using Essential Oils and Hydrosols with Dogs, Cats, Horses, and other Animals Kristen Leigh Bell
Store in fridge for best consistency (and a cooling lotion feel), or at room temperature for up to two months.
Sourced from the Wellness Mama
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