Beeswax Recipes – Make Your Own Lip Gloss and Balms

We just received our latest shipment of beeswax candles and bulk beeswax, and they smell heavenly.  We’re lucky enough to have a family nearby who make their candles locally, and so they arrive here smelling incredibly sweet and fresh.  The bulk beeswax comes in small pellets to make for easy measuring.  If you’ve never used beeswax before, read on for some tips and recipes.

General Guidelines for using Beeswax:

You’ll normally use about two parts of your chosen base oil to one part beeswax, and then adjust as needed depending on the consistency you want.  To make a balm, simply heat the carrier oils of your choice in a double boiler and add the beeswax.  Once melted, pour into a bowl, and mix well.  As the base starts to cool, check the consistency and add more oil or beeswax as needed.  Wait until the base has cooled a bit to add your essential oils, to prevent them from evaporating.a

Recipes:

Basic Lip Gloss Formula

1 cup sweet almond or olive oil
1 1/2 ounces Bees Wax

Heat the almond or olive oil on low heat, and then remove from heat (turn off burner). Add beeswax to carrier oil and mix well. Allow to cool a bit. While still liquid, add 5-15 drops essential oil (peppermint is nice). Stir again and pour into desired containers and let cool.  That’s it!

If the balm is too hard (waxy), add more oil to your mixture.

If it is too soft, add more wax.


Moisturizing Balm

4 oz. olive oil or sweet almond oil
1 oz. beeswax
2 oz. Rose or Lavender flower water
8 drops Vitamin E oil
10 drops Rose Geranium essential oil (or Lavender would be nice, too)

Melt the oil and the wax in a double boiler, Remove from heat, add the flower water, and mix briskly (the flower water can be hard to mix in, but keep at it till completely absorbed and smooth).  When the mixture has cooled slightly, add the Vitamin E and essential oil and stir well.  Pour into the containers of your choice while the mixture is still warm.  Let cool and then cover.  This balm is very moisturizing and fabulous for dry, chapped or irritated skin.

 

Healing Salve – customize your own formula:

2 ounces Beeswax
3 ounces Olive or Sweet Almond Oil
1 ounce Calendula or Jojoba Oil
40 drops total essential oil of your choice

An easy way to make these are with essential oil blends.  For example, if you want something for muscle pain, use our Muscle Relief blend in a salve.  Same for Sleep-Well, Arthritis, Relaxing, etc.  Otherwise, pick the combination of oils you like.

Some Ideas, using a total of 40 drops of essential oils:

Lavender/Chamomile for relaxation
Majoram/Ginger/Rosemary/Lavender for muscle soreness
Rosemary/Basil/Grapefruit for concentration and focus
Lavender/Tea Tree for first aid, sunburn, bug bites etc.Follow the same basic directions as in previous recipe, and enjoy experimenting with your own ideas and blends.  Ingredients and jars for these recipes can be found on our website.

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