A byproduct of the honey extraction process is leftover beeswax. It is a natural substance that can be used at home, beauty routine, and even in the kitchen. It has long-lasting protective qualities. But what should you do with this natural and long-lasting product and excellent healing properties? How can it be used? Let us find out more.
- Polish wooden furniture. Rub some of this natural lubricant on creaky drawers, doors, and windows, and be amazed by the results.
- Make food wrap. Plastic is terrible for the planet, but there is a more sustainable alternative when it comes to keeping food fresh. You can melt the wax on a cotton cloth, and this “rag” will be perfect for preserving food.
- Prepare the crayons. Mix equal parts of beeswax and soap shavings and melt them in a double boiler. Then pour the mixture into the molds and add a few drops of food coloring to each to create different shades.
- Make your own lip balm. Beeswax is often used in cosmetics due to its ability to retain moisture. It is, therefore, important to moisturize but also to repair chapped lips.
- Make your shoes waterproof. How you do it? Clean your shoes to remove dirt. Next, rub some beeswax directly onto the shoes with a cloth and then use a blow dryer to melt it. Wipe off the excess wax with a towel, and that’s it.
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- Seal the wooden cutting board. Apply half a teaspoon of beeswax, dissolved in a cup with oil, with a clean cloth. This blend also hydrates and protects other wooden surfaces such as spatulas, spoons, and salad bowls.
- Fix your zipper. When every time you are about to close the duvet, the zipper’s teeth get stuck, rub a small piece of beeswax along the zipper’s teeth.
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