100% pure, filtered, and of the highest quality to give you a product that is perfect for any cosmetic or hobby use. It has been collected from pesticide-free fields making it a clean and safe choice.
Pellets make it easy to melt for whatever you need. Many boatbuilders have taken advantage of beeswax anti-microbial properties. It can be used to fill a counterbore that might hold water and allow for rot. It can also be used to fill low spots or pockets in the bilge where frames tie into the wood keel or keelson. There are countless recipes for using beeswax for wood finishes as well.
With its natural anti-bacterial properties, it is great for lotions, lip balms, and skin care products that help retain natural skin moisture. You can also melt it down to make your own aromatic candles. Beeswax is the oldest and purest wax in the world. At honey harvest time, the honeycombs are carefully opened to allow for honey to drain from the comb. The bees seal the honey into the combs with wax capping placed over every cell filled with honey. This capping is removed at harvest and is used in the production of our beeswax. Beeswax soothes and softens the skin, protects it from dehydration and provides antibacterial properties. And since beeswax candles emit very little smoke, this beeswax is great for making candles, too.
A Wood Polish Recipe
Save money on an expensive wood polish and make your own with just three simple ingredients. Olive oil adds moisture to prevent wood from drying out and cracking, beeswax helps seal the wood and protect the surface after cleaning, and lemon gives it that clean, fresh scent. This simple DIY beeswax polish will restore the shine to wooden furniture, seal and brighten bowls, toys and other everyday wood items. It brightens and preserves the natural beauty of both finished and unfinished wood.
2 tablespoons beeswax
1/2 cup olive oil*
1 teaspoon lemon essential
Container with a lid
First, combine the olive oil and beeswax in a heat-proof container. A glass measuring cup works well. Heat in short bursts in the microwave, stirring between, until the beeswax is melted. You can alternatively bring a couple of inches of water to a boil in a saucepan. Turn heat to low and set the measuring cup in the saucepan. Stir occasionally until the beeswax is melted. Once the beeswax is completely melted, let the mixture sit for a few minutes to cool slightly. Then stir in the lemon essential oil. Lemon not only adds a fresh clean scent, but it’s also a great degreaser and helps to keep the polish from leaving excess residue on surfaces. Pour the mixture into a container that has a lid. So the polish will have a smooth and uniform consistency, continue to stir until the mixture is room temperature.
Using Your DIY Beeswax Wood Furniture Polish
To use the polish, make sure the wooden surface is dusted and clean. Then dip a soft, clean lint-free rag into the jar to get a bit of beeswax polish on the rag. A little goes a long way so start with a small amount. Gently wipe the wood surface with the polish. Apply polish all over the wood and let it sit and soak into the wood for about 30 minutes. Then just use a clean lint-free cloth to wipe up any excess polish and buff the wood slightly to make it shine. Surfaces will be somewhat slippery after polishing so use caution.
*the same recipe has been made with tung oil for use on outdoor furniture and maintenance of sailboat wood blocks.