5 Awesome Things You Can Make With Beeswax

Honey is by far the most popular product that bees produce, but beeswax is another useful product these clever little insects produce. Beeswax is a natural substance that can be used in your cosmetics, around the house and even in your cooking. It has a long shelf life, burns well and has protective qualities. This versatile ingredient is perfect for making more than just candles, so what should you do with this all-natural and long-lasting product? Here are some of our favourite uses for beeswax.

Balms & Salves

Beeswax like honey contains beneficial antimicrobial and healing properties. With a few simple ingredients, you can use beeswax to make all-natural allergen-friendly balms. There are plenty of recipes online for everything from lip balm to soothing creams for insect bites. Because beeswax is softer than other waxes with a lower melting point, making your own hand cream or lip balm is a great project for beginners.

Reusable Food Wraps

Wax food wraps are a great way to cut plastic use in your kitchen, and they’re easy to make yourself with beeswax. Beeswax is ideal, as just the warmth of your hands is enough to make the wrap pliable and ready to use. Wax wraps can be used like cling wrap over a container or for wrapping snacks, fruit, veggies, cheese, bread and more. With some basic sewing skills, you can also make eco-friendly snack and sandwich bags to replace those plastic ones.

uses for beeswax


Making beeswax crayons is an easy and fun family activity. Beeswax is also completely edible so you never have to worry about your little one chewing on them as they draw and play. Mixed with a little food dye and a fat like cocoa butter, homemade beeswax crayons only need about an hour to set before they’re ready to use.

Furniture Polish

With just some beeswax and a little olive or coconut oil you can make a versatile and natural furniture polish. Gently buff into your wooden furniture to make them look as good as new. Beeswax polish leaves a silky smooth finish on your furniture. Beeswax on its own also works great as a brass polish, helping to add a bit of extra shine and to protect brass fixtures.

uses for beeswax

Fire Starters

Perfect for avid campers, beeswax can be used to make a handy and effective fire starter. With just two ingredients these firestarters just need beeswax and any kind of kindling you have to hand from shredded paper to woodchips. This quick project is a great way to repurpose leftovers from other projects, and reduce waste. Beeswax firestarters and compact, easy to light, burn clean and don’t release any harsh chemicals as they burn.

And More…

Beeswax is such a useful material that can make so many different things. At Bellmere Honey, our natural beeswax is collected when we remove the wax caps off the honeycomb while harvesting our honey. We melt these down using nothing but rainwater for the purest natural beeswax. Available for sale in 100g blocks, our beeswax is perfect for your next project.

No Additives. No Fillers. All Natural. 100% Australian.