Unexpected Uses For Beeswax That Will Quickly Improve Your Life And Home

If you’ve used any type of salve, soap bar, or natural candle, you’ve likely used beeswax. It’s a common ingredient in cosmetics for its anti-inflammatory benefits. But if you look into beeswax, you’ll realize that it’s well known in the woodworking and crafting communities. This by-product of honey can preserve food, strengthen metal tools, and even start fires…if you know how to use it. Do you know how to use beeswax to improve your life and home?

Get Polishing!

A woman polishes a wooden table with a mixture of linseed oil and beeswax.
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Beeswax has a natural luster that gives it a shiny, warm-colored coat. That makes it an ideal polish for wood, metal, or concrete. Melt the beeswax and dip a chamois cloth into it. Then, go to town on your wood or metal.

The beeswax will also seal the wood, preventing both moisture and damage from ruining it. Plus, it’s all-natural. You won’t have to worry about suffocating the room with polishing sprays and chemicals. And it’s far cheaper!