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

Protect Your Tools From Rusting

A man grates beeswax to make a sustainable alternative to plastic food wrap.
Ben McCanna/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Ben McCanna/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Give your tools a protective layer to keep them from rusting. By melting beeswax with linseed oil and mineral spirits, you can create a mixture that protects hammers, pans, and nails. Apply the warm paste to your tool with a washcloth and allow it to dry.

Beeswax can also seal wooden handles. To prevent damage on the handle, apply melted beeswax to the wood. The layer should thin enough that you won’t feel it, but it’ll guard against weather and bugs.