None of my Beeswax

I don’t know about you but I don’t like to waste none of my beeswax! When I buy beeswax (no we don’t have our own bees yet;) I buy it in a 1 lb block because it is so much cheaper.  I also try to get it locally. So luckily for me I have a few friends who have bees!! This winter in MI we lost a lot of bees.  One of my friends lost 9 hives! It was such a harsh winter they all froze. So I’ve really been trying to ration my use of beeswax.  The majority of the recipes that utilize beeswax, like Homemade SPF Chapstick,  call for just  a tablespoon or two.  I absolutely hate grating beeswax! It is way to hard and just makes a mess! I was spliting it up by melting and pouring into 4oz jars.  But even then I was still having to heat the beeswax twice to pour out the smaller amount I needed.  Well quite a few things fell in place in my kitchen the last time I was using beeswax, and I came up with these perfect tablespoons.  We also save quite a bit of beewax by doing this because we don’t lose all of it that hardens on the sides of the double boiler.  They are easy to make, easy to use, and easy to store!

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All you need are some Mini Muffin Papers, Mini Muffin Tin, Beeswax , and a double boiler set up.  I love using a glass measuring cup with a spout in a pot of water. If you’re a multi-tasker like me, I definitely recommend doing this when you are doing another project because it is so easy!

Simply put your Beeswax block into your double boiler and heat until liquid.  Then pour into your already set up muffin paper tins and let set until dry.  Ta-da you’re done! Cute little tablespoon size Beeswax, perfect for your next homemade project!

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22 thoughts on “None of my Beeswax”

  1. What a great idea! We like getting our beeswax in bulk too, even though it’s a pain in the rear trying to break it up, grate it, etc. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Barn Hop!

  2. I hate wasting anything, and I always try to save what I can from any project. This sounds like it’s working out well! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday! 🙂

  3. Hi Lindsey,
    What a wise and wonderful way to prevent beeswax waste! Our natural resources are precious and reducing waste is essential so thank you so much for sharing this great solution with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! We appreciate it!

  4. I was wondering how the beehives did in Michigan this winter. Sad to hear that some hives were lost 🙁
    Great tip for storing beeswax.
    Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!

    1. Thanks Sandra! Yes, we lost a lot of bees:( Very sad! This helps make the most of what we have without waste!

  5. Hi Lindsey
    Thanks for sharing that awesome tip. I plan to put it to use with the 4kg of beeswax I now do not have to grate! Just wondering how well the paper peels off ? Is there a trick to it? Thanks.

    1. Thanks Sarah! Holy beeswax! How’d you get soo much? The paper actually peels off easy! I was worried about that too. I thought I was going to have to take it off as soon as possible but because it came off with no effort I left it on all of mine. No trick, just peel 😉 Great question!

      1. I got a little over enthusiastic at a local beekeeper’s honey-tasting-beeswax-buying day…Thank you Lindsey! Your tip is going to save me sooo much time and effort in grating all that wax.

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