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!
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!