We are often asked what to do with the left over beeswax from burning the rolled pillars. A lot of customers bring it in or send it back to us where we clean it and put it back into production (after all it is liquid gold). You may, however, prefer to use it yourself to make a beeswax lip balm.
Here's a fabulous recipe I found recently (thanks to Alan Hayes' Natural Solutions column in the Daily Telegraph):
50ml almond oil
10ml wheat germ oil
5ml jojoba oil
40ml distilled water
Melt beeswax in a double boiler over a medium heat. When it is completely molten stir in the rest of the ingredients. Remove from heat and pour into a ceramic bowl. Add six drops of friars balsam and five drops each of chamomile and rose essential oils (or pick your own favourites). Beat until cool and creamy, then store in a jar in the fridge, or keep in a small container in your handbag.
This lip balm has a shelf life of around 2 months. If it starts to smell off, throw it away and make a new batch. Better still, make some for your family and friends.
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