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Did you know that beeswax has many uses? One common use is in candle-making. Candles made with beeswax burn cleanly, don't emit harmful fumes or drips, and have a wonderful warm honey aroma when lit. Beeswax is also commonly used in making natural cosmetics such as lip balms, skin lotions, and salves.


Around the house, beeswax can be used to condition wood, since it can restore the natural ability of wood to retain moisture, thereby preventing it from cracking. This is a useful tip when dealing with wooden cutting boards, butcher blocks, or even wood furniture and floors. Beeswax can also be used to coat screws and nails to prevent wood from splitting, and to coat the rails of stuck drawers, or old wooden windows. Why not give it a try?

Beeswax (500g)