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Beeswax

Applications


​Beeswax is a fantastic lubricant for oiling very old furniture joints. You can use it for the smooth movement of doors and windows as well.

​A regular component for mustache creams which are used by men to stiffen their mustaches in desired shapes. To make it at home, you just have to melt approximately 8 oz. of bee wax in a double boiler and then blend it with 4 oz. of petroleum jelly. Once it has cooled, you can use it.

​Beeswax actually prevents bronze items from getting tarnished. Since you cannot bar moisture from existing in air, you can simply cake your bronze artifacts with a solution made by melting ⅓ pound of beeswax in ¼th gallon of turpentine. Similarly, copper can be protected by brushing molten beeswax on it. Iron smiths often coat iron products with beeswax not only for the shine but also for rust prevention.

​Mix equal parts of linseed oil and mineral spirits and then add beeswax to it. Place it on a flame and melt it. See to it that the end product is a rich, thickened mixture and shimmer your wrought iron furniture with this homemade beeswax furniture polish. Adjust the amount of beeswax you use according to the consistency you need.

​While making fine filaments out of high-end metals such as gold and silver, jewelers use beeswax as a lubing agent.

​Beeswax is still used by certain traditional makers of cheese as a glazing agent, that is, to cover their product from spoilage. They prefer this caking over plastic as plastic adds its own undesirable flavors to cheese at times.

​Beeswax is a natural conditioner for wooden products. You can condition wooden items such as wooden salad bowls or chopping boards by heating one part of food grade mineral oil to which 5 parts of beeswax has been added and then dab it onto the piece of wood with a piece of cloth. A 2:3 mixture of beeswax and food grade mineral oil respectively will give you a paste with a thick consistency. You can also make a 2:1 mixture of beeswax and walnut oil respectively, and use it as a wooden utensils conditioner.

​Once you coat your nails and screws with beeswax, they do not splinter the wood while you hammer them in.

​Even NASA woke up to the versatility of beeswax and presently uses a concoction of beeswax mixed with certain enzymes especially to mop up oil spillage cases, wherein the beeswax soaks up the oil and the enzymes help to disintegrate it. So, even oceanic oil spills can be tackled in this way, nowadays.

​Coating tools with beeswax actually keeps rust at bay.Not only is beeswax used to cake guitar bodies, in order to boost their longevity, but it is also used on tambourine surfaces to get the desired effect when the player is employing the 'thumb roll' playing technique. Also before the reed strand is inserted in an oboe, a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece, the tread is waxed with beeswax to make sure that it fits tightly. Even the hemp for bagpipe tuning slides and joints, is rubbed with beeswax.

​Beeswax is used extensively during egg-painting in Ukraine, called the folk art of Pysanky. Beeswax is also used as an essential ingredient in the ethnic Indian art of fabric dyeing called Batik printing.Beeswax candles do not melt with ugly wax drips by their sides. They also produce no smoke. Candles which are made from hundred percent beeswax smell divine, emitting a natural honey aroma which gets accentuated when mixed with other essential oils and herbs. So, it'll do you some good to learn how to make beeswax candles today.

​Certain popular candies, such as gummy bears, worms and jelly beans are made using beeswax, which naturally textures them as well as prevents the dissipation of their flavors.

​Leather is protected from the clutches of water afflicted destruction when rubbed with a molten solution made from the admixture of beeswax, tallow as well as yellow neatsfoot oil in equal amounts.

​You can polish your granite counter tops regularly with molten beeswax to keep them shiny bright! Just apply the beeswax, allow it to dry up and then wipe it off with a suede piece of cloth.

You can teach your children to make crayons at home by melting an ounce of beeswax, then stirring in an equal amount of soap shavings and then adding the desired amount of coloring agent to it. After that you just need to pour this into oiled foil molds and allow it to stand for 24 hours. You can also make crayons by using some talc and food colorant along with beeswax!

A mixture of palm oil and beeswax is the perfect combination for a soap cake as palm oil reduces scars and beeswax naturally moisturizes the skin.

​A palm wax and beeswax mixture is a natural and safe hair removing or waxing agent.In archery, bow strings are beeswaxed both in order to reduce friction as well as to protect the string from damage due to dirt, moisture and other agents.

​Whip makers who use light nylon parachute cord to make their whips, either soak the individual strands before braiding them together or coat their finished whip with molten beeswax so as to make the whip heavier as well as water repelling.

​In weapon making, beeswax is used with lead so that it bonds quickly with the impurities present in the metal and helps remove them, before the process of casting bullets is carried out.

If you add 2 ounces of molten beeswax to the mixture of a pint of olive oil which has been boiled for three straight hours with comfrey leaf powder and chickweed powder (1 tablespoon each) and then run through a sieve, you will get a balm potent enough to alleviate all sorts of itching sensations.