Although there are hundreds of ways you can use beeswax around your home, here are 17 of the coolest and unusual uses for beeswax.

17 Cool and Unusual Uses for Beeswax

Beeswax has been used for thousands of years with one of it’s most important uses as making candles. Beeswax is a fantastic substance to use for candles because it is a very non-toxic way of enjoying candles and the light, warm honey scent that is produced. When you burn beeswax candles in your home, the air is actually being purified …

These make great gifts for friends and family (...and are great for you, too...especially if you are prone to cold sores). DIY Shea Butter Lip Balm- Scratch Mommy

DIY Shea Butter Lip Balm (great for cold sores)

Truth. I have never used shea butter in a DIY skincare recipe before.  …but, after reading here on Scratch Mommy about how incredible shea butter is for your skin, I just had to give it a try. Shea butter comes from the African Shea tree and is extracted from nuts produced by the tree. Shea butter is used in many cosmetics because …

Our soothing and healing Herbal Dry Skin Salve (with chamomile, calendula, & roses) might be just what you need to soften your itchy, dry skin!- Scratch Mommy

Herbal Dry Skin Salve (with chamomile, calendula, & roses)

When skin is dry is can be itchy and uncomfortable. Lotions can be helpful, but sometimes something a little stronger is needed. A beautiful salve is a perfect fit for dry skin. Emollient in nature, salve’s are intensely moisturizing and soothing to itchy, rough, bothersome dry skin.  Salves are typically made from oil and beeswax and have a softer consistency than balms (although the …

DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion- The perfect (and SAFE!) ratios of essential oils to have you rolling in the season's most favorite scent!- Scratch Mommy

DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion

You know those annoying pumpkin spice fanatics who come out of the wood work every October? Yes, I’m one of those. While I won’t be getting any pumpkin spice lattes from that mainstream coffee shop that shall not be named, I WILL be indulging in plenty of homemade pumpkin spice goodness! This DIY pumpkin spice body lotion recipe is a fun …

Solid Perfume Recipes with Essential Oils (with 2 DIY recipes for you to try)!- Scratch Mommy

Solid Perfume Recipes with Essential Oils

You want to make sure that people are able to smell you when you walk into a room. No, I’m not talking about the bad, *you stink* kind of smell. Everyone should have a signature scent, and with one of these solid perfume recipes with essential oils, you can have just that. In a good way of course. Ahhh, the …

DIY Anti-Aging Night Cream Recipe (super yummy for your face)!- Scratch Mommy

Anti-Aging Night Cream Recipe

I’m not that old, but I’d still like to get a head start on fighting aging, especially when it comes to my face. What you eat plays a big role in skin health, but you can also use healthy skincare products to help (like Scratch Mommy Founder Jess’s Pronounce Skincare line products). Fight wrinkles and promote youthful, smooth skin at …

DIY Dandelion-Infused Hand Lotion Recipe- featured on Scratch Mommy

Dandelion-Infused Hand Lotion

I’m a big fan of body butter, and even my homemade rose lotion, but I needed something lighter for my hands. This dandelion-infused hand lotion is a luxurious way to get some extra moisture to your hands without being overly greasy. Creating a Hand Lotion With a preschooler and all the cooking and product making I do, I end up washing …