6 Ways To Upcycle Leftover Beeswax

6 Ways To Upcycle Leftover Beeswax - Suffolk Candles


Got done burning your favourite beeswax candle and didn’t know what to do with the scraps? Here’s a tip; don’t throw it away!

It certainly is impossible to light the candle again when most of it has completely melted down, so, to deal with that, we have compiled for you some creative and innovative ways to repurpose your leftover wax by simply salvaging and reusing it. 

Numerous ingredients are not even required to make these various products, so don’t hang back from trying these! 

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The following are the best six ways to upcycle your beeswax at home and bring it to your use.

  •  Lotion Bar 

As a natural humectant, beeswax may be used in making your skin products as it ensures the integrity of the nature of your ingredients. It would be best if you kept the ratio of beeswax comparatively lesser than those of other ingredients. 

Melt your beeswax and add coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E oil together in a double boiler. Keep stirring till they all merge into each other. 

Apply only when cold. It may also be used as a foamless soap while taking a shower. 

  • Homemade Lip Balm 

Tired of lip balms that leave a reaction on the skin? Here’s a way to make your own at home and eliminate allergies from using the ones with added chemicals. After melting your beeswax, add in the butter and stir. 

Save the essential oils for the last. Let it cool once molten, and your lip balm is ready to use!

  • Colour Crayons

Looking for an activity to engage your kids this summer? We’ve got you covered! You can now make your crayons from scrap by melting your leftover beeswax and adding your favourite scent and colour to it. Next, please put it in the fridge to quicken the solidification process, and there you have your DIY crayons. 

  • Kitchen Board Butter 

We see people throwing out their wooden utensils quite a lot. Here’s how you can save yours and keep them shining by using your beeswax!

Mix your molten beeswax with coconut oil and let your utensils soak in it overnight. Using a microfibre cloth, you can buff your knives and have them as good as new ones.

  • DIY candle

If you’ve accumulated plenty of leftover beeswaxes, you can melt them all together and have an overall new candle designed yourself. Add your preferred fragrances and colours to have desired results for your candle. 

  • Beeswax Lubricant

Got timber furniture at home that might need some rejuvenation? Add grape seed oil and a tiny amount of Vitamin E to your beeswax. Apply it to your old tables or leather bags as a lubricant, and it will serve you for a long time with promised results. 


So here’s our take on reusing beeswax to make much helpful stuff out of it. There are plenty of more ways you may keep your scrap beeswax in use by upcycling it. 

For more candle-related recipes, do check out our blog!