I truly enjoy mixing up skincare DIYs at home. My two young sons enjoy cuddling, and I like to know that my skincare products are also safe for their skin, with no exposure to additives with unknown sideeffects. Nothing less than a wonder, Beeswax is a gift from mother nature. Produced by the female worker bees, beeswax is extremely beneficial for skincare.
Beneficial Beeswax: Benefits of Beeswax for Skin Care
The hydrating and exfoliating properties of beeswax helps to heal dry, cracked skin. The hydrophobic protective property repels water and helps to lock in moisture resulting in soft supple skin. Beeswax contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents which help to fight against infections and certain skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
Due to less production of natural collagen skin become dull, starts aging and stretch mark appears. Vitamin A found in beeswax helps in the production of collagen can aid in skin rejuvenation. rejuvenates the skin. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of beeswax make it a good choice for an ingredient in body butters.
In this article we discuss three ways to make beeswax body butter. Whether your a novice just experimenting with homemade body butter, or an experienced DIYer comfortable with emulsifiers and preservatives, we’ve got a recipe for your.
Easy Mix and Melt beeswax body Butter
If you are new to homemade skincare products, this recipe is a great place to start. If you have coconut oil & olive oil in your pantry, you will only need to purchase beeswax to give this recipe a try.
This Mix and Melt beeswax body butter can be made using just one heat-safe container. Beeswax is the star of this beeswax body butter, it doesn’t contain any natural butters like Shea Butter, Mango Butter or Cocoa Butter. Beeswax is truly the star. In combination with other beneficial oils such as olive oil and coconut oil, this nutrient-dense blend is great for your skin.
- 1/4 cup of beeswax
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- Essential Oils (optional)
- Heat-Safe Container such as a canning mason jar
Combine beeswax, olive oil, & coconut oil into the the heat-safe container. Once combined you can use the double boiler method to melt the beeswax and oils. Do not add the essential oil until after the oils are blended together.
The double boiler method means we are utilizing indirect heat to melt the beeswax and oils. instead of placing beeswax directly into a pan, we are utilizing hot water to gently melt the beeswax and oils. This prevents the beeswax from becoming denatured and loosing it’s beneficial properties.
Creamy Whipped 3 Ingredient Beeswax Body Butter
This DIY Beeswax recipe uses
This oil is similar to the oil above, but requires a few additional steps. I find whipping body butter to be extremely relaxing. This DIY does not use any kinds of butter such as mango butter or shea butter. Combining the Beeswax with Oil and Aloe Vera Gel, allows it to be whipped in to a creamy consistency.
To make this Beeswax Body Butter, just follow these simple steps:
- Melt the Beeswax Using the Double Boiler Method
- Add Avocado Oil & Aloe Vera Gel to the melted beeswax
- Add Essential Oils (Optional)
- Using A Hand Mixer, mix until well blended and you achieve a creamy consistency.
Ingredients for Creamy Whipped 3 Ingredient Beeswax Body Butter
- 1 cup Beeswax
- 1/2 cup avocado oil
- 1/2 cup Aloe Vera Gel
- Essential Oils (Optional)
Beeswax Body Cream for more Experienced DIYers
I would not recommend this Beeswax Body Cream recipe for first time DIYers. It requires a lot of ingredients that most people do not have on hand. Water-based skincare products are prone to mold, mildew, and the development of other bacteria if not preserved properly. This uses water so you need emulsifiers and preservatives. This recipe is good if you already have some DIY ingredients in your arsenal.
To make any type of lotion or cream using water at home you need an emulsifier. You can purchase inexpensive emulsifiers from amazon. The shelf life of products containing oil and water is limited due to its susceptibility to mold. Without a preservative, this cream will only last a few days at room temperature, and a few weeks if refrigerated. Some DIYs use Vitamin E Oil as a preservative, but ensure the product is safe, it is best to use a commercial preservative.
I will share the basic recipe here , but I actually found this recipe on the Website Heart’s Content Farmhouse. Checkout her website for more details about whipping up this Beeswax body cream at home.
Ingredients for Beeswax Body Cream using Emulsifiers and Preservatives
- 140 grams distilled water
- 16 grams almond oil
- 8 grams shea butter
- 8 grams beeswax
- 14 grams stearic acid
- 14 grams polawax
- 2 grams phenonip
- 2 grams fragrance of your choice
What type of Beeswax to Use in Body Butter and Where to find it?
There are two varieties of Beeswax, white beeswax, and yellow beeswax. I prefer the look of white Beeswax for my DIYs. Beeswax can also be purchased as a solid brick or in pellets. I typically use pellets because they are easier to measure and melt.