How to use Beeswax Blocks in your DIY Recipes

How to use Beeswax Blocks in your DIY Recipes

Jan 24, 2019 By Nicola Hum

There is no shortage of DIY inspiration in the world. Whether a friend tells you how to make your own beeswax salves, or you’re perusing Pinterest for a natural beeswax lip balm recipe, there is always something new to try.

Many do-it-yourself natural cosmetics and some other DIY projects will include beeswax ‘pellets’ or ‘pastilles’ in the list of ingredients. These are small bits of beeswax that can be measured out for crafts. The downfall to these products is that they are consistently packaged in plastic bags. This is why we suggest using beeswax blocks for your crafting needs.

Beeswax blocks can easily be packaged without plastic and, being one dense block, they will take up less cupboard space! We offer a variety of sizes of beeswax blocks that can be used for any number of do it yourself projects.

When a recipe calls for 1 cup of beeswax pellets it can be difficult to know how to break up your 1-pound block to equal 1 cup, but there are several ways to substitute an eco-friendly beeswax block for plastic wrapped beeswax pellets. Some instructions will suggest grating your block to make your own pellets and then measuring the grated wax as the recipe calls for. This works and will certainly achieve the desired result. However, it can be time consuming and hard on your cheese grater!

To save your time and cheese grater there are much simpler ways to use a beeswax block in your diy projects. One great thing about beeswax is that its liquid weight and its dry weight are equal! Using the conversion chart below you can weigh beeswax in its solid state and know exactly the measurement it will equal melted!

Melted Wax Measurement

Solid Wax Weight

1 tbsp

½ ounce

2 tbsp

1 ounce

3 tbsp

1.5 ounce – Dragon Fly Medallion

¼ cup

2 ounces

5 tbsp

2.5 ounces – Honey Bee Medallion


Although, if you don’t have a kitchen scale, would prefer to avoid converting weight to volume, or if you plan to use beeswax consistently in your DIY creations there maybe an even better method for you. Simply grab a cleaned tin can from your recycling or hit the thrift store for a used pot. Bring water to a boil in a larger pot and use your can or thrifted pot as a makeshift double boiler. Once the wax is melted, you can easily measure it for your recipe and then let the rest of the wax reharden and simply store it (still in the tin/pot) in your closet or cupboard until your next project. You can add more blocks for future projects as needed!

Give beeswax blocks a try in your next DIY masterpiece!

Published By Nicola Hum

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