For the month of August 2010, customers will receive a small block of pure beeswax with their order.
So what do you do with it?
1.) Just enjoy the scent. It's a sweet pick-me-up throughout the day.
2.) Make a tea light candle. I used a mini cupcake pan as a mold. If you have one, plop the beeswax in yours and place over a heat source. Once it begins to melt, carefully put a wick in place and remove pan from heat. Make sure the wick stays in place as it cools and hardens, and don't touch the melted beeswax! Once at room temperature, place in freezer so that the candle will pop out easily.
3.) Wax wood: heat equal parts beeswax, linseed oil, and turpentine. Use a burlap cloth to apply. This idea was found here, along with these other wonderful uses: unstick a drawer, condition a wood cutting board, and waterproof leather.
4.) Finally, use it as a moisturizer. Here's a recipe I adapted to my liking. It's been great to combat the summer heat, which has really dried out my face.
½ ounce beeswax
2 ½ ounces coconut oil (or ½ - ¾ cup, depending on desired softness)
Place ingredients in a small, heat-proof glass jar. Using the double boiler method, melt the ingredients until in liquid form, then remove from heat. Use a wooden skewer or Popsicle stick to stir ingredients well. Let cool and use as a skin moisturizer. Store in a cool, dry place.