Saturday, August 10, 2019

Undoing a PDF Log Jam on Beeswax Recipes

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Already complained about the PDF file log jam in blowing copy and paste on information people do need to survive so this the half hours work on the orphan girls part.

This all started out in trying to find an affordable leather shoe conservative  for old hunting boots.

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Furniture Cream Polish #2

1 pint linseed oil 
4 oz. beeswax

Melt together, mix thoroughly, and put into container.

Furniture Oil

1 pint linseed oil 
6 oz. beeswax

Melt the two ingredients together over low heat and
store in closed bottle
Floor Polish

Melt equal portions of beeswax and turpentine together for use on wooden floors.

Holiday Floor Polish

4 oz. beeswax 
1/2 cup liquid soap 
1/2 pint water 
1/4 cup linseed oil 
1/4 cup turpentine

Melt the wax in the warm water, then mix in the soap. When cooled, add the turpentine and linseed oil. Store in covered container.

Shoe Polish

Parts by weight:

1 part aluminum oxide powder 
1 part tin oxide powder 
1 part petroleum jelly 
1 part beeswax

Melt the wax and petroleum jelly in a microwave or double boiler. Remove from heat and stir in the dry ingredients.

Tin and aluminum oxide are sold by Chem Lab Supplies 714-
630-11 790

Home Uses/Tool Box

Leather Waterproofing

4 oz. beeswax 
4 oz. resin or rosin (music stores carry) 
1 pint vegetable oil
Melt the solids in the oil, and apply while warm.

Arthritis wax treatment

Warm wax treatments are approved by the Arthritis Foundation to help relieve sore, painful joints caused by arthritis. Wax treatments provide moist heat, increase blood circulation, and ease stiffness due to joint inflammation.

5 lbs beeswax 
2 cups mineral oil

Step 1: Melt ingredients in an oven set between 170 to 200 degrees F. Stir to mix the oil and wax.

Step 2: Remove the mixture from the oven and allow
it to cool until there is a film of cooled wax on the surface (about 125 degrees F). Test the wax to be sure it is very warm, but not uncomfortable.

Step 3: The body part treated must be clean and dry.
 Dip the body part into the wax mixture and withdraw it. If the hand is being treated, keep the fingers apart. Do this a few more times until there is a thick coating of wax.

Step 4: Return the body part to the wax and leave t
here (15 to 30 minutes) until the mixture cools.

Step 5: Remove the body part and peel off the wax.
Save the wax in a closed container to use again. The treatment may be repeated. The mixture will melt more quickly now that the oil and wax are combined.

Waterproof & Leather Softener
1 oz. (weight) beeswax 
8 oz/ (weight) petroleum jelly

Melt the ingredients in a microwave or double boiler. Brush the hot mixture onto the leather and allow it to penetrate. If possible, place the item in hot sun. Polish the leather with a cloth to remove excess waterproofing.

Ironing Wax

Rub a cake of wax over a hot iron, then press canvas or
unbleached muslin. This wax finish gives a gloss and pro
tects the cloth from dirt and water. While the iron is stil
l hot, wipe it clean with a paper towel.

Envelope Sealing Wax
1/2 oz. weight beeswax 
3 oz. weight blonde shellac dry artist's pigment or fresco colors

Melt the beeswax in a microwave. Add the shellac flakes
and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until the mixture is melted (about 2 1/2 minutes total time). Stir in the dry pigment. Judge the amount of pigment to add by the color of the wax. Pour this into molds and let it cool.
Dust Mops & Dust Cloths
1 Tablespoon beeswax (1/2 oz. weight) 
2 Tablespoons mineral oil 
2 cups turpentine

Heat the wax and oil in a microwave or a double boiler until the wax melts. Remove this from the heat and stir in the turpentine. Wet flannel cloth or a dust mop in the liquid. Wring it out and spread it to dry.

Golf Club Grip Wax

2 oz. weight beeswax 
1 teaspoon powdered rosin
Melt the ingredients together in a 250 degree F. ov
en. Pour this
into a paper tube. Peel away the paper as the wax is used.

Sealing Putty
1/4 cup linseed oil 
2 teaspoons beeswax 
Whiting (calcium carbonate powder)
Whiting is sold by building suppliers or "Woodworker's Supply" (800-645-9292).

Melt the beeswax in the microwave or a double boiler.
Add the oil and stir. Heat the mixture again if necessary to get a smooth texture. Let it cool. Stir in small amounts of whiting until the mixture is dough-like and can be handled. Knead the mixture until it is smooth and store it in an air-tight container.

Waterproof paper

4 oz. weight beeswax 
6 oz. weight alum 
1 oz. weight soap 
1 quart water 
fragrant essential oil (optional)
Combine the ingredients and boil them for 10 minutes.
 Be sure
the beeswax is melted. Dip paper into the hot solution
hang it to dry. Alum is sold in the grocer's spice section.
Copper Cleaner
Parts by weight.
2.4 parts beeswax 
9.4 parts mineral oil 
42 parts vinegar, 5% to 7% acetic acid 
42 parts citric acid, USP crystals 
42 parts soap flakes

Combine the soap and vinegar to make a paste. Melt the beeswax and mineral oil together in a microwave or a double boiler. Stir in the soap mixture and the citric acid. Let the cleaner set overnight before using it. Apply the polish with a clean, damp cloth. Rinse the copper and wipe it dry with a clean cloth.

Beeswax Recipes

Ever wonder what to do with those leftover beeswax candle stubs and scrap? Turn them into useful household products  that  not  only  will  save  money,  but  most  likely  be  far  superior  to  equivalent  commercial  products.  The following recipes all use beeswax. For each recipe, safely melt the beeswax gently in a double boiler.
Do not use a microwave ovensince the wax could reach the flash point and ignite. Do not cover the wax when using water to heat. Otherwise, water could condense on the lidand eventually get into the wax. 

Lip Balm


1tblsp beeswax

2 tblsp coconut oil

2 capsules vitamin E 
Lip Gloss

1tblsp beeswax

1 tblsp sweet almond or coconut oil

4 drops esential oil (orange, lemon,

Bare Wood Finish


1lb beeswax

1 pint turpentine 

1 pint boiled linseed oil

Apply with soft cloth, dry, then buff
with wool 
Wood Furniture Polish

1ounce beeswax

1 pint turpentine 

2 cups water

1 ounce soap flakes

Petroleum Jelly


1ounce beeswax

1/2 cup mineral oil (or baby oil) 

Hand Lotion


1parts beeswax 

4 parts olive oil (add a little coconut oil) 

All Purpose Skin Cream


3 ounces beeswax 

2/3 cup mineral oil or baby oil 

4 ounces lanolin 

3/4 cup water 

1 tsp borax 

Antiseptic Balm


2 ounces beeswax

1 ounce Jojoba oil 

3 ounces sweet almond oil

1tblsp wheatgerm oil

1 tblsp myrrh essential oil

few drops of you favorite fragrant oil

1 tblsp tea tree essential oil 

Herbal Salve


2 ounces beeswax

1 ounce Jojoba oil

3 ounces sweet almond oil

1/2 ounce canola oil

2 tblsp essential oil of your choice

Moisturizing Cream


1ounce beeswax

4 ounces sweet almond oil 

2 ounces water

1 tsp vitamin E oil

1 tsp lavender essential oil 


Beeswax is a byproduct of honey production. It makes wonderful lip balms, hand lotions, hand creams, m
oisturizers, in cosmetics, wood finishes, waxes, leather polishes; waterproofing products, and dental molds.
It is impervious to water and unaffected by mildew.
It has a melting point of 143 to 148 degrees F. and should only be heated using a double boiler as it is flammable when subjected to fire and flames. It is pliable at 100 degrees F. 
Beeswax is produced by the (female) worker honeybees. The wax is secreted from wax glands on the underside of the bee's abdomen and is molded into six-sided cells which are filled with honey, then capped with more wax. When honey is harvested, the top layer of wax that covers the cells, the cappings, must be removed from each hexagon-shaped cell. 

Bees use propolis ( derived from resins and essential oils from local plants and pine trees ) to "glue" together the wooden frames in their hive, and that must be scraped off so the frames can be separated. The beeswax, which contains some honey, bee parts, and other impurities, must be melted and filtered or strained. 

Most beeswax is gold or yellow but can also be in shades of orange, brown, etc. The color of the wax is in most part determined by the type of plants the bees collect nectar from. Beeswax has a delightful, light fragrance of honey, flower nectar and pollen. 
Beeswax makes superior, slow burning candles. Beeswax burns more beautifully than any other wax. It exudes a faint, natural fragrance of honey and pollen. When candles are made with the proper size of wicking, they are smokeless, dripless, and burn with a bright flame. 
If you wonder why beeswax is so expensive, consider this: It has been estimated that bees must fly 150,000 miles to produce one pound of wax. Bees must eat about six pounds of honey to secrete a pound of wax. For every 100 pounds of honey a beekeeper harvests, only one to two pounds
of beeswax are produced.

Moisturing Vitamin E Cream
4 oz. sweet almond oil
1 oz. beeswax 
2 oz. water
10 drops Vitamin E oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
Melt the oil and the wax in a double boiler, Remove
 from heat, add water, and stir thoroughly. 
Add your Vitamin E, essential oil and stir continuo
usly until cool. This cream is very moisturizing an
d emollient. 
It is nice for rough, dry, or chapped complexions a
nd should help promote healthy looking skin. 
After you have added the essential oil and the crea
m is still warm enough to pour, carefully pour it into Salve Jars or Metal Tins.

Antiseptic Balm ( Use instead of antiseptic ointment
, this is far superior! )
2 ounces Beeswax
3 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
1 ounce Jojoba Oil 
20 drops Wheatgerm Oil
20 drops Myrrh Essential Oil 
20 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 
( Makes enough to fill 4 each 1 ounce salve jars or
 1 ounce metal tins )
A rule of thumb is 2 parts oil to one part beeswax.
 Simply heat the Sweet Almond and Jojoba oil in a saucepan and add Beeswax. If you want a thin consistency ( such as a cream or Vaseline ) add only a little bit of Beeswax. Want it thicker
like wax? Just add more Beeswax. 
Allow the base to cool down to see what the consist
ency is like. If it's too thick, add more Sweet Almond oil and reheat, too thin?, add more Beeswax. 
As the base is cooling add the essential oils to en
hance the healing effect of the balm.

After you have added the essential oil and the lip
balm is still warm enough to pour, carefully pour it into Salve Jars or
Metal Tins.

Herbal Salve
Make different Herbal Salves simply by changing/mixing differnet essential oils!

2 ounces Beeswax
3 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
1 ounce Jojoba Oil 
1/2 oz. Canola oil
40 drops total essential oil of your preference
( Makes enough to fill 4 each 1 ounce salve jars or
 1 ounce metal tins )

Simply heat the Sweet Almond, Canola oil and Jojoba oil in a saucepan and add Beeswax. If you want a thin consistency (such as a cream or Vaseline ) add only a little bit of Beeswax. Want it thicker like wax? Just add more Beeswax. 
Allow the base to cool down to see what the consist
ency is like. If it's too thick, add more Sweet Alm
ond oil and reheat, too thin?, add more Beeswax. 
As the base is cooling add the essential oils to en
hance the healing effect of the balm.

Essential Oil List.
After you have added the essential oil and the lip
balm is still warm enough to pour, carefully pour it into Salve Jars or
Metal Tins.

 Essential oil for relieving rheumatism. 

 Essential oil for colds, bronchitis systems, i.e.
chest rub. 

 Essential oil for antiseptic quality. 

 Essential oil for aphrodisiac quality.

Clary Sage
Essential oil for anti-ainflammatory, aphrodisiac and scalp problems

 Essential oil for relieving Chronic anxiety and st
 Essential oil for making a insect repellent salve.

Essential oil for chest rub, relieves congestion, eases breathing. 

 Essential oil for asthma and other respiratory pro

Essential oil for chest rub, said to relieve flu conditions, fever, hypertension and palpitations.
 Essential oil for emotionally cleansing effect. Ca
lms the nerves. 

 Essential oil for a lighter body lotion, said to r
elax, relieve sexual apprehension, and is antiseptic and

 Essential oil for antiseptic, aphrodisiac qualities. 

 Essential oil for relieving tired muscles. 

Tea Tree
 Essential oil for Antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral qualities.

Itch Relief Salve
( Good for posion ivy, posion oak )
1 pint Sweet Olive Oil
2 ounces Beeswax
1 tablespoon Chickweed Powder  (or Jewelweed)
1 tablespoon Comfrey Powder

Put chickweed and comfrey powder into sweet olive oil and simmer 3 hours. Strain and add beeswax. Pour into salve jars or tins. 

Coconut Butter Body Moisturizer

 ( Good for wind and sunburned skin ) 

2 tablespoons beeswax 
2 teaspoons distilled water 
4 oz. cocoa butter 
4 tablespoons sweet almond 
2 tablespoons coconut oil 
Melt the beeswax over low heat with the water. Spoon in cocoa butter and blend. Gradually blend in oils. Pour into glass jar.
The lotion will thicken as it cools.

Vaseline Type Jelly

This makes a great vaseline type jelly.
1 ounce (weight) beeswax
1/2 cup baby oil
Melt the beeswax in a microwave or a double boiler.
 Stir in the baby oil. 
Remove the mixture from the heat and stir until cool. 

Skin Cream ( by Elaine White )

2 1/2 ounces (weight) beeswax
4 ounces (weight) lanolin
2/3 cup baby or mineral oil
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon borax (sodium borate, CP)
Fragrant oil (optional)

Melt the oil, lanolin and beeswax to 160 degrees F.
 Heat the borax and water in a separate container to 160 degrees F. Be sure the beeswax is melted and the borax is dissolved. Add the water mixture to the oil mixture while stirring. 
When a white cream forms, stir slowly until the mixture cools to 100 degrees F. Pour the cream into small, wide-mouth jars. 

Pain Releif Salve

1 tablespoon Chickweed powder
1 tablespoon Wormwood Powder
10 drops Tea Tree oil
2 pints Sweet Olive Oil
3 ounces Beeswax

Mix together chickweed, wormwood powder, add the mixed herbs to sweet olive oil and simmer 3 hours. Strain and add beeswax and Tea Tree Oil. Pour into salve containers. 


2 ounces beeswax 
1 cup sweet almond oil
1 cup water
10 drops essential oil (if desired, for fragrance)
Heat beeswax and sweet almond oil until the wax melts. In another container, heat water until warm. Both mixtures should be warm, but not so hot as to be uncomfortable to the touch.
Place warm water in a blender. Cover the blender, leaving open the small opening in the cover. With the blender running on high speed, slowly pour in the beeswax-oil mixture in a thin stream. When most of the oil has been added, the mixture should begin to thicken. 
At this point, add the essential oil. Continue to add oil and blend until the mixture is sufficiently thickened. Turn off the blender. You should have a thick cream. Spoon into
salve jars or metal tins. 

Body Lotion

This is a great recipe that does not spoil easily w
ithout the aid of refrigeration. It makes about 2 c
ups of lotion. 
1 cup of aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon of lanolin 1 teaspoon of pure vitamin E
1/3 cup of coconut oil
1/2 ounce of beeswax
3/4 cup of almond oil
Up to 1 and 1/2 teapoons of essential oil of your choice or more to prolong scent

Place aloe vera gel, lanolin and vitamin E oil in a blender or food processor. Place coconut oil and beeswax in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup, microwave on high for 30 second and stir. Repeat in ten second blocks until fully melted.
Stir in almond oil, reheating if necessary. Run blender at low to medium speed, then pour in melted oils in a thin stream.
As the oils is blended in the cream will turn white and the blender's motor will begin to grind. As soon as you have a mayonaise-like consistency, stop motor, add essential oils and pulse blend. do not overblend Transfer cream to glass jars while still warm because it thickens quickly.
This recipe was found in the Winter 97 issue of Handcraft Illustrated Magazine. The article was written by Amy Jenner 

Sweet Lavender Ointment
4 ounces sweet olive oil
3 to 4 ounces beeswax
1 ounce cocoa butter
15 drops vitamin e oil
25 drops lavender oil
Combine the sweet olive oil, beeswax, cocoa butter
and heat thoroughly in the top of a double boiler.
Remove from the
heat. Add the vitamin e, lavender oil and beat well
. Pour into salve jars and allow the mixture to coo
l before covering. 
Basic Lotion Bar
From an email from Patti's Pleasures
3 ounces beeswax
2 ounces cocoa butter
3 ounces sweet almond oil
Melt and mix all ingredients thoroughly. Mold into
desired shape.

Rich Hand Cream
by Rosemary Gladstar in Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts
3/4 cup sweet almond oil
1/3 cup coconut oil or cocoa butter
1 Teaspoon lanolin
1/2 ounce grated beeswax
Melt ingredients together over low heat and cool to
 room temperature. When cool, add:
2/3 cup rosewater
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
1 - 2 drops rose blend EO
5 drops Vitamin E oil
Whip all ingredients to a smooth consistency. Store in a sterile covered jar. 

Solid Perfume

3 parts Sweet Almond or Jojoba oil
2 parts White beeswax
1 part Cosmetic Grade Fragrance Oil, choose from our huge line of Rachel's
Cosmetic Grade Fragrance Oils
Melt all ingredients over double boiler until well mixed and integrated. Pour into containers and let cool. 


2 teaspoons beeswax
2 tablespoons, sweet almond oil or coconut oil
5 drops essential oil (such as orange, lemon, grape
fruit, tangerine, coconut or mint)
2 drops vitamin E capsule
(optional: to tint, up to 1/4 teaspoon lipstick)

Melt the oil and beeswax together. Remove from heat. If coloring, stir in the lipstick. When the mixture has cooled to lukewarm, stir in essential oil and the vitamin E.
Transfer to a small container.  Stir occasionally while cooling . If a thicker gloss is desired, increase the amount of beeswax. (Experiment with other additions such as baking chocolate, crushed peppermint candy, cocoa butter, vanilla bean, oil of cinnamon, oil of camphor or eucalyptus for soothing chapped lips, wheat germ oil, etc. 
Add oil-based ingredients to the oil phase, and wat
er-soluble ingredients to the water phase.) This is a great way to use up leftover or too-dark lipstick.

BEESWAX WOOD FINISH (for bare wood)
1 pound beeswax 
1 pint turpentine (odorless, if you can find it)
1 pint boiled linseed oil 

Melt wax. Remove wax from heat source, then stir in turpentine and oil. Before applying to bare wood, warm the mixture to achieve better penetration. Apply with a soft cloth, let dry, then buff with a wool cloth. Old coats can be removed with an organic solvent such as turpentine. This can also be used on leather. (Another wood finish can be made with 1 pound beeswax and 1 pint turpentine, omitting the linseed oil.)

BEESWAX WOOD CONDITIONER (for previously finished wood)
1 ounce beeswax
1 pint turpentine
2 cups water
1 ounce Ivory soap flakes
Shred wax into turpentine; cover and leave in a war
m spot. Shake container from time to time. 
Bring 2 cups water to a boil.
Add soap and stir until dissolved. Add it to the wax/turpentine, stirring briskly until an emulsion forms.

IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP: Beeswax melts at 143-148 degrees. It is pliable at 100 degrees. All waxes will ignite explosively when they reach their flash point temperature. To melt beeswax safely, place it in the top of a double boiler, or place the container of wax in a larger container of hot water. Do not melt beeswax in a microwave, as it could become hot enough to ignite. Do not cover the beeswax while melting in a container of water, as steam may condense on the inside of the cover resulting in water in the wax. 
MEASURING TIP : To measure a small amount of beeswax, grate it before melting.