Waste Not

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The Best Coconut Olive Bee Balm


Inspired by the wonderful Crunchy Betty, today I set out to make a simple three ingredient balm. But first, a little back-story.

Making the balm only took about 10 minutes, but the process actually began several months ago when I started collecting leftover beeswax candle bits.


This little one still has a few burns to go, but soon it will no longer light. Rather than pitching the leftovers, why not salvage that leftover wax for  fun and thrifty projects?


After you have saved enough beeswax bits, remove the old wick and anything else that is not beeswax.  Chop up the bits and melt them down using a double broiler. Once liquefied, pour into a mold. I used an oiled cupcake tin.  Once dried pop them out and day dream about what you want to use your beeswax for! You can even turn them back into candles ☺

The Best Coconut Olive Bee Balm


Double Broiler or Makeshift Double Broiler

Cheese Grater or Knife

1 Cup Beeswax

1 Cup Coconut Oil

1 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Some sort of a container. I opted for some old glass jars.

Yields about 2 and 3/4 cups.

Step One: Grate your beeswax for quick melting OR use a knife to chop into small bits.


Step Two: Prep your ingredients.


Step Three: Start melting and stirring. Beeswax first, then add coconut oil and olive oil.



Step Four: Pour into containers. Don’t make my mistake, use a funnel if you need to!


Step Five: Let solidify and enjoy! This balm will last about 12 months.


Why Make Your Own?

Three safe ingredients means no second guessing what you are slathering on your body.

Use a fancy jar and you just made an inexpensive homemade gift.

Great full body balm, even your lips!



4 thoughts on “The Best Coconut Olive Bee Balm

  1. This is awesome, I will definitely try this.

  2. How does it smell? I bought a little jar at IKEA today since I didn’t have any handy at home. Any recommendations on where to get straight beeswax? I don’t have any candles hanging around either.

  3. It smells wonderful! The coconut oil is dominant with a touch of honey smell from the beeswax. IYou can also play around with adding essential oils. You may be able to find beeswax at a whole foods or another natural food type store. If you want to order online, I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs. Here is a link to their wax page: https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/wax/wax.php

    This is honestly my favorite moisturizer! Its not greasy, soaks in quickly, and smells wonderful!

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