6 Uses for Beeswax Blocks You Need to Know

Amongst all of our natural honey and beeswax based products that we have formulated for you, we also sell 100% pure beeswax blocks – a happy and rather fortunate by-product of our 50 tonnes of honey production! But what, you may wonder, can these pure beeswax blocks actually be used for? Well, quite a lot actually!

Here are some of our favourite uses for beeswax blocks, practically around the house and in traditional crafts:

DIY Beauty


Fancy having a go at making your own natural, soothing and wonderfully effective moisturisers at home? Beeswax makes an ideal base for creating just that.

Combine with equal parts of your favourite base oil and butter (such as cocoa butter or Shea butter), melt down, mix up and re-set. Easy and wonderful to use! Fantastic DIY Christmas gifts as well.

Reusable Food Wrap


Not so keen on using plastic cling film but still want to somehow keep your food fresh in the fridge, or in packed lunches for your little ones? One of the lesser known uses for beeswax is that in can be used to make reusable food wraps!

This is not only a lovely, non-toxic option to use, but it also looks really pretty and saves money because you can wash and re-use over and over again.

Find out how to create your own reusable beeswax wrap here.

Furniture Polish


One use you’ll have probably guessed or heard about already is using beeswax as furniture polish. This is a perfect natural and traditional alternative to chemical-based products and gives your furniture, or wood projects, a very smooth and rich finish, as well as an effective layer of protection.

Not so keen on having to make up your own furniture polish? Not to worry, we also sell the finished thing here.

Homemade Crayons


Do your kids somehow get through their crayons like there’s no tomorrow? Well, you don’t have to buy any more as you can make your own very easily with beeswax! This is also a great way to produce you own, more varied, selection of colours.

All you’ll need for this is a block of beeswax, a bar of soap, some food colouring and setting molds.

Melt the soap and beeswax together, add food colouring until you reach the desired pigment. Lightly grease your molds before pouring in your crayon mixture. Allow to set and then they’re ready to use!

Hinge Lubricant


One of the most popular household uses for our beeswax blocks is to lubricate any squeaky or stiff doors, drawers and windows through the house for a quick and easy fix – making this product a bit of a tool kit essential!

All you have to do it coat the hinge or runner in question with the beeswax and there you have it – good as new! This will also help to prevent and remove any pesky rust build up.

Natural Beeswax Candles


If you’ve enjoyed our candles so much that you’d like to have a go at making your own, our 100% beeswax blocks are exactly what you need. This is a particularly nice thing to do if you’re after some scented candles without the synthetic fragrance, as you can add your own scent to the mix using essential oils.

It takes a little while, but the end result is well worth the effort. Find out how to make you own with this excellent step by step guide on diynatural.com

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The Chain Bridge Honey Gardener’s Gift Guide

Is it too early to mention Christmas? Probably, but just in case you’re thinking about it already, have a birthday coming up or fancy treating someone special who loves gardening we thought we’d put together the perfect gardener’s gift guide!

Our online shop is packed full of great gift ideas for anyone who loves to potter around in the garden, from practical items to luxury bits and bobs – there’s something for everyone.

To help you put together the ideal gift basket or Christmas stocking (or perhaps you just fancy treating yourself!) here is our gardener’s gift guide:

Hand Cream

Hard-working hands are a inevitable product of avid gardening, so help keep those mitts soft, soothed and smelling beautiful with one of our 100% natural and deeply moisturising hand creams.

We’ve got a scent to suit everyone, from summer burst to fill your nostrils with warm, floral aromas, to the more unisex scents of citrus or lavender.

The essential oils we use in our hand creams aren’t just for smell though – read all about their beneficial properties in our blog ‘Essential Oils & Why We Use Them’ to discover the right one for you.

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Beeswax Polish

How about something that can be put to good, practical use? Our beeswax and carnauba furniture polish had to get a mention in our gardener’s gift guide, for the all important finishing touches on wooden garden furniture, or maybe even woodworking projects that get created in the garden!

This superior quality polish is exactly what you need for enduring protection and shine. Your gardener in mind will love this useful addition.

Beekeeping Book

It’s not at all unusual for people who love being in the garden to have a keen interest in bees – they do help flowers and plants flourish after all!

There are endless benefits to beekeeping, for us as individuals as well as the planet, so taking up beekeeping is a fantastic thing to do.

Point your loved one in the right direction for getting started with this invaluable book for beginners, ‘More Beekeeping Hints for Beginners’ by Ann Middleditch.

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Natural Ointment

The odd scrape, scratch and sting comes hand in hand with regular gardening, so including one of our healing ointments in our gardener’s gift guide was essential. Speed up the repair process with just a small dab of your chosen ointment – a little goes a long way.

For really impressive healing results, try our honey and oat ointment with added Propolis. Propolis is absolutely fantastic for fixing up any minor wounds: you can read all about it here.

Honey Soap

Once it’s time to pack up and come inside, clean up in luxury with one (or a selection of) our gentle honey and beeswax soaps. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin and containing no less than 8% honey and 8% beeswax from our own hives for a luxurious experience, our soaps are a real treat.

Available in a wide range of natural scents and hand-wrapped in colourful, waxed paper, making these a great addition to our gardener’s gift guide.

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Tweedside Honey

It’s hungry work slaving away in the garden, so revive with a cup of tea and a slice of toast slathered in our delicious, mild honey.

You may have noticed that we’re pretty proud of our honey products and eating it has got to be of the best ways to enjoy our beekeeper’s and bee’s hard work!

Coming straight from our 1,800 hives in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, it doesn’t get any better than this. A must have in the gardener’s gift guide.