How to Add Beeswax to Make Creams

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How to Add Beeswax to Make Creams
Beeswax stiffens and enhances cosmetic creams. (cream image by Oleg Guryanov from

Beeswax provides creams, lotions and salves the viscosity and emulsifying abilities that bind water and oils together to create a cosmetic application. Using beeswax in your cream and lotion formulations gives a thickening boost as well as the skin softening benefits within the wax. It provides you with an easy way to create your own skincare, cosmetics and serums with ease, and it is an easy ingredient to obtain.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 1/2 cup beeswax pastilles
  • 1/2 cup Lanette O wax pastilles
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp rose hip oil
  • 1 Tbsp hemp butter
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • Glass bowl
  • Plastic spoon
  • Jar with lid (1 cup size)

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  1. 1

    Melt the oils and waxes in a glass bowl, using a microwave.

  2. 2

    Slowly drizzle the water into the bowl of melted wax and oil, as you stir with a spoon or whisk.

  3. 3

    Beat the mixture by hand until it forms a viscous, white froth.

  4. 4

    Pour the warm, runny mixture into a jar. Do not put on the lid.

  5. 5

    Allow the mixture to thicken on its own as it cools to room temperature. The result is a thick and fortified cream made of beeswax and beneficial oils. Put the lid on the jar once the mixture has cooled.

Tips and warnings

  • Add small amounts of essential oils or botanical extracts to create your own formulas.

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