Be Like Burt: 16 Ways to Make Your Own Beeswax Products
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Be Like Burt: 16 Ways to Make Your Own Beeswax Products

Remember when barking, “Mind your own beeswax!” at someone was a total schoolyard diss? Well nowadays whenever someone hits us with that, we gladly accept. Why? Because beeswax is only just about the coolest thing ever. Not only is it made by incredible little worker bees, but it’s also THE ingredient in just about every skincare formula one famous Burt can get his hands on (including our all time favorite lip balm). But why go to Burt for all your skincare needs when you can mind your own beeswax at home with these 16 DIY recipes.

1. Bug Bite + Sting Balm: There’s nothing better than an all-day BBQ… unless you’re a mosquito’s one and only. Fear not. In under 15 minutes, you’ll be fully equipped to forget it ever happened. (via Hello Natural)

2. Lip Balm: Fact. There is no such thing as too many lip balms. Isn’t that actually written down as law somewhere? It should be. And there’s no reason you shouldn’t be whipping up batches of your own customized jars. (via Fellow Fellow)

3. Hair Pomade: We don’t know about you, but we’ve been secretly sneaking our fellas’ stash of pomade for years. But we’re about to stop that and get our sticky fingers on this DIY instead. (via Goldmine)

4. Solid Perfume: Nothing says ladylike more than the wafting hint of that certain je ne sais quoi. That scent that’s all your own. Are we right or what? We can’t think of a better way to be the cah-lassiest broad you can be than with a customized perfume. Work it. (via Free People)

5. Sunscreen: That’s right ladies. Sunscreen. Every single day. And if it’s going to be our official bestie, we want to make sure it’s au naturale. Seriously, nobody wants their pores all clogged with chemical mumbo jumbo. Squeaky clean or BUST. (Homegrown + Healthy)

6. Sunscreen Lotion Bars: Sunscreen bottles can be soooo heavy, can’t they? Well maybe not, but we want our sun care to be as easy peasy as can be. We can pretty much guarantee it doesn’t get any easier than this. (via Mommypotamus)

7. Drawing Salve: Alright our little DIY-ers. This one goes out to you. Picture this. A salve that helps your woodcarving hands “draw” out all those stubborn little splinters that have made a home in your fingers and palms. Ain’t no stoppin’ you now. (via The Nerdy Farm Wife)

8. Healing Salve: If you’re clumsy and you know it clap your hands. No worries. So are we. Baking burns. Knee scrapes. Cooking cuts. You name it, and this stuff will heal it. That’s right. This is the no-holds-barred backup to living life to the fullest (sometimes too full). (via Crunchy Betty)

9. Lavender Lotion Bars: Listen. We’re as sad about saying goodbye to summer as you are. But we’re pretty stoked to give our sun-soaked skin and sandal battered feet some TLC. Our favorite way to show our parts some post summer love? Lavender. Lotion. Bars. Period. (via Gourmande intThe Kitchen)

10. Whiskey + Woodsmoke Beard Balm: Have you paired yourself with a downright lumberjack who sports a beard unlike any other? Surprise him with this all powerful tamer of unruly face hair. Maybe even help him put some on. After all, that beautiful beard can’t balm itself, now can it? (via Transient Expression)

11. Shaving Cream: This stuff looks good enough to eat! But don’t be fooled by its creamy parfait-like appearance. Snacking is not allowed. What IS allowed is throwing it on all those shave-friendly parts and watching as they transform into your silkiest and softest bits and pieces ever. (via Mommypotamus)

12. Homemade Deodorant: It’s inevitable. At some point in our lives, whether we admit it or not, we have all spent a day (gulp) sans deodorant. We know. How terrifying. Lucky for us we’ve found a way to make sure we never put ourselves, or anyone else, through that again. 10 minutes to shame-defying freedom. (via The Crunchy Urbanite)

13. Belly Balm: Technically this is meant for moms to be, aka ladies with a little baby bump, but truth be told, it sounds delightful even if you don’t have a bun in the oven. You mean that someone could actually just give us a good ol’ tummy massage? Just because? Ahem. Where do we sign up? And where’s our favorite crop top? (via Thank Your Body)

14. Cellulite Buster Bronzing Caffeine Butt(er) Bar: Wait, are we dreaming? Slathering this faux peanut butter cup all over gets rid of our dimples (not the cute ones) AND gives us a natural glow? Step aside orange peel. We’ve got caffeine on our side! (via Hello Natural)

15. Dreamy Sleep Salve: It’s as magical as it sounds. Yep. A salve that you slather on your feet, or any other parts for that matter, that instantly inspires your body to fall asleep. Sounds like some straight-up James-Bond-typestuff to us. Whether you’re rocking the inner spy or the inner simply-exhausted look, this is a good tool to keep in your arsenal. (via One Good Thing)

16. Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm: Everyone knows that the secret to making anything delightful is to throw some pumpkin in it. Coffee. Candles. Body lotion. Lip balm. If it’s got pumpkin, we’ll take it. What’s that? A lip balm that tastes like pumpkin pie? And you’re saying it’s perfectly paired with an edible pumpkin lip scrub? Yes. Yes. And yes. (via Hello Natural)

What’s your favorite way to mind your own beeswax? Share down below!