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I was going though some old boxes and found a 1lb block of bees wax, I remember buying this ummm, 8-9 years ago? Is it still even good and what do I do with it? I remember getting it to make a cold chest rub for dd. Actually now that I think about it I'd still like to make one for this winter since ours is expired but they will only take a few oz, what to do with the rest besides candles?
 

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Lotions, salves, chapstick, cuticle cream. Wow, I wish I had just found 1 lb of beeswax! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Send it to me? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Dip or pour candles, make beeswax Christmas/Solstice ornaments, slice it thin and turn it into modelling wax, make knitting needles for gifts and wax them with beeswax, wax leaves (if you still have fall ones where you are), make a beeswax candle holder...<br>
I'm out of beeswax and it's holding me back from making some presents - can you tell?
 

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I've been making lip balms with my bees wax. I'm looking for lotion recipes, too. How do you make your chest rub?<br>
I'm getting ready to wax dip pinecones for the holiday.<br>
I originally asked for it because it makes a really smooth line in batik.<br>
You're right in that a little goes a long way, but it will be fine indefinitely.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've been making lip balms with my bees wax. I'm looking for lotion recipes, too. How do you make your chest rub?<br>
I'm getting ready to wax dip pinecones for the holiday.<br>
I originally asked for it because it makes a really smooth line in batik.<br>
You're right in that a little goes a long way, but it will be fine indefinitely.</div>
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I was going to just google for a recipe<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You could do some Batik - although I think you need more paraffin than beeswax. You can also use it as a resist on a screen printing screen.
 
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