Natural beeswax sticks

We make natural beeswax blocks, sticks and medallions in a small workshop, in the tiny village of Cottenham in Cambridge. Our beeswax sticks are handmade and completely natural, so they may vary in colour. The colour of beeswax depends on its natural ingredients and the type of flowers gathered by the bees. In fact, honeycomb wax is nearly white. Beeswax gets its yellow and brown tones from pollen oils, in flowers, and propolis, in tree buds and sap flows. 

 

Uses

Natural beeswax sticks have an astounding range of uses:

  • Lace making
  • Batik print making
  • Filling scratches, cracks and holes in furniture restoration
  • Wood turning
  • Waxing woodworker's saws and tools
  • Stabalising old oil paintings
  • Machine knitting
  • Waxing yarns and threads
  • Waxing fishermen's line
  • Water proofing archer's bow strings
  • Easing the runners of stiff drawers
  • Easing stiff zip fasteners - also see Zip slip
  • Tuning pan pipes
  • Forming the mouth piece of didgeridoos
  • Making furniture polish

Black beeswax sticks have two known uses:

  • Achieve a deep black mirror-shine on regiment boots
  • Mask imperfections in dark granite

Paraffin wax sticks have two known uses:

  • Protecting zips
  • Making candles

Black beeswax sticks
In order to achieve the deep black mirror-shine, our black beeswax sticks contain wax soluble dye.

Paraffin wax sticks
We also produce paraffin wax sticks, similar to candle wax.

 

How it's made

Our bees wax is handmade in the tiny village of Cottenham in Cambridge in an equally tiny workshop.

1. Lumps of natural beeswax are placed in a drum and melted

1. Lumps of natural beeswax are placed in a drum and melted

2. The hot liquid is poured into beeswax stick molds

2. The hot liquid is poured into beeswax stick molds

3. The hot beeswax is left to set, turned upside down and gently tapped to remove the sticks

3. The hot beeswax is left to set, turned upside down and gently tapped to remove the sticks

 

Where to buy

Home Care Essentials website → 
Stockists →
Available for export →

We supply agents, wholesalers, retailers and individuals. Talk to us about buying single bees wax sticks, boxes or palettes. Wholesale prices available. 

Sizes 

    • 1oz (28g) sticks: Available in x2 stick blister packs, boxes of 16 or boxes of 100 bees wax
    • 900g (2lb) blocks: Available in single blocks of bees wax   
    • Natural beeswax medallion: Available in x1 blister pack of bees wax

    Additional information

    This product also comes in a black beeswax or a paraffin wax variation. 

    Black beeswax

    • Only available in oz (28g) sticks

    Paraffin wax

    • Only available in oz (28g) sticks